My name is Eline D. Tabak and I’m an early stage researcher in the field of environmental humanities. As a doctoral candidate at the Universities of Bristol and Bath Spa (funded by the SWW DTP), I study creative and scientific narratives on climate change, wildlife decline and extinction, and related environmental issues. My PhD research focuses on insect declines, storytelling and engagement, and the question of value and (in)attention when it comes to wildlife extinction.
I hold an MA (by research) in Comparative Literary Studies from the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, and a BA in English from the University of Groningen and University of York, UK. For the past two years, combining ecocriticism and empirical literary studies, my research focused on the effects of climate change fiction on readers. Information on related publications and conference presentations can be found here.
As for my professional experience, I have worked as a tutor (ESL/NT2) in secondary and higher education, communications assistant, editor, translator, and in the publishing industry. Currently, I am also a freelance copyeditor, translator, and copywriter. Interested in hiring me? Take a look here.
Background image taken from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (“The Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname”) by naturalist and scientific illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717).