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Lecturer in Environmental Humanities, UNSW Sydney

Thom van Dooren is an environmental philosopher and anthropologist. He is co-convener of Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales. He is also co-editor of a new international, open-access journal, Environmental Humanities. He completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 2007 and has since held postdoctoral and visiting positions at the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Hull, and the University of California at Santa Cruz.

His recent research focuses on the philosophical, social and political dimensions of species extinction and is the subject of a forthcoming book titled 'Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction' (Columbia University Press, 2014). He is also the author of 'Vulture' (Reaktion Books, 2012).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Environmental Humanities, University of New South Wales


  • 2007 
    Australian National University, PhD