Researcher

Dr Josh Wodak

My Expertise

Environmental Philosophy;

Environmental Ethics;

Philosophy of Science and Technology;

Anthropocene Studies;

Intervention Ecology;

Conservation Science;

 

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Dr Josh Wodak works at the intersection of the Environmental Humanities and Science & Technology Studies. His research addresses the socio-cultural dimensions of the climate crisis and the Anthropocene, with a focus on the ethics and efficacy of conservation through technoscience, including Synthetic Biology, Assisted Evolution, and Climate Engineering.

He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western...view more

Dr Josh Wodak works at the intersection of the Environmental Humanities and Science & Technology Studies. His research addresses the socio-cultural dimensions of the climate crisis and the Anthropocene, with a focus on the ethics and efficacy of conservation through technoscience, including Synthetic Biology, Assisted Evolution, and Climate Engineering.

He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University; a Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Synthetic Biology; and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, UNSW.

Originally trained in Anthropology (University of Sydney, 2002, and Australian National University, 2011) his publications have appeared in Humanities; Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities; Environmental Communication; Transformations: Journal of Media, Culture and Technology; Music and Arts in Action; Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts; and Futures; and in edited volumes on the rhetoric of climate communication; the aesthetics of the undersea; transformative pedagogies about the environment and environmental history. His creative outputs include music, artworks, and installations that have been exhibited in art galleries, museums, and festivals across Australia and internationally. 

Before joining the Institute in 2020, he was a Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design; a Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Project 'Understanding Australia in The Age of Humans: Localising the Anthropocene'; and a Key Researcher of the Andrew Mellon Australia-Pacific Observatory in Environmental Humanities, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney. 

He is currently completing a book about what kinds of conservation experimentation we should be considering in response to the unfolding Sixth Extinction Event. 
 


My Qualifications

 

 

2018        Graduate Certificate, University Learning & Teaching, University of New South Wales. 

2011        PhD (Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research), Humanities Research Centre, Australia National University.

2002        Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Anthropology, First Class), University of Sydney.


My Research Supervision


Currently supervising

 

Rachel Honnery, MFA, Life in Plastisphere

Melissa Pappas, PhD, Symbiodiniaceae Responses to Increased Temperatures and Prior Thermal Exposure
 

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