Australasian Animal Studies Association

Browne, Dr Josephine

Josephine Browne

Adjunct (ECR)

Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
Research interests / activities

Josephine's research focuses on sociological and literary challenges to dominant discourses obscuring violence in human relations with other animals. She is a former social welfare worker who researched disenfranchised grief and human-animal relations in the mid 1990s as an undergrad at Monash University, founding Australia's first service for bereaved humans of animal companions (Agape) as a result. She was the founding foster carer, and an educator, for the Australian Companion Rabbit Society, having the privilege of fostering seventeen former 'laboratory' rabbits as part of this work. She volunteers at local rabbit and farm animal sanctuaries


Potential areas for research supervision
Literature, Creative Writing, Sociology, Social Work