Katarzyna Olga Beilin
Iberian and Latin American Environmental Cultural Studies, New Social Movements Studies, Animal Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Ecofeminism, Urban and Rural Studies, Posthumanism, New Materialities, Climate Fiction, Science Fiction Literature and Film.
Interdisciplinary Research Competition Grant, Graduate School, 2015
Faculty Development Grant to Study Ecological Economics, Spring 2016
Institute for Research in the Humanities Resident Fellowship 2011/2012
Spanish Ministry of Culture Grant 2011/2012
Center for European Studies Research Grant 2011
Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, 2006-2007
UW- Madison, Vilas Young Investigator Award, 2000-2005
In Search of Alternative Biopolitics in Contemporary Spain; Anti-Bullfighting, Animality and the Environment. The Ohio State University Press, 2015.
Ethics of Life; Contemporary Iberian Debates. Editor (with William Viestenz). Hispanic Issues. Vanderbilt University Press, 2016.
Debates on Ethics of Life. Online Issue of Hispanic Issues. Editor with William Viestenz. 2016
Del infierno al cuerpo; la otredad en la narrativa y en el cine español contemporáneo. Madrid: Libertarias, 2007.
Meteory. (Novel). Agawa, Warsaw, Poland, 2004.
Conversaciones literarias con novelistas contemporáneos. Tamesis: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, 2004.
Prof. Beilin’s current research focuses on alternative economies of life, knowledge and material exchange that emerged as an answer to the 2008 crisis in Spain in the environmental context of the Anthropocene. Her second book project, led in partnership with Sai Suryan, and tentatively entitled The Rise of the Resistant; Interspecies Cultures and Debates on GE Crops in the Hispanic World integrates approaches from cultural studies and science & technology studies to analyze debates and resistance to genetically engineered crops. Beilin’s previous project, In Search of an Alternative Biopolitics: Antibullfighting, Animality and the Environment in Contemporary Spain (The Ohio State UP, 2015) takes readers on a journey through currents of alternative thought in Spanish culture, weaving through writings, films and life stories whose authors and protagonists are acutely aware that “the question of the non-human,” in particular in the land of bullfighting masculinities, is key not only to environmental sustainability, but also to political freedom, and equality. Her co-edited with William Viestenz Ethics of Life; Contemporary Iberian Debates. (Vanderbilt University Press, 2016) maps discourses of accountability for life manipulation and loss, including debates on oil spills, euthanasia, abortion, bullfighting, war memory and genetically modified organisms in Spain. In her first two books, Entrevistas Literarias con Escritores Contemporáneos (Tamesis, 2004) and Del Infierno al cuerpo; la otredad en la narrative y cine español contemporáneo (Libertarias, 2007) Beilin analyzes works that blur divisions between realism and the fantastic, and subjectivity and otherness in order to subvert socio-political discourses of their times. Beilin remains very interested in how the contemporary narrative’s and film’s moods, especially science fictions and climate fictions (cli fi), dialogue with current debates on environmental crisis and Global Warming.