Elaine Gan is an artist-scholar who teaches at XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement at New York University where she also directs the Multispecies Worldbuilding Lab with support from NYU Office of Sustainability. Her teaching and research engage with the fields of feminist science & technology studies, digital/environmental arts and humanities, environmental anthropology, and media/cultural studies.
Gan is co-editor of an anthology titled Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene (Minnesota, 2017) and is currently writing a monograph about more-than-human assemblages in sites of rice cultivation. Her scholarly writing has been published in journals that include Environmental Philosophy, Social Analysis, New Formations, Catalyst, and Journal of Ethnobiology. Her creative projects have been exhibited internationally and have been supported by fellowships and grants from organizations that include the University of Southern California, Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.