Australasian Animal Studies Association

De Vos, Dr Rick

Adjunct Research Fellow

Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

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Research interests / activities

Rick De Vos conducts research in anthropogenic extinction, in particular its cultural and historical significance and the way that it is articulated and practiced. He is an adjunct research fellow in the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University in Western Australia, and before that coordinated the Research and Graduate Studies Programs at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin. He is a member of the Extinction Studies Working Group, and has published essays on extinction in Knowing Animals (2007), Animal Death (2013), Extinction Studies: Stories of Time, Death and Generations (2017), and The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies (2018), as well as in Animal Studies Journal (2014-2017), Cultural Studies Review (2019) and a/b: Auto/Biography Studies (2020). With Matthew Chrulew he edited a special issue of Cultural Studies Review in 2019 entitled ‘Extinction Studies: Stories of Unravelling and Reworlding’.


Edited collection, book chapters, journal articles, conference presentations.

Potential areas for collaboration
The cultural significance of extinction; how extinction functions discursively in dialogue with other aspects of cultural life; species history