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Eva Meijer (Hoorn, 1980)

 

Education

2013-2017

PhD research Philosophy University of Amsterdam, cum laude

Thesis: Political animal voices

2011-2012

Philosophy, University of Amsterdam (MA) cum laude

thesis: Political Conversations with Animals, nominated for the Geert Grote Pen

2008-2011

Philosophy, University of Amsterdam (BA)

2001-2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Royal Conservatory and Royal Academy of the Arts, Den Haag (Beeld en Geluid)

1997-98

Music, Dartington College of Arts, Dartington Engeland

1991-97

Gymnasium, OSG Westfriesland, Hoorn

 

 

Publications

2017

Political animal voices (PhD thesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

De soldaat was een dolfijn. Over politieke dieren (non fiction book, Uitgeverij Cossee)

'Interspecies Encounters and the Political Turn: From Dialogues to Deliberation' in Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues, Springer

'Worm Politics' in Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations Routledge

Two short stories, Revisor 16 (Nachtwaker and Ja!)

Dierentalen en politiek, Wijgerig Perspectief

De politiek van dierentalen, Splijtstof

2016

Animal Activism and Interspecies Change on Animal Liberation Currents

'Animal Activism and Interspecies Change' in Intervention or Protest: Acting for Nonhuman Animals, Vernon Press, ed: Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade and Andrew Woodhall

‘Interspecies Democracies’ in Animal Ethics in the Age of Humans. Blurring boundaries in human-animal relationships, Springer, ed: B. Bovenkerk and J. Keulartz

Communication politique avec les animaux, Animal Sujets, Frankrijk

Dierentalenpolitiek, Kring voor Internationale Betrekkingen, Belgium

Het vogelhuis, novel, Cossee Publishers

‘Filosofía del abandono: observaciones en el lenguaje, libertad y política acerca de la relación humano-perro’ Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales 2/2

'Speaking with Animals: Philosophical Interspecies Investigations' in: Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene, Lexington Books

‘Animal Deliberation: From Farm Philosophy to Playing with Pigs’ review of Animal deliberation: The co-evolution of technology and ethics on the farm, Clemens Driessen (2014) in Krisis, tijdschrift voor kritische filosofie

‘Animal Rights, without Liberation?’ review of Animal Rights without Liberation: Applied Ethics and Human Obligations, Alasdair Cochrane (2012), in Animals&Society, Brill Publishers

Dierentalen, popular philosophical book about animal languages, ISVW Publishers

2015

Ganzenpolitiek: van vergassen naar communicatie Thematijdschrift De Gans

Vuur! Anthology about activism in Dutch literature, which includes an excerpt from Dagpauwoog

Damhertenpolitiek: van biomacht naar soevereiniteit Argus 2015:2

Two poems Revisor

'Stray Philosophy: Dog-Human Observations on Language, Freedom and Politics', Journal for Critical Animal Studies 12:4

2014

Een anker dat geen anker is: Aantekeningen over kijken naar kunst in het Cobra Museum, essay, PUPMAG 2

'La conversazione politica con gli animali', Liberazioni (Italy), Spring 2014, vol. 4, n. 16

2013

Dagpauwoog, novel, Uitgeverij Cossee

Hoe we licht meten, short story, De Revisor, also published as a weekly feuilleton at revisor.nl

Politieke gesprekken met dieren, MA-thesis, Geert Grote Pen 2013: Masterscripties van jonge filosofen, Deventer Universitaire Pers: Deventer

Political Communication with Animals, philosophical article, Humanimalia: A Journal of Human-Animal Interface Studies 5:1

Milkshake, short story, Tirade

De paraplu, short story, Tirade

2012

Animal Politics and Political Animals, review of Zoopolis. A Political Theory of Animal Rights (Donaldson and Kymlicka 2011), Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy

Een dag, short story, De Revisor

De vader van Linda, short story, hard//hoofd

Het behoud, essay, Cimedart

2011

Een landkaart van de dingen die we weten, short story, Folia Magazine

Op de plaats rust, short story, Tijdschrift Ei

Een nieuw verhaal, short story, hard//hoofd

Het doen, short story, De Brakke Hond (literary magazine, Belgium)

Het schuwste dier, novel, Uitgeverij Prometheus

2010

Essay on Rousseau in the Humanist Canon

2009

Dichter op Locatie in vogelasiel de Wulp, Met beide voeten in de modder deel 2

feest (in collection De zee is van iedereen)

2007-now

weblog

2000-now

stories and poems in literary magazines (Nymph, Bordelaise literair, Krakatau)

 

 

Art

2016

Drawings and video, Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, group show Let's Dog

2015

Interpreter This Progress by Tino Sehgal, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

2014

Screening of Zwaan (video), Seminario Arte e Natureza, São Paulo Brazil

Een dag, a suitcase narrating a story, Boekennacht Amsterdam

2013

The things we do that seem to matter, drawing (1,5 by 5 m), Fall4Dance festival

It is up to you / Het is aan jou, cards with text, public transport, The Netherlands

2012

Onbegrijpelijk design, designweblog, w. Miriam Reeders (ongoing)

2011

The Putih-twitter (ongoing)

The owls, installation with fluorescent plastic owls in trees & magazine with short stories, The Bookstore Project Amsterdam

Schuw, zine with drawings and stories

2010

Daarheen, music theatre installation show for children, Crossing Border, Koorenhuis Den Haag w. Miriam Reeders

Leyweg, exhibition, black and white photography, Cultuuranker Escamp Den Haag

Zwaan, video

Verlangst, installation with drawings, photographs, writing and objects, Boterhal Hoorn w. Miriam Reeders (photographs)

Twist, weblog wall (drawings, photographs, writing), Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam w. Miriam Reeders

2009

Het leven leert vanzelf, installation / music theatre, Scheltema Complex Leiden w. Miriam Reeders

Worteltje boven, weblog wall (drawings, photographs, writing), Blog-Art festival Theater aan het Spui Den Haag w. Miriam Reeders

Hond, performance with dog (I followed her), Zzondag Den Haag

Het leven leert vanzelf Piloot, Scheltema Complex Leiden / Enquête over troost w. Miriam Reeders

Worteltje boven, weblog wall (drawings, photographs, writing), bibliotheek Ypenburg Den Haag w. Miriam Reeders

Wulp, Dichter op Locatie, poetry / photographs (publication)

A long way, exhibition, De Drukkery Middelburg

2008

Boomdicht, installation, Poëzie in het Park, Amstelpark Amsterdam

Dagpauwoog, photography weblog

Je hebt plannen in je leven wat je doen zal, en het loopt toch nog weer anders uit, installation, Kunstkavel Amersfoort

Bakfiets in Bloei, installation/performance in carriercycle, park Frankendael Amsterdam

The things a girl should do, video

2007

Glue, taperecorderperformance, Shoot Me filmfestival Den Haag

Licht, performance in elevator, Wolkenkrabber Weekend Rotterdam

Allerzielen alom, performance, multiple graveyards

Toverbal, Paarlen voor de Zwijnen, art for pigs

Transities, 3 video's, Universiteit Leiden w. Jessica de Boer

2006

Konijn, performance and video, festivals

Duif, performance and video, winkelcentrum Leyweg Den Haag

2005

Op zoek naar het goud, discussion/evening about art, organisation (w. Lydia Schouten and Semna van Ooy)

Worm, performance and video

Was, performance, KABK Den Haag

Sproos, installation and video, Vliegtoren Nootdorp

2004

Ui, video/installation, postkantoor Weimarstraat Den Haag

4 Stories, performance, Cultuurnacht Den Haag

Zwem, Ex-is festival, Paard van Troje Den Haag

RecPlay, Rapenburg concerten, Leiden

exhibition 'Zelfportretten 1998-2004', Weimarstraat 76 Den Haag, photography

publication self-portait in 'Foto', photography

2003

Mystery Guest, installation, Cultuurnacht Den Haag

Christeva, performance and zine w. Christie Stone, Sonic Acts Paradiso Amsterdam

2001

Smell Machines, installation w. Ferenc Teglas, Sonic Acts Paradiso Amsterdam

VIS, vrouw in de Stationsbuurt, installation and photographs, X-Fac/Stationsbuurt Den Haag

1996

Lark, music theatre, Het Pakhuis Hoorn

 

 

Music

shows

2016

Crossing Border Festival, music / spoken word performance Vogelhuis, with Simone Manuputty

2012

Guest vocals and piano on Mean Time, Quiet Choir

2011

Het schuwste dier op muziek (sound installation based on novel / nine mp3 players with headphones, Wintertuin festival)

Het heden (EP)

2010

Zwaan (album, Birdgirl Records)

Lied op maat

Woolf

Seven small birds

2009

Polecats & foxes EP (limited edition)

Voorland 5ekwartier Schellinkhout/Karavaan

Verhalenkeuken: Mijn Lied 5ekwartier Haarlem

2008

A long way (album, Birdgirl Records)

collaboration w. Ashok Pathak (sitar) Haagse Popweek

In My Mouth on compiliation cd Acoustika (Californië)

2007

The things a girl should do (album, Birdgirl Records)

backing vocals on Deseronto White Sands

Wurlitzer at Wind Renée Stevense

Marry Me on compilation cd Popunie

2006

Metamorphosis (album, Birdgirl Records)

EP Souvenir

2005

Steen/Neon

2004

EP Inside out

2001-2005 electronisch improvisation with Rec/Play

2006-now many shows in NL, Belgium, UK, USA (NYC, Texas, California)

 

 

Philosophy

for publications, see 'publications' above or here

ongoing

Chair of the Dutch national study group for Animal Ethics and member OZSW study group Environmental Philosophy

Chair of Minding Animals The Netherlands

2017

Interview Boek & Café, De Harmonie, Edam

Evening on animal languages (lecture and interview), De Nieuwe Liefde Amsterdam

Lecture about animal philosophy, Savannah Bay Utrecht

Lecture Vogelhuis ZomerZinnen Amer

Interview Parlement of Things Holland Festival Amsterdam

Lecture Political Animal Voice Non-human animal event Environmental Humanities Center VU University Amsterdam

Lecture Len Howard De Domijnen Sittard

Lecture Interspecies relations, Q&A video screening at Cure Park Amsterdamse Bos

Lecture Vogelhuis, Savannah Bay Utrecht

Lecture Bij de dieren horen, De Uitkijk Amsterdam, introduction of the film Grizzly Man

Lecture Het olifantenoffer Dag van de Milieufilosofie Artis Amsterdam

Lecture 'Kunnen dieren met elkaar praten?' Naturalis Leiden

Vogelgeluiden Perdu Amsterdam

B-Unlimited literary talkshow library Den Haag

Lecture afdelingsbijeenkomst Party for the Animals Noord-Holland Perdu Amsterdam

Guest editor Wijsgerig Perspectief Dierfilosofie: Denken met dieren

Literaire Salon, Boekhandel Schimmelpennink Talk Vogelhuis

Vullings op Woensdag, Athenaeum Haarlem Talk Vogelhuis

2016

Talk Christmas Peace Service for the Animals Amsterdam

Presentation paper Companions, Neighbors, Strangers? The Politics of Living with Birds Animal Politics Conference, Leusden

Presentation paper Companions, Neighbors, Strangers? The Politics of Living with Birds Invasion of the Wild Conference, Nijmegen

Keynote Lecture Vogels, verhalen, vertalen Nederlands-Vlaamse Dag van de Filosofie, ISVW Leusden

Presentation paper Companion Animal Euthanasia Animals and Death Conference, Leeds

Organizer conference: Animal Politics: Justice, Power, and the State, ISVW Leusden

Talk Dierentalen VegaVrijdag De Keizerskroon Apeldoorn

Talk Speaking with the Beast Read my world Festival Amsterdam

Talk Dierentalenpolitiek Partij voor de Dieren Groningen

Talk Unlocking the Cage InScience Nijmegen

Talk Dierentalenpolitiek Viva Las Vega's Festival Amsterdam

Talk Politicial Animal Voices, OZSW working group for environmental ethics, Amsterdam

Talk Wat wil de hond? Opening exhibition Let’s Dog, Galerie Hommes Rotterdam

Lecture Dierentalen, Open dag ISVW Leusden

Organizer conference: Animal Agency: Language, Politics, Culture, University of Amsterdam

Presentation paper: 'Interspecies Democracies' CPP Colloquium Leiden

Lecture Dierentalen Nacht van de Filosofie, Theater aan het Spui Den Haag

Lecture Dierentalenpolitiek voorjaarscongres PINK!

Lecture 'Politieke Stemmen van Dieren' Dag van de Filosofie voor Scholieren

Lecture 'Dierentalenpolitiek' Festival Drift

Lecture 'Speel ik met mijn kat, of speelt zij met mij?' Go Short Film Festival / Radboud Reflects Nijmegen

Presentation paper: 'Interspecies Encounters: From Dialogues to Deliberation' Animal Politics Conference, Montréal, Canada

Presentation paper: 'Worm Politics' Nonhumans & Politics. International Conference on Non-Anthropocentric Perspectives on Politics, Hannover, Germany

2015

Talk at symposium Vuur! Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen about Dagpauwoog & animal activism

Presentation paper: 'Animal activism and Interspecies Change' Philosophy and Public Affairs Colloquium University of Amsterdam

Presentation paper: 'Interspecies Democracies' Animal Ethics in the Age of Humans, Wageningen University

Presentation paper: 'Animals and Language: Phenomenological Interspecies Investigations', Animals in the Anthropocene, Stavanger, Norway

Presentation paper: 'Animal Solidarity: From Liberation to Interspecies Activism', MANCEPT, Manchester, United Kingdom

Organizer Polderdierensymposium, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Presentation paper: 'Ganzenpolitiek: van vergassen naar communicatie', Polderdierensymposium, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Presentation paper: ‘Animal agency and the political turn: Rethinking interspecies politics’, Ethics and/or Politics: Approaching the Issues Concerning Nonhuman Animals Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Presentation paper: 'Thinking with dogs: the leash, interspecies agency, and re-enchanting the city', ASCA Politics of Attachment Conference, University of Amsterdam

Organizer workshop and colloquium Sue Donaldson en Will Kymlicka

2014

Talk ‘Politieke stemmen van dieren’, Philos Café, Groningen

Conference presentation 'Political Animal Voices' OZSW Conference Nijmegen

Talk 'Politieke stemmen van dieren' De Pletterij, Haarlem

Teacher & coordinator Animal Ethics and Politics University of Amsterdam (first semester 2014-2015)

Poster presentation 'Politieke stemmen van dieren' Dag van de Milieufilosofie Utrecht

Conference presentation 'Political Animal Voices' at Animals and their People: The Fall of the Anthropocentric Paradigm, Warsaw, Poland

Talk 'Politieke stem van dieren' Partij voor de Dieren Amsterdam

2013

Conference presentation 'Rethinking political communication with animals: greeting as a political practice' OZSW Conference Rotterdam

2012-2013

Teacher 'Introduction to practical philosophy' University of Amsterdam

2012

Conference presentation ' Rethinking animal political agency. A new approach to human-animal conversations' Minding Animals II Utrecht

 

 

Other activities

2017

Lijstduwer Party for the Animals, parliamentary elections

2016

Volunteer Stichting Amsterdamse Zwerfkatten (Amsterdam Foundation for Stray Cats)

2015-2016

Volunteer Stichting Sphoek (fostering Spanish dogs)

2012-now

Volunteer for Dierenbescherming (collecte), Dierenambulance (collecte)

2011-2013

Founder and participant of writers collective De Jagers

2009-2011

Troublemaker at Troublemakers, research platform on feminism at the intersection of academia, artistic practice and social issues

2003-2010

Volunteer at the Dierenbescherming (Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals)

 

 

Grants, nominations, prizes

2017

BNG Literatuurprijs (winner readers' jury) Het vogelhuis

Libris Literatuurprijs (longlist) Het vogelhuis

Socratesbeker (shortlist) Dierentalen

2013

Nomination Vrouw&Proza DebuutPrijs 2010-2012 Het schuwste dier

2012

Stimuleringsbeurs / Incentive Grant Letterenfonds

Nomination Gouden Boekenuil Het schuwste dier

Nomination Academica Literatuurprijs Het schuwste dier