Ass Prof. Thom van Dooren

Deputy Director - Member Engagement
Department of Gender and Cultural Studies

Thom van Dooren‘s research is situated in the broad interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. He is currently an Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2017-2021) in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies and the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney, and a Professor II in the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities at the University of Oslo, Norway.

His research focuses on some of the many philosophical, ethical, cultural, and political issues that arise in the context of species extinctions and human entanglements with threatened species and places. These themes are explored in depth in three recent books: Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction (2014), The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds (2019), and the co-edited collection Extinction Studies: Stories of Time, Death, and Generations (2017), all published by Columbia University Press.

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Thom van Dooren is the Research Lead on Animal Stories, The Living Archive and Climate Justice and Problems of Scale.