Hi! I’m Alana Brekelmans (she/her), an anthropologist, writer, performer, and embodied practice facilitator who spends her days thinking about narrative, embodiment, affect, temporality, the environment, and place.

My vision is to compassionately, critically, and creatively engage with a variety of stories–including stories which are silent, embodied, other-the-human, and absent–to examine how these narratives interface with power structures in the processes of worlding.

I do this by spending time with people and in places. I listen, observe, question, move, and write in order to gain new understandings about social and environmental matters.

I hold a PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia, and am the recipient of the 2021 Australian Anthropology Society Thesis Award.

For more information about my professional life, see my LinkedIn.