André S. Bailão
André S. Bailão is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, under the supervision of Professor Lilia M. Schwarcz. He researches the scientific, artistic, and cultural histories of Brazilian landscapes at the intersection of science studies, history of science, environmental history, environmental humanities, and visual culture studies. In the past, he has researched scientific controversies around climate change and drought in São Paulo and written a master’s thesis on the production of Brazilian climate change science and technology— with a chapter to be published in Sillitoe, P. (ed.) The Anthropocene of Weather and Climate, Berghahn, 2022. He is one of the coordinators of the Enciclopédia de Antropologia (EA), an open online encyclopaedia at the University of São Paulo, with essays written by graduate students on historical and current concepts, debates, authors, institutions, and works in Anthropology and related disciplines (https://ea.fflch.usp.br).
Hira Sheikh is a Doctoral Researcher with the Urban Informatics Research Group at the QUT Design Lab and QUT Digital Media Research Centre. She is an architect and an urban design theorist by background. Her research focuses on more-than-human smart urban governance. Before commencing her Ph.D., she worked as an urban planning consultant at The United Nations Development Programme and as a Research Assistant with [urban interfaces] at Utrecht University. Her artistic practice takes on ecocritical, decolonial, and multispecies approaches to explore human-nature relationships.
Shareed Mohammed is currently a PhD candidate in the Literatures in English programme at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. His PhD thesis aims to demonstrate that Wilson Harris’s shamanistic quantum imagination results in the creation of a re-visionary and cross-cultural poetics.
His most recent conference paper entitled “L’envoi Morts (sending of the dead): Wilson Harris’s Instrument of Challenge and Disruption to the Territorial Language of Progressive Realism” was presented at the University of the West Indies/University of Leicester 2021 International Summer School Online Workshop.