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Lecturer in GeoHumanities, Royal Holloway University of London

Sasha Engelmann is a London-based geographer investigating interdisciplinary, feminist and creative approaches to environmental knowledge making. She collaborates with artists and activists around the world to explore different ways of sensing and engaging with our changing environments.

Engelmann has been a Lecturer in GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway University since 2017. Before this she was a PhD candidate in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral fieldwork took the form of a three year site-based ethnography of the major contemporary studio of artist Tomás Saraceno in Berlin. Her monograph 'Sensing Art in the Atmosphere: Elemental Lures and Aerosolar Practices' (Routledge, 2020) draws on this research to examine the role of art in crafting new narratives of atmospheric politics and aerial life.

Beyond the academy, Engelmann is a leading member of the international artistic Aerocene Community and a co-founder (with designer-activist Sophie Dyer) of the global feminist weather sensing collective open-weather. She frequently curates and participates in exhibitions, and hosts workshops to teach members of the public how to assemble and operate their own DIY satellite ground stations.


  • –present
    Lecturer in GeoHumanities , Royal Holloway University of London


  • 2017 
    University of Oxford , DPhil Geography and the Environment