Alloun, Dr Esther

University of Wollongong

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Esther was awarded her PhD in early 2021 with examiners’ commendation for outstanding thesis. Her PhD looked at the intersectional politics of human and animal rights in Israel-Palestine and the workings of settler colonialism. Her work weaves in ethnography, phenomenology and affect to tease out the challenges and possibilities of intersectional activism in the context of a war zone. Her research interests lie more broadly in feminist theory and environmental humanities, political geography, and ethnographic research.


Alloun, Esther (2020) Veganwashing Israel’s Dirty Laundry? Animal Politics and Nationalism in Palestine-Israel, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 41:1, 24-41, DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2019.1617254

Alloun, Esther, Ecofeminism and animal advocacy in Australia: Productive Encounters for an Integrative Ethics and Politics, Animal Studies Journal, 4(1), 2015, 148-173. Alloun, Esther, Fur PETA’s Sake! The politics of animals in the Zionist state, Animal Liberation Current, 23 May 2017, available at