Ralph, Dr Iris M.

Packing death in Australian literature: Ecocides and eco-sides
Independent Scholar
Research interests / activities:

Iris is interested in advancing the notion of interspecies sustainability, and in researching practices in the thoroughbred industry. She has completed a PhD at the University of Sydney studying the intersection of these two areas of interest. Iris has a background in environmental education and capacity building for sustainability. She now works as independent scholar.

Outputs:

Bergmann, Iris M. 2021. The Intersection of Animals and Global Sustainability—A Critical Studies Terrain for Better Policies? Proceedings 73(1):13. https://doi.org/10.3390/IECA2020-08895

Bergmann, Iris M. 2020. Towards Interspecies Sustainability: The Future for Thoroughbreds and Thoroughbred Racing. PhD Thesis, The University of Sydney. https://hdl.handle.net/2123/25439

Bergmann, Iris M. 2020. Naturalness and the Legitimacy of Thoroughbred Racing: A Photo-Elicitation Study with Industry and Animal Advocacy Informants. Animals 10(9): 1513. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10091513

Bergmann, Iris M. 2019. Interspecies Sustainability to Ensure Animal Protection: Lessons from the Thoroughbred Racing Industry. Sustainability 11(19):5539. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/19/5539/htm

Bergmann, Iris. 2019. He Loves to Race – or Does He? Ethics and Welfare in Racing. In Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions, 1st edition, edited by Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson and Ulla Ekström von Essen. Routledge Advances in Sociology. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 117-133. https://bit.ly/2r5SpaF

Bergmann, Iris 2015. Sustainability, thoroughbred racing and the need for change. Pferdeheilkunde (Equine Medicine) 31(5), 490-498. https://bit.ly/2Y8naYx

More publications at http://irisbergmann.com/publications/

Potential areas for research supervision:
animal studies, ecocriticism, posthumanism, plant studies, Australian literature, U.S.-American literature, and literature from the U.K. and Ireland