Nora Ugron
Doctoral Researcher, Department of Gender Studies, Doctoral Programme in History, Culture and Arts Studies



Nóra Ugron (b. 1994, Târgu Secuiesc, Romania) is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Turku, Finland starting in January 2022. She has an MA in Hungarian linguistic and literary studies from the Department of Hungarian Literary Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania; and a BA in Hungarian Literature and Language (major) and Finnish Literature and Language (minor) from the Faculty of Lettres, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania.

She is a network coordinator of ELMO – Eastern European Left Media Outlet, a queer-feminist poet and activist for housing justice in the Social Housing NOW! movement in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In her activist and artistic work she aims for building resilient communities and networks of anti-capitalist resistance, based on mutual care and comradeship in the Eastern European region. She also works as a freelance theatre critic, mostly writing about Romanian independent political theatre. Her poetry volume in Romanian  will be published in summer 2022 at Fractalia.

Reasearch interests: speculative fiction, science fiction, climate fiction, feminist poshumanism, feminist new materialisms, queer theory, critical animal studies, environmental humanities, feminist literary theory, decolonial thinking.


Her PhD thesis "SF Practices and Kin Literacy Across Art and Activist Knowledge Production" aims to look at and compare contemporary SF practices and kin literacy in different artistic and literary works, as well as in liberating activist knowledge production. The thesis looks at works from different geopolitical locations that encompass transformative visions regarding our relatings to each other, human and nonhuman beings, as well as to the world.

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