Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Technology Sydney

Cultural representations of the Australian White Ibis; Ibis rewildings

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Senior Lecturer, English Literature

University of the Sunshine Coast

Animal representations in recent Australian (particularly female authored) fiction; dingo representations and wild life management practice

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Armstrong, Philip. Professor

Professor of English

University of Canterbury

Animals and nature in literature, cultural representations and practices; animals and colonialism, decolonisation and globalisation

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Independent Scholar

Animal Ethics; Animal and environmental protection

Senior Lecturer

Monash University

Child and animal relationships; the role of the animal in early childhood educational settings; animals and tourism; posthuman theory

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Professor, Sociology and Social Policy

University of Sydney

Ethics; human rights and animal rights; non-human subjectivities; multispecies communities

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Lecturer in Japanese

University of Queensland

Animal studies and literature, fairy tales, animal representations and human-animal relationships

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Byron Underwater Research Group

The rights of nature; decolonizing non-human – human interactions.


University of New South Wales

Animals and food; animals and art; animals in feminist theory; “tranimals” (animal inside trans-); performance

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Senior Lecturer, Filmmaking

Liverpool John Moores University

Hybrid film forms, animals and landscape in film, posthumanism,

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Laird, Dr Tessa

Lecturer, Critical and Theoretical Studies

University of Melbourne (VCA, School of Art)

The cultural history of bats; animal art theory and criticism (colour theory, human-animal relations, theory for the Anthropocene, decolonisation); animal language; plant sentience; more-than-human perception

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Assoc. Prof. of English /ARC Future Fellow

School of Humanities/Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Literature; Animal Studies; Antarctic Studies


Southern Cross University

Social construction of non-human animals through tourism and leisure

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Deputy Head of School, School of Arts

University of New England, NSW

Research interests include the perceptions of animals in nineteenth-century Britain, and human and animal studies as a discipline

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Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

University of Wollongong

Linguistics research –
counter discourses of meat consumption and factory farming. The conflation of individual and species interests of non-human animals in environmental/ ecological discourses

Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development

Deakin University

Cattle trafficking and cattle industries in India; livestock industries; biopower; animals and urbanisms/urban planning

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Senior Lecturer
School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

Australian National University

The representation of animals in contemporary literature; Critical Animal Literary Studies.

Professor of Law

Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Animal welfare regulation; Free range and higher animal welfare labelling; the politics, ethics and regulation of food.

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Phillips, Dr Perdita

Independent Scholar

Animals in contemporary art; interactions between human and nonhuman worlds; animals in science; critical natural histories; animal vocalisation and bioacoustics

Potts, Annie. Professor

Professor and Cultural Studies Programme Coordinator, English and Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Creative Arts

University of Canterbury

Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University, Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Probyn-Rapsey, Fiona.  Professor
School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong

Fiona’s research connects feminist critical race studies and Animal studies, examining where, when and how gender, race and species intersect.



University of Melbourne

Literary animal studies; creative writing


Associate Professor, English Department

Tamkang University, Taiwan

Eco-criticism; eco-film; posthumanism; animal studies; animal and plant representation in Australian literature

Associate Professor
Media & Cultural Studies

Edith Cowan University

Public attitudes to animal welfare in Australia; animal activists’ use of social media to advance their campaigns

Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Communication

University of Southern Queensland

Animals in live performance; Animals and eco tourism; Wildlife conservation

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Subject Coordinator, tutor and supervisor

University of Melbourne

Creative writing; Ecofeminism; Human-Animal studies


Associate Professor, Film and Television Studies

Monash University

Nonfiction screen media, animals and eco cinema

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Independent Researcher

Human-cetacean relations; companion animal relations; the spaces of opposition regarding human-nonhuman animal relations; the ecology of wisdom; multi-species education; interspecies ethics

van Dooren, Thom. A/Professor

Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow

University of Sydney

Environmental Philosophy; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Ethics; Conservation and Extinction; Wildlife Management; Birds (esp. Corvids)
Wadiwel, Dr Dinesh

Senior Lecturer, Human Rights and Socio-legal Studies

University of Sydney

Sovereignty and the nature of rights, violence, race and critical animal studies.

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Senior Lecturer in History

Department of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies, Laikipia University, Kenya

Ecological history of precolonial Africa, Nomadic Pastoralism, Environmental History and Political Economy of Colonialism

White, Dr Steven

Lecturer, Griffith Law School

Griffith University

Animal protection ethics, law and policy.
Environmental law with a focus on wild animal protection.
Regulatory studies and protection of animals.

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Honorary Research Associate

University of Newcastle

Australian and international dairy, live animal export and the greyhound racing industry


Program Director, Bachelor of Health Sciences

University of South Australia

The intersections of human and animal leisure; Pets, health and older people