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Suus Agnes Claessen

PhD Candidate


Suus is currently based overseas.

Suus Clausen 160Suus Agnes is an author-illustrator and comics artist with a background in science communication, literary studies, and beekeeping. Her work takes a particular interest in environmental ethics. She has been published in New Zealand, Australia and on online platforms, and exhibited in galleries and comics festivals locally and internationally, including in Russia, Canada, the UK and the Netherlands. As a PhD candidate at the Centre for Sustainability, Otago University, she currently works on a graphic novel about overlooked and unloved biodiversity, exploring how our lives are entangled with microcommunities of invertebrates, moss, and fungi, and challenging the idea of humans at the center of the universe.


Suus Agnes' research Cultivating Affective Ecologies for Unloved Biodiversity Through Visual Narrative