A Blog about Literature, Culture and the Environment


This page provides detailed profiles of all PGR and ECR members of EASLCE to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaborative projects.

If you would like your profile to be added to this page, please send an email to [email protected] with your short bio (approx. 300 words), research topic, title (if applicable), a photograph (if you like) and any social media handles you would like to see included.

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Research Profiles

Julia Ditter

Julia Ditter is a PhD candidate in English literature at Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK). She holds an M.A. in British and North American Cultural Studies from the University of Freiburg (Germany). Her research interests include British, Irish and Scottish literatures, cultural studies, border studies, animal studies, mobility studies and ecocriticism. Her current project focuses on the different forms in which borders and the environment are articulated in Scottish literature from the nineteenth century onwards.

Dissertation Topic (in progress): Borders and Environment in the Scottish Literary Imagination (1800-)

Milo Harries

Milo Harries is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, writing on theatre and participation in the context of the climate crisis. Current research interests include: community theatre with/after Covid-19; local theatres, terrestriality and the Critical Zone; theatre ethics and aesthetics; theatre as denial; theatre for change; games and play. Milo is also an opera singer, holding an MPerf from the Royal College of Music, and most recently appearing in the role of Domenico in Silent City, part of Matera 2019.

Katharina Maria Kalinowski

Katharina Maria Kalinowski is a bilingual poet and EUmanities fellow at the Universities of Cologne and Kent. Her creative-critical PhD project focuses on ecopoetics, the Anthropocene, and expanded forms of translation. Her publications include Magma, Epizootics, and the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry.

Dissertation Topic (in progress): Trans-lating Nature: An Investigation into the Multiplicity of Languages in Ecopoetry

Benjamin Klein

Benjamin Klein holds an MPhil in Environmental Humanities from the University of Cape Town and an MA in English from the University of Leeds. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the English faculty at the University of Cambridge, where he is completing a dissertation on environmental justice in modern South African literature. His research interests lie in the intersections between environmental criticism and postcolonial thought, with a broad concern for literary engagements with the nonhuman world across varying historical, cultural and geographical contexts in the Global South. He has published ecocritical work in the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry and Oxford Research in English.

Dissertation Topic (in progress): South African Literature and Environmental Justice

e-mail: [email protected] Nikoleta Zampaki

Instagram: @nikoleta_zampaki

Nikoleta Zampaki

Nikoleta Zampaki is a PhD Candidate of Modern Greek Philology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. She also took courses at other universities and institutes, such as the Harvard Extension School, Stanford University, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her research areas are Modern Greek, European and American poetry (19th-20th-centuries), ecocriticism, literary theories, the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty and the interconnectedness of literature and painting. She is multilingual, working in English, French, Turkish, Romanian, and other languages in addition to Greek.

Dissertation Topic (in progress): The “biocosmic perception” of the “Poet”: Nature and body in Walt Whitman’s and Angelos Sikelianos’ works. Interpretative and comparative approach

Supervisor: Dimitris Angelatos, Professor of Modern Greek Literature and Theories of Literature, Department of Philology, NKUA, Greece