Boyde, Dr Melissa
I am the founder and chief editor of the Animal Studies Journal, and co-editor, with Fiona Probyn-Rapsey and Yvette Watt, of the Animal Publics book series published by Sydney University Press.
My research and publications in animal studies focuses primarily on cows – in many ways this scholarly work is informed and inspired by the cows in the herd I have lived alongside for about 30 years. I also work in the fields of modernist literature and modernist Australian art and have curated a number of exhibitions of the work of Australian women modernists, shown at venues including Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Margaret Olley Arts Centre. I co-curated the Animaladies exhibition with Yvette Watt and Madeleine Boyd at Interlude Gallery.
- Academic Advisory board, Antennae: The Journal of Art and Nature
- Advisory board, Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network, University of Melbourne
- Executive committee, Animal Studies Research Network, University of Wollongong
- Associate, NZ Centre for Human Animal Studies, University of Canterbury