This is just a work-in-progress place to host things that I’ve published (so that people can access them more easily), rather than a proper website or blog. I’ve either put up, or linked to, everything I’ve published that I actually have access to. I will add new things as/when they come out. If you have any questions or need things in a different format, then please do drop me a line at my university address: e.giraud [at] keele.ac.uk
My work engages with tensions surrounding activist attempts to communicate and articulate animal, environmental and anti-capitalist politics. I’m particularly interested in the constraints posed for this sort of activism by the media platforms and systems that protest movements have to work within (and against). Although the themes I’m interested in often converge, I’ve also published some materials that focus on one strand or the other: i.e. some work focuses much more on political tensions surrounding activist engagements with digital media (e.g. work on Indymedia, Twitter politics, and pervasive drama), whilst other research is more focused on critical debates surrounding human – animal relations (e.g. work on laboratory beagles, veganism and food activism).
I’m currently making corrections to a monograph that brings together these questions, which has the working title What Comes After Entanglement? Activism, anthropocentrism & an ethics of exclusion (currently under contract at Duke University Press).
I work in a media department now, but my PhD was in Critical Theory, which is probably why I’m reluctant to pin my flag to the mask of any one body of conceptual work. In general though I’m interested in conversations between social movement (media) studies, and theory (of different stripes) that has sought to move beyond the human as the locus for ethics and politics.
Giraud E, Hollin GJS, Potts T, Forsyth I (2018) ‘A Feminist Menagerie.’ Feminist Review. 118(1): 61-79. Free to view here: https://rdcu.be/NPIb
Hollin GJS, Forsyth I, Giraud E, Potts T (Online first) ‘(Dis)entangling Barad: Materialisms and Ethics. Social Studies of Science. doi.org/10.1177/0306312717728344 Available: Disentangling Barad – version for repositories
Hollin GJS & Giraud E (2017) ‘Charisma and the Clinic.’ Social Theory & Health. 15(2): 223-240. Available from: Charisma & the clinic
Giraud E & Hollin GJS (2016) ‘Care, Laboratory Beagles and Affective Utopia.’ Theory, Culture & Society. 33(4): 27-49. Available from: Accepted version – Care, Laboratory Beagles and Affective Utopia
Giraud E (2015) ‘Subjectivity 2.0: Digital technologies, participatory media and communicative capitalism.’ Subjectivity. 8(2): 124-146. Available from: Subjectivity proper version
Giraud E (2015) ‘The Cultural Politics of Pervasive Drama: Aural narrative, digital media and re-compositions of public space.’ Journal of Sonic Studies. 9. Available open access here
Giraud E (2015) ‘Feminist Praxis, Critical Theory and Informal Hierarchies.’ Journal of Feminist Scholarship. 7/8: 43-60. Available open access here.
Giraud E (2014) ‘Has Radical-Participatory Online Media Really Failed? Indymedia and its legacies.’ Convergence: The international journal of research into new media technologies. 20(3): 419-437. Available open access here.
Giraud E (2013) ‘“Beasts of Burden”: Productive tensions between Haraway and radical animal rights activism.’ Culture, Theory and Critique. 54(1): 102-120. Available here: Beasts of Burden
Giraud E (2013) ‘Veganism as Affirmative Biopolitics.’ Phaenex: Journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture. 8(2): 47-79. Available open access here.
Giraud E (2008) ‘McLibel to McSpotlight: the impact of information and communications technology upon radical pamphleteering.’ E-Sharp. 12.
Giraud E (forthcoming) ‘Displacement, ‘Failure’ and Friction: Tactical interventions in the communication ecologies of anti-capitalist food activism.’ In: K Eli, T Schneider et al (eds) Digital Food Activism. New York and London: Routledge. Final Giraud digital food activism repository
Giraud E and Hollin GJS (2016) ‘Laboratory Beagles and Affective Co-productions of Knowledge’. In: M Bastian, O Jones, N Moore and E Roe (eds), More-than-Human Participatory Research. New York and London: Routledge. Available here: Giraud Hollin Beagles
Giraud E (2015) ‘Practice as Theory: Learning from food activism & performative protest.’ In: R Collard and K Gillespie (eds). Critical Animal Geographies. New York and London: Routledge. Available here: Practice as Theory revised chapter
Giraud E (2009) ‘Collaborative Networks of Activism and Science.’ In F.Hackney, J. Glynne and V. Minton (eds). Networks of Design. Boca Raton, Florida: Universal Publishers, 315-319.
Giraud E (In Press) ‘Geert Lovink’s Social Media Abyss.’ European Journal of Communication. 32(1): 71.
Giraud E and Hollin GJS (2016) ‘Thom van Dooren’s Flight Ways.’ Somatosphere. Available from: http://somatosphere.net/2016/06/thom-van-doorens-flight-ways-life-and-loss-at-the-end-of-extinction.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Hollin GJS and Giraud E (2016) ‘Jamie Lorimer’s Wildlife in the Anthropocene.’ Theory, Culture & Society. Available from: http://www.theoryculturesociety.org/review-of-jamie-lorimers-wildlife-in-the-anthropocene-by-gregory-hollin-and-eva-giraud/
Giraud E (2015) ‘Cynthia Willett’s Interspecies Ethics.’ Somatosphere. Available from: http://somatosphere.net/2015/01/cynthia-willetts-interspecies-ethics.html
Giraud E (2014) ‘Choose Zoe: Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman.’ Radical Philosophy. 184.
This is a copy of my PhD thesis, which I’m not very happy with in all honesty. I still think the introduction is okay, but the rest makes me cringe. It was trying to find a way of creating more dialogue between activism ordinarily oriented around questions of social justice, and engaged with lots of theoretical work that I wouldn’t really use much now, at least not in quite the same way (like posthumanism, actor-network theory, and a lot of Bourdieu!). It also contains a lot of work from feminist science studies though, which I do still engage with a lot! Apart from the overall aim, the content isn’t really representative of what I do/think now. I hope.
Anyway, here it is: Articulating animal rights: Activism, networks and anthropocentrism. HARD COPY PDF VERSION