Dr Inge Konik

Head of Department

Inge Konik is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, and also Head of Department (2020-2023). She teaches environmental ethics, indigenous value systems, ecofeminism, continental philosophy, and film theory. Her current research is focused on materialist ecological feminism, ecologically promising value systems like ubuntu, the discursive politics of emerging environmental movements, transformations in higher education, South African socio-cultural and politico-economic change under neoliberalism, and environmental and feminist cinema. Her writing on these topics has appeared in journals such as Environmental Values, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, and the South African Journal of Art History. She is currently Associate Editor for Environmental Humanities (Duke UP).

Inge Konik:

Selected articles in accredited journals:

2019      “Unearthing Ecosexuality: Archaeological and Genealogical Reflections on the Origins and

Future of a Movement.” Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 24/6: 76-94.

2018      “‘Affective’ Witnessing and Testimony in Contemporary Environmental Cinema.” Acta

Academica 50/3: 29-48.

2018      “Exploring Discursive Channelling of Libidinal Flows: A Materialist Ecofeminist Reading of

Nadine Labaki’s Caramel (2007).” South African Journal of Art History 33/1: 90-98.

2018      “Revisiting The 11th Hour in Critical Ecological Times.” Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and

Media Studies 32/2: 67-82.

2018      “Ubuntu and Ecofeminism: Value-building with African and Womanist Voices.” Environmental

Values 27/3: 269-288.

*See also author’s blog requested by White Horse Press leading up to the publication:


Forthcoming chapter:

2020. “Ecofeminism and Contemporary Struggles.” In (the provisionally entitled) Confronting Liberal Feminism and Covid-19, edited by Vishwas Satgar. Democratic Marxism book series, Volume 7. Wits University Press.