Sophia Kier-Byfield

Sophia completed her MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought at the University of Sussex in 2015. She was then based in Aarhus, Denmark, for three years, where she taught English literature and language and founded the Aarhus Feminist Reading Group. Sophia is currently undertaking PhD research about theories and practices of feminist pedagogy, and continues to write about other cultural and environmental topics alongside her studies.


MAI meets the makers of The Black Motherhood Project (2021) to talk about the documentary and the acute need to tell the stories of black mothers and daughters in the current cultural climate.

With WITCH, Tamás taps into the reinvigorated interest in witchcraft, especially in feminist and queer circles. She speaks to Sophia Kier-Byfield about ecological thinking and the pedagogical potential of poetry to address the environmental crisis.

Inspired by the ‘Thirteen Tenets of Future Feminism’, Sophia Kier-Byfield writes an affective document in fragments about a series of events and workshops at O space in Aarhus, Denmark.


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