Dr. SerenaGaia, aka Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio
Dr. SerenaGaia is an international author and a teacher of #EcosexualLove.
She is a guiding force in the ecosexual movement and she envisions herself as an expert in the ecology of love.
Dr. SerenaGaia is an award-winning writer, activist, scholar, filmmaker, professor, editor, and cultural theorist.
She wrote EROS (2006) and GAIA (2009), she co-edited the collection Ecosexuality (2015), and co-directed Playa Azul I Love You (2016).
Dr. SerenaGaia believes that “a world where it is safe to love is a world where it is safe to live,” and intends to create that world with her sacred activism.
Dr. SerenaGaia’s holistic research work channels powerful energies between interconnected cultural discourses, including health, ecology, and practices of love.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside, and an erstwhile professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.
She is also trained in Tantra, Tao, Ecosexual expression, and holistic bodywork.
She has facilitated workshops, courses, and journeys in Hawaii, Sweden, Italy, Puerto Rico and Estonia.
She has been involved with the Ecovillage Movement since 2005 and presented at GEN in 2017 and 2018.
An Extensive Biography
Dr. SerenaGaia (aka Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio and Serena Anderlini) was born in Rome, Italy, on September 12, 1954.
She is a cultural theorist whose work brings together the science of Gaia Theory, the discourses of feminism, ecology, and sexuality to propose a new paradigm of love as the ecology of life.
Of her work, Dorion Sagan has said that it has the power to “secure for us something that might be called true love” (XII).
“Her prophetic books,” Dr. Susan M. Block has claimed, “have inspired readers around the world to open up to . . . a multi-disciplinary, poly-textured, tapestry of love” (XV).
Dr. SerenaGaia believes that “a world where it is safe to love is a world where it is safe to live,” and intends to create that world with her activism.
What is really notable about Dr. SerenaGaia’s work?
Dr. SerenaGaia’s work as an activist scholar and writer is notable for its success in offering wider access to the academic disciplines of Women’s and LGBT Studies from a humanistic perspective, with the added viewpoint of Italian and ecofeminist theory.
A Lambda finalist, she is an advocate of the understanding of bisexuality as a cultural practice that fully brings out the human potential for love.
Her work lays the foundation for open and consensual amorous expression to be considered a force that sustains healthy relationships with the partner we all share, the Earth.
It provides another window on culture, another perspective on the academic world and the sexual world, as well as on motherhood and daily life. Her books have been referenced as “life changing,” and “a turning point in which we as a species face our existence with earth.”
What else has she been up to?
Dr. SerenaGaia has translated and co-translated two books from Italian to English: In Spite of Plato, a book of feminist theory by philosopher Adriana Cavarero (1995) with Aine O’Healy, and Luigi Anderlini’s poetry collection, A Lake for the Heart/Il lago del cuore (2005).
Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio has spoken about polyamory on Italian public television. In 2007 she gave keynote addresses at the Loving More and the World Polyamory Association conferences.
What are Dr. SerenaGaia’s major works and where have they been published?
Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio is the author, editor and co-editor of the following books:
Women and Bisexuality: A Global Perspective (2003)
Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living (2005)
Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves (2006), a memoir and a 2007 Lambda finalist
Gaia and the New Politics of Love (2009), a book of practical theory and a 2010 Nautilus winner
Bisexuality and Queer Theory (2010), with Jonathan Alexander
Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love (2015) with Lindsay Hagamen.
Her articles have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including DisClosure, New Cinemas, Rhizomes, Nebula, WSIF, and VIA.
She is also the author of The ‘Weak’ Subject: On Modernity, Eros, and Women’s Playwriting (1998), a study of modern drama and women’s authorship.
What are Dr. SerenaGaia’s recent and evolving projects?
More recently, Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio has embraced her sacred name, Dr. SerenaGaia. She has been a guiding force in the ecosexual movement, and in 2012 she was invited to give the keynote address at the first Ecosex Symposium in Portland, Oregon (USA). With Lindsay Hagamen, Dr. SerenaGaia edited the first collection of writings on this topic, titled Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love (2015).
Dr. SerenaGaia has learned that “love is the ecology of life.” She has been the convenor of Practices of Ecosexuality: A Symposium, and is at work on new titles, including a study of Italian cinema from an ecosexual perspective, and a series of Conversations with Gaia about the ecology of love.
Dr. SerenaGaia inspires you to “make love the ecology of your life” and to “allow nature to inspire the arts of love”
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