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 is a researcher, writer and artist whose work explores the ethics and efficacy of technoscientific means to mitigate species extinction and biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene.   

With anthropogenic climate change constituting an unplanned and unintentional experiment on the biosphere and atmosphere, his work explores the ethics and efficacy of plans to intentionally mitigate human impact on the biosphere, through synthetic...view more

Dr Josh Wodak is a researcher, writer and artist whose work explores the ethics and efficacy of technoscientific means to mitigate species extinction and biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene.   

With anthropogenic climate change constituting an unplanned and unintentional experiment on the biosphere and atmosphere, his work explores the ethics and efficacy of plans to intentionally mitigate human impact on the biosphere, through synthetic biology, and on the atmosphere, through climate engineering. Drawing on the fields of Environmental Humanities and Science and Technology Studies, this work is produced through practice based research in art and museum exhibitions on the Anthropocene. 

He holds a BA (Honours) in Anthropology (Sydney University, 2002), a PhD in Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research (Australian National University, 2011) and has exhibited his media art, sculpture and interactive installations in art galleries, museums and festivals across Australia and internationally. 

Prior to joining UNSW in 2014 Dr Wodak held research positions at the Australian National University, University of Sydney, and Western Sydney University. He is currently a Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Project 'Understanding Australia in The Age of Humans: Localising the Anthropocene' and a member of the Andrew Mellon Australia-Pacific Observatory in Environmental Humanities, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney.


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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