Prof. Jennifer Deger

2021-22 Environmental Humanities Visiting Fellow

Charles Darwin University

Jennifer Deger is Professor of Digital Humanities at the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University and co-founder of Miyarrka Media, an arts collective based in east Arnhem Land. Her research career has been supported by a number of fellowships including a Macquarie University Research Fellowship, an ARC Post-doc and Future Fellowship, and visiting fellowships including the Centre for Religion and Media, New York University, The Eye & Mind Lab, Aarhus University, and Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA). Her recent work includes Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene (Tsing, Anna L., Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman Saxena and Feifei Zhou, Stanford University Press) which she co-curated for exhibition at the Istanbul Biennial The Seventh Continent and the Sharjah Architecture Triennial Rights of Future Generations in 2019 with Victoria Baskin Coffey. Alongside long-time collaborator Paul Gurrumuruwuy, Jennifer has made a number of films including Manapanmirr, in Christmas Spirit (2012) and Ringtone (2014) and curated exhibitions in the USA, Taiwan, Denmark and Australia. In 2020 Miyarrka Media’s Phone & Spear: a Yuta Anthropology won the Gregory Bateson Book Prize from the US Society for Cultural Anthropology and the AAANZ Best Artist-led Publication. The collective’s new ARC-funded project Rangingur: a Yolngu digital art of renewal continues their shared exploration of entangled digital and environmental ecologies.