Thom van Dooren

I am an Associate Professor and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (2017-2021) in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. My research is situated in the broad interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. My current work focuses primarily on the philosophical and ethical dimensions of species extinctions, and is rooted in an approach that draws the humanities into conversation with ecology, biology, ethology and ethnographic work with communities whose lives are entangled with disappearing species in a range of different ways.

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