Dr Jessica Weir

Institute for Culture and Society
University of Western Sydney

Dr Jessica Weir is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney. Jessica examines how knowledge practices circumscribe and transform our understandings of environmental issues, including water and natural hazards. She is author of Murray River Country: An Ecological Dialogue with Traditional Owners (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2009).

Jessica has been Visiting Faculty at the BIARI Institute of Climate Change and Water, Brown University; Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Research on Native American Issues, University of California, Berkeley; and, was founder of the Centre for Land and Water Research at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Jessica is an Editorial Board Member of the new Routledge Environmental Humanities Book Series, and a Visiting Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University.