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Workshop on happiness, ecology, and life in glass – Environmental Humanities @ UNSW

March 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Please note that places are limited at this event and we’re asking people to RSVP here.

Workshop speakers:

Sara Ahmed is Professor of Race and Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her work explores the messiness of the experiential, the unfolding of bodies into worlds, and the drama of contingency – how we are touched by what comes near.

Sarah Franklin is Professor of Social Studies of Biomedicine and Associate Director of the BIOS Centre at the London School of Economics.  She focuses on reproductive and genetic technologies, combining traditional anthropological approaches with more recent approaches from science studies, gender theory, and cultural studies.

Elspeth Probyn is Professor of Gender & Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, adjunct Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Western Australia, and adjunct Research Professor at the University of South Australia. Her research analyses the role of place and community within the transglobal food system – she focuses more specifically on the “more-than-human” sustainable fish communities.

Eben Kirksey is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales, and is currently holding an Australian Research Council Fellowship (2014-2017). Crossing conventional disciplinary divides, his research focuses on the political dimensions of imagination as well as the interplay of natural and cultural history.

Thom van Dooren is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales. His current work focuses on some of the many philosophical, ethical, cultural and political issues that arise in the context of species extinctions and wildlife management – with a particular focus on crows and people around the world.


Event location: The workshop will be held in room 310 in the Morven Brown Building, level 3, which is located on the upper campus near the library.

PLEASE NOTE: This event was previously scheduled for 23 March but has been moved.


Morven Brown Building, Room 310
University of New South Wales
Sydney, 2015 Australia
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