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dr. R.E. (Ruby) de Vos

dr. R.E. (Ruby) de Vos

I work as a lecturer, researcher, writer and curator. In all these capacities, I am particularly interested in the intersection between art and today’s multiple, entangled environmental crises. In May 2022, I defend my PhD dissertation Living with Toxicity: Disruptive Temporalities in Visual Art and Literature. I was an affiliated researcher at the Posthumanities Hub at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2020. My current research investigates Dutch nuclear aesthetics and culture post-1990. 

In 2019, I initiated and curated After Hiroshima: Cultural Responses to the Atomic Bomb, a cultural week in Groningen with exhibitions, performances, screenings and lectures relating to nuclear weapons. In 2020, I curated Susanne Kriemann’s exhibition Mngrv at Galerie Block C.

I have published academic articles and chapters on nuclear art and culture, toxicity, environmental illness, and human and non-human temporalities, including a special issue on Nuclear Aesthetics for Kunstlicht together with Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou. I have written for Kunstpunt and Metropolis M.

I teach about art, literature, narrative, language, and identity at the Honours College and the department of Minorities and Multilingualism. 

2021-present Lecturer at the department of Minorities and Multilingualism and the Honors College
2017-2021 PhD Living with Toxicity: Disruptive Temporalities in Visual Art and Literature. Defense date: May 23 2022. (European Languages and Culture, ICOG, University of Groningen)
2020 Visiting scholar at the Posthumanities Hub (KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm)
2016-2017 MA Comparative Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam, cum laude)
2014-2016 MA Literary Studies, research (University of Amsterdam)
2011-2014 BA English Language and Literature (University of Amsterdam, cum laude)

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