Associate Professor Thom Van Dooren

Associate Professor Thom Van Dooren

Fields of research: Environmental Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology
Campus: Kensington

Thom van Dooren’s research is situated in the broad interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. His current work focuses primarily on the philosophical and ethical dimensions of species extinctions and wildlife management, and is rooted in an approach that draws the humanities into conversation with ecology, biology, ethology and ethnographic work with communities whose lives are entangled with disappearing species in a range of different ways.

Van Dooren completed his B.A....

Thom van Dooren’s research is situated in the broad interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. His current work focuses primarily on the philosophical and ethical dimensions of species extinctions and wildlife management, and is rooted in an approach that draws the humanities into conversation with ecology, biology, ethology and ethnographic work with communities whose lives are entangled with disappearing species in a range of different ways.

Van Dooren completed his B.A. (honours) and PhD at the Australian National University. He has been a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (2014-2016, intermitent) and has held visiting positions in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz (2005, 2010) and the Environmental Humanities Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (2014).

Van Dooren is co-editor of the international open-access journal Environmental Humanities. For more information on his writing and current research projects please visit his personal website.


My Expertise

Endangered species and extinction (especially ethical, cultural and political dimensions)

Environmental humanities and interdisciplinary environmental research and teaching

Location

School of Humanities and Languages
Morven Brown Building, Room 323

Contact

+61 2 9385 3768

Research Activities

Extinction Studies Working Group

Extinction Studies Working Group

An international group of humanities scholars researching and writing about our current period of mass species extincitons.

Environmental Humanities (journal)

Environmental Humanities (journal)

Environmental Humanities is an international, open-access journal that aims to invigorate current interdisciplinary research on the environment.