Australasian Animal Studies Association

van Dooren, Thom. A/Professor

Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow

University of Sydney

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Research interests / activities

Thom van Dooren is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and the Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney, and Professor II in the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities, University of Oslo. His research and writing focus on some of the many philosophical, ethical, cultural, and political issues that arise in the context of species extinctions and human entanglements with threatened species and places. For more information see:




Thom is the author of Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction (2014), The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds (2019), and co-editor of Extinction Studies: Stories of Time, Death, and Generations (2017), all published by Columbia University Press
See my website for a full listing.

Potential areas for research supervision
Environmental Humanities; multispecies studies; extinction studies.