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Thom van Dooren

Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney

Thom is a field philosopher and writer. He is Deputy Director at the Sydney Environment Institute and an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research and writing focus 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. This research works across the disciplines of cultural studies, philosophy, science and technology studies, and related fields.


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


  • 2007 
    Australian National University, PhD