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Elizabeth Stephens



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Arts Division

Art Department



Feminist Studies Department
Digital Arts and New Media

Regular Faculty

Environmental Justice
Social Justice

Digital Arts Research Center
DARC 341

Digital Arts Research Center

DARC 229

Art Department


Beth Stephens is an artist, and filmmaker with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies. 


Awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship (2021) for her current film project with Annie Sprinkle, Playing with Fire, an Individual Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission (2022), a Fleishhacker Foundation grant (2022) and the publication of Assuming the Ecosexual Position— the Earth as Lover published by the University of Minnesota Press. In 2021 the Library of Congress Subject Heading created an “authority record” for “ecosexuality,” 

Stephens’ work has been featured in the Sierra Club Magazine, eco/art/scot/land,CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle and in books such as WANWU I, by Zheng Bo, and The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change. Harvard University’s Schlessinger Library acquired Stephens’ archives in 2022. She teaches, lectures, exhibits art, screens films, and performs nationally and internationally most recently in exhibitions such as the Midwest Biennale in Minnesota, Manifesta 14 in Kosovo, the Kansas City Art Institute, Performance Space, New York and at the Salzburg Summer Art Academy.

Ph.D. UC Davis, 2015

M.F.A., Rutgers University

B.F.A Tufts University

Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Film
  • Environmental Art and Social Practice
  • Performance Art

Developing the field of Ecosexuality.

Environmental Art and Social Practice

Environmental Justice

Queer Art



  • Environmental Art and Social Practice
  • Queer Arts
  • Postporns

  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Eureka Fellowship
  • Rydel Fellowship

Water Makes Us Wet: an Ecosexual Adventure

Goodbye Gauley Mountain: an Ecosexual Love Story

Art 220, 80E

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