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Water / Bodies: Strange Kinships + One Health

May 26, 2021

Join us for a conversation featuring two sisters, Astrida Neimanis and Aleksija Neimanis, whose respective careers as a feminist cultural theorist and a wildlife pathologist have found a strange confluence at sea. Albeit from very different perspectives, both dedicate themselves to trying to understand the conjoined fate of human and ocean life in the context of anthropogenic climate change and degradation of marine habitats. Aleksija will discuss her career as a marine biologist turned veterinary pathologist with a focus on marine mammals and One Health, while Astrida will showcase her critical-creative approach to the so-called “blue humanities.” This will be followed by a discussion of their current project – a collaboration that explores the scientific practice of necropsy as a practice of care that can help us think about human-marine relationships in a time of endings and leavings.