Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Details

Born                             1 July, 1985

Citizenship                  Australian

Contact                       katherine.wright@rcc.lmu.de

Please note: Career interruption June 2016 – June 2017 (on maternity leave), June 2017 – June 2019 (part-time employment status while caring for child).

Institutional Affiliations 

2019 – 2020 Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)

2014 – 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New England (Armidale, Australia)

2013 – 2014 Lecturer (Level B) Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)

2012 Associate Lecturer (Level A) Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)

2011 – 2013 Sessional Lecturer and Tutor, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)

2009 – 2013 Sessional Tutor, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)

Scholarly Publications          

Peer-Reviewed Monograph

2017  Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene: More than Human Encounters. Routledge, Environmental Humanities Series: London. https://www.routledge.com/Transdisciplinary-Journeys-in-the-Anthropocene-More-than-human-encounters/Wright/p/book/9781138911147

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Forthcoming ‘Abiding Ancestral Time and Toxic Flows at an Australian Landfill’Hazardous Time-ScapesHow to Tell Stories of Toxicity from Multiple Timed, Spaced, and Embodied Perspectives, eds. Simone M. Müller and May-Brith Ohman Nielsen. Ohio University Press, Ecology and History Series.

Forthcoming ‘Life is a Woven Basket of Relations’ KIN: Thinking with Deborah Bird Rose, eds. Thom Van Dooren and Matthew Chrulew. Cambridge University Press. 

2019 ‘Rain’ Cultural Studies Review 25.2 pp. 300 – 302 https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/csrj/article/view/6932

2019 ‘Place Remembered: Unearthing Hidden Histories in Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden’, Australian Humanities Review 65 pp. 20 – 64.  http://australianhumanitiesreview.org/2019/11/30/place-remembered-unearthing-hidden-histories-in-armidale-aboriginal-community-garden/

2018 ‘In the Shadow of a Willow Tree: A Community Garden Experiment in Decolonising, Multispecies Research’, Cultural Studies Review 24 (1) pp. 74–101. http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/csrj/article/view/4700/6386

2014 ‘Becoming-With,’ Environmental Humanities 5, pp. 277 – 281. https://read.dukeupress.edu/environmental-humanities/article/5/1/277/8177/Becoming-with

2014 ‘An Ethics of Entanglement for the Anthropocene,’ SCAN: Journal of Media, Arts, Culture 10 (1). Online. http://scan.net.au/scn/journal/vol11number1/Kate-Wright.html

2012 ‘Bunnies, Bilbies and the Ethic of Ecological Remembrance,’ M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 15 (3). Online. http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/507

2012 ‘Pining for the Present: Ecological Remembrance and Healing in the Armidale State Forest,’ Journal of Environmental Philosophy 9 (1) pp. 109–126.

2012 ‘Armidale’s Imported Autumn,’ Transformations: Journal of Media and Culture 21. Online. http://www.transformationsjournal.org/journal/titles.shtml

2010 ‘Signatures of Resistance: Graffiti as a Form of Self-Inscription at Thunderbolt’s Rock, Uralla (NSW)’ in Anthony Lambert (ed.) NEO: Journal for Higher Degree Research Students in the Social Sciences and Humanities 3. Online. http://www.arts.mq.edu.au/documents/6_Katherine_Wright.pdf

Alternative Peer Reviewed Publications

Forthcoming ‘Iwata.’ Living with the Anthropocene. (Eds. Cameron Muir, Kirsten Wehner and Jenny Newell) Sydney: NewSouth

Forthcoming ‘A Manifesto for Creature Languages’ Hacking the Anthropocene: Feminist, Queer, Anticolonial Propositions. (Eds. Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Astrida Neimanis, and Sigi Jottkandt) London: Open Humanities Press.

Book Reviews in Peer-Reviewed Journals

2010 Review of ‘Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies’ (Edited by Amit and Reema Sarwal), Media International Australia, 134.

Published Conference Proceedings

2012 ‘An “Upside-Down land”: Contested Rock Formations in the New England Landscape (Australia)’ the Permanent European Conference for the Study of Rural Landscapes Conference Proceedings pp. 172 – 183.

2009 ‘Manicured Nature: Nativism, Authenticity and Belonging in the Armidale State Forest (NSW)’ in Julie Lunn (ed.) Proceedings of Curtin University ‘Creative Margins’ Conference, 2009.

Editorials

2014 (with Dr Catherine Simpson) ‘Rethinking Ecology in the Anthropocene: Knowledges, Practices, Ethics and Politics’ [editorial] SCAN: Journal of Media, Arts, Culture 10 (1). Online. http://scan.net.au/scn/journal/vol11number1/Simpson-Wright.html

2012 (with Dr Catherine Simpson) ‘Ecology and Collaboration’ [editorial] M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 15 (3). Online. http://journal.mediaculture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/538

Edited Collections

2014 – 2019 Co-editor with Dr Emily O’Gorman ‘Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities’, Environmental Humanities. https://www.dukeupress.edu/environmental-humanities

2014 Co-Editor with Dr Catherine Simpson ‘Rethinking Ecology in the Anthropocene: Knowledges, Practices, Ethics, Politics’ edition of SCAN: Journal of Media, Arts, Culture 10 (1). http://scan.net.au/scn/journal.html

2012 Co-Editor with Dr Catherine Simpson  ‘Ecology’ edition of M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 15 (3).  http://journal.mediaculture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/issue/view/ecology

Online Publications

2017 ‘Iwata’ in Everyday Futures: Australia in the Age of Humans. https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/iwata/

2017 The Weathering Map (A collaboration with Rebecca Giggs, Astrida Neimanis, Kate Wright and Tessa Zettel):A digital Map of Local Microclimates for The Chart Collective mapping project. http://legend.chartcollective.org/pieces/jennifer-hamilton

2014 ‘B for Becoming’ in the ABC’s of Multispecies Studies The Multispecies Salon: A Companion to the Book. http://www.multispecies-salon.org/becomings/

Continuous  Postdoctoral Research Project Website: armidalecommunitygarden.org

Continuous Postdoctoral Research Project Facebook Page: facebook.com/armidalecommunitygarden

Conference Presentations     

Keynote Lectures

2019  ‘Community Gardening in Silver City: Unearthing Radical Alterity and Decolonial Lines of Flight,’ Writing Place Writing Laws: Laws & Humanities in the Anthropocene (Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne).

2017 ‘Gleaning the Soils of Silver City,’ Uncanny Objects in the Anthropocene Symposium (University of Tasmania).

Invited Presentations and Panel Discussions

2019 A presentation on Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden at Urban Environments – International Perspectives, a collaborative Workshop bringing together scholars from the Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Cambridge University, New York University and the Technical University of Munich (Rachel Carson Center, Munich).

2019 Panel Discussion with Professor Alexis Wright, Boisbouvier Chair of Australian Literature, Writing Place Writing Laws: Laws & Humanities in the Anthropocene (Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne).

2019 Panelist – ‘Remembering Deborah Bird Rose’Grounding Story, biannual conference for the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture Australia & New Zealand, ASLEC ANZ (University of New England).

2017 ‘Reports from Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden,’ Participatory Environmental Humanities Workshop (University of New South Wales).

 2017 ‘Shelter from the Storm: A Manifesto for Creature Languages’, Hacking the Anthropocene II: Weathering Symposium (University of Sydney).

2015 ‘Nourishing Community Benefits at the New Indigenous Community Garden.’ Community Research and Innovation Forum for Health and Wellbeing in Rural, Regional and Remote Communities (University of New England).

2013 ‘The Archive as a Rhizosphere in the Armidale Pine Forest.’ Animate Archives Transforming Cultures Workshop (University of Technology, Sydney).

Recent Conference and Seminar Presentations

2019 ‘Decolonizing Archives: Grounding Anticolonial History in a Community Garden’ Rachel Carson Center Lunchtime Colloquium (Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBQuQZ2v-o8

2019 Plenary Panelist with Callum Clayton-Dixon and Gabi Briggs from the Anaiwan Language Revival Program ‘Reclaiming Anaiwan: Our Story’ Grounding Story, biennial conference for the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture Australia & New Zealand, ASLEC ANZ (University of New England).

2019 ‘Resurgent Storying in Colonial Ecologies’ Grounding Story, biannual conference for the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture Australia & New Zealand, ASLEC ANZ (University of New England).

2018 Remembering Dark Town: Experimental History, Decolonisation and Archival Activism at Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden,’ Arts Research Seminar Series (University of New England).

2018 ‘Decolonising Archives and Grounding (Anti)Colonial History in Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden’ Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Research Day (University of New England).

2016 ‘Following an Ant’, panel presentation with Weathering Collective at ASLEC-ANZ Conference – Global Ecologies, Local Impacts’ (University of Sydney).

2015 ‘Science, Seasons and Stories: A Public Conversation with Frances Bodkin’ (University of New England).

2015 ‘Digging into the Pattern which Connects: Animal Publics in the Soils of a Community Garden’ Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference – Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism (University of Melbourne).

2015 ‘How to tell stories in nonhuman voices’ The Inaugural Australian Literary Studies Convention, (University of Wollongong).

2015 ‘Nourishing Change: Local Initiatives – Global Activism’ Public Seminar featuring Costa Georgiadis (ABC’s Gardening Australia); UNE scholars, and local Aboriginal Community Members (University of New England).

2014  ‘The Tale of a Wicked Willow Tree.’ Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference (University of Wollongong).

2014 ‘Becoming-With.’ Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture – Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology, and Emotions Conference (Australian National University).

2014 ‘Becoming-With a Super-Storm.’ Environmental Humanities Workshop (University of New South Wales).

2013 ‘Down the Rabbit Hole.’ Life in the Anthropocene Conference (University of Sydney).

2012 ‘Thinking Like A Storm.’ Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference (University of Sydney).

2012 ‘Rabbit Burrows and Hospitalities of Flesh.’ Rethinking Behaviour and Conservation: The History, Philosophy and Future of Ethology Workshop (Macquarie University).

2011 ‘Can the Shower Sing?: Agency in the Era of the Anthropocene’, Knowledge/Culture/Social Change Conference (University of Western Sydney).

 2011‘Will the World Miss Us? “Species Thinking” and Animal Kinship in a Global Culture.’ Global Animal Conference (University of Wollongong). 

2011 ‘“A Whole Continent of Rabbits”: The Unacceptable Wild in Rural Australia.’ The ‘Unacceptable’ Conference (Macquarie University).

2010 ‘”Species Thinking” and “Significant Otherness” in New England, New South Wales.’ International Australian Studies Association Biennial Conference (University of Sydney).

2010 ‘Offerings of Song: Inter-species Kinship in Rural New South Wales.’ Australia and New Zealand Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture’s Conference (University of Launceston). 

2010 ‘An Upside-Down Land: Contested Rock Formations in the New England Landscape.’ Permanent European Conference for the Study of Rural Landscapes (University of Latvia).

2009 ‘Relating to Manicured Nature: A Case Study of the Armidale State Forest.’ Creative Margins Conference (Curtin University).

2009 ‘Dry Thinking and the Liminal Spaces of Water Consumption.’ Crisis, Tension and Transformation Conference (University of New South Wales).

2009 ‘Preserving the Native? Landscape and Animals in Australia.’ Limits of the Human: Philosophical, Historical and Ecological Perspectives Conference (Australian National University).

Work in Progress      

In Process Invited contribution, with Anaiwan Elder Uncle Steve Widders ‘Recuperative work in Wild Ecologies’ in Rethinking Wilderness and the Wild: Conflict, Conservation and Co-Existence, Routledge (eds Robyn Bartel, Marty Branagan, Steve Harris and Fiona Utley)

In Process Invited contribution, ‘Becoming-with our children in aeonic time’Messmates Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts.

In Process ‘Ancestral Labour in a Community Garden: Rethinking Law and Lore in the Anthropocene’ Laws for the Anthropocene: Orientations, Encounters, Imaginaries, Routledge (eds. Kathleen Birrell and Daniel Mathews)

In Process Book with working title: Gleaning the Soils of Silver City: Cultural Revival and Anti-Colonial Resistance in a Community Garden. (No publisher yet identified).

Current Research Projects and Collaborations 

Participatory Environmental Humanities in Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden

My postdoctoral research project at UNE (2014 – 2019) was a collaboration with Armidale’s Aboriginal community to develop and maintain a community garden at the old East Armidale Aboriginal Reserve site as an activist platform for Aboriginal reclamation and cultural revival. The Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden is a field site for deeply-engaged social and environmental outreach research, and is a prototype for participatory environmental humanities scholarship, where the research team, comprised of academics, community members, and nonhuman inhabitants of the community garden, experiment with novel multispecies assemblages and multispecies methodologies to develop alternatives to neoliberal, colonial and anthropocentric modes of living and thinking.

Weathering (with Rebecca Giggs, Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Astrida Neimanis, and Tessa Zettel)

This is a creative collaboration exploring the links between weather and climate change through embodied experiments, creative writing and small-scale publication exercises. http://www.weatheringstation.net

Grants, Awards and Commissions   

2018 Armidale Regional CouncilCommunity Small Grants AUD 1,000

2018 Regional Arts NSW, Country Arts Support Program AUD 3,000

2018 University of New England support for ‘Surviving New England: Our Koori Matriarchs’ AUD 2,300

2017 Family and Community Services – Social Housing and Community Improvement partnership between Homes North Community Housing, Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden, and Backtrack Youthworks AUD 25,728

2016 & 2015 Industry Partnership between Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden and Jobs Australia AUD 43,000

2015 Inspiring Australia National Science Week Grant to run From the Garden: Food, Medicine and Stories Indigenous Science Project AUD 10,000

2015 Grant to employ Gomeroi Research Assistant Rob Waters on Community Garden project, School of Arts, UNE, AUD 1,538

2015 Visiting Scholar Funds to support D’harawal Elder Aunty Frances Bodkin visit to Community Garden and UNE, School of Arts, UNE AUD 1,770

2013 Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Excellence in Research, Macquarie University (PhD)

2009 – 2012 Higher Degree Research Funding, Macquarie University AUD 8,811

2009 – 2012 Australian Postgraduate Award AUD 75,000

2008 Macquarie University Higher Study Scholarship AUD 8,648

Conference and Symposium Convening  

2019 Co-convenor with Stephen Harris, Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Alexis Harley and Grace Moore. Grounding Story, biannual conference for the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture Australia & New Zealand, ASLEC ANZ, University of New England 13 – 15 February.

2015 Sole Convenor. Aboriginal Astronomy: Stories, Science and the Stars, Public Forum, University of New England, 12 November.

2015 Co-Organiser with Rob Waters. Aboriginal Astronomy Celebration and Official Naming Ceremony, A night-time celebration of Aboriginal Astronomy held at Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden, 12 November.

2015 Sole Convenor. Indigenous Science Workshop Series, a week of public workshops on Indigenous Science held at Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden, 17 – 21 August.

2015 Sole Convenor. Science, Seasons and Stories: A Public Conversation with Frances Bodkin, public lecture featuring D’harawal Elder and Climatologist, Frances Bodkin, University of New England, 20 August, 2015.

2015 Sole Convenor.  Nourishing Change: Local Initiatives, Global Activism, public seminar featuring Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia), UNE academics, and Aboriginal Community Members, University of New England, 22 May.

Creative and Curatorial Work   

2019 Co-organiser, with Anaiwan and Gumbaynggirr artist Gabi Briggs, Surviving New England: Our Koori Matriarchs, Part One outdoor portraiture exhibitionat Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden, 13 February, 2019. https://armidalecommunitygarden.org/matriarch-exhibition/

2018 Co-organiser Survival Day Exhibition at Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden: https://armidalecommunitygarden.org/survivor-testimony-anti-colonial-resistance/survival-day-event/

2017 The Weathering Map (A collaboration with Rebecca Giggs, Astrida Neimanis, Kate Wright and Tessa Zettel):A digital Map of Local Microclimates for The Chart Collective mapping project. http://legend.chartcollective.org/pieces/jennifer-hamilton

2015 – 2019 Coordinator for ongoing Aboriginal cultural revival activities, community gatherings and planting days at the Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden.

2015 Coordinator From the Garden: Food, Medicine and Stories, a science engagement project involving over 200 participants and 11 organisations, funded by Inspiring Australia for National Science Week, 2015. More about this project appears here: https://armidalecommunitygarden.org/cultural-revival/from-the-garden-food-medicine-and-stories/

2015 Co-organiser of Community Garden Open Day (May, 2015) featuring ABC television personality Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia), and attended by over 100 people: https://armidalecommunitygarden.org/exhibitions-and-public-events/community-garden-open-day/

Additional Project Management and Public Outreach Experience (2014 – 2019)                                                               

Co-founder and coordinator of Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden – an experimental public environmental humanities research site and Aboriginal activist platform: armidalecommunitygarden.org

Established industry partnership with Jobs Australia and Best Employment to contract a works crew to develop the community garden while completing a Cert II in Agriculture through TAFE New England, while securing partnership funds of $43,000.

Formed educational partnership with TAFE New England to administer the Cert 2 program in Agriculture to students through the community garden site.

Helped to coordinate three Cultural Immersion Workshops with Gamilaroi academic Marcelle Burns and Gomeroi Aboriginal Employment Officer Rob Waters, at the Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden. These workshops brought Aboriginal Elders and knowledge-keepers together with senior academic and professional staff from the University of New England to share histories and promote decolonisation within institutions.

Engaged with local and national media, including radio, television, print and online platforms, to raise community garden’s profile. This has involved producing press releases, taking part in interviews, and providing photographs and video.

Managed social and online media for Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden, including facebook.com/armidalecommunitygarden

Worked with Social Ventures Media to document the community gardens development and significant days and events.

Completed Development Application for the community garden infrastructure, and liaised with (the then) Armidale Dumaresq Council to gain approval.

Founded the Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden committee and chaired most meetings.

Coordinated the involvement of local preschool, primary school, and high school students in community garden activities and events.

Coordinated numerous community planting days and gatherings at Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden.

Attended and presented information at diverse organisational forums, including Aboriginal Interagency meetings, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation meetings and publications, University of New England student gatherings and volunteer sessions, Council meetings, and Anaiwan Language Revival program meetings.

Arranged multiple community fundraising initiatives.

Secured the paid employment through Jobs Australia of Community Garden seeding committee member Dylan Dempster.

Secured the paid employment through University of New England of Gomeroi community garden member Rob Waters as Aboriginal Community Liaison for the community garden.

Specific Examples of Media Coverage & Engagement                  

2019 Composting Love Song Dedications (with Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Astrida Neimanis, Laura McLachlan, Mythily Meher, and Susan Reid) for Balance for Best: A HASS Feminist Reading Group take-over of tune 106.9fm for International Womens Day, March 8.

2019 ‘Gabi Briggs’ photo exhibition celebrates unsung New England’s Aboriginal matriarchs’, The Armidale Express, February 12, 2019. https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/5901014/photo-exhibition-celebrates-new-englands-aboriginal-matriarchs/

2019 Ecocriticsm: an alternative way to think about our environment, United Nations Young Champions of the Earth: http://web.unep.org/youngchampions/blog/ecocriticism-alternative-way-think-about-our-environment?fbclid=IwAR1u6aWV4ERsgdkdgL24zRw7vGJ69qKOiw_p3b3N5iBtW1swy164Ykni9YI

2018 Interview with Uncle Steve Widders about Community Planting Day, ABC New England North West Radio, 25 October.

2018 ‘Armidale Regional Council would consider changing the date of Australia Day’, The Armidale Express, Jan 18. https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/5173165/date-change-debate-australia-day-poll/

2017 ‘Anaiwan people will commemorate Survival Day on January 26’, The Armidale Express, January 25. https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/4426399/the-other-side-of-australias-rich-history/

2015 Community Garden project selected as Vice Chancellor’s Significant Research Project, UNE. https://blog.une.edu.au/uneresearch/old-new/growing-inclusion/

2015 Interview with ABC New England North West Radio about National Science Week, August 18

2015 ‘Growing the Future in Armidale’, ABC New England Northwest Radio, 2 June, 2015. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2015/06/02/4247380.htm

2015 ‘Indigenous Science’, The Koori Mail, September 9.

2015 ‘Garden carve brings fun in spades’, The Armidale Express, August 21.

2015 ABC New England North West radio program on Community Garden Open Day May 23. https://soundcloud.com/kate-wright-102172060/community-garden-open-day-may-23-2015-abc-radio-new-england-north-west

2015 ‘ABC Guru opens community garden’, The Armidale Express, May 25.

2015 ‘Bloomin’ lovely community garden’, The Armidale Express, May 15.

2015 ‘Gardening more than dirty work’, The Armidale Express, April 15. https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/3010715/gardening-more-than-dirty-work/

Collaborative Reading and Working Groups                                                                                                                      

2019 Member, Environmental Humanities Reading Group (Rachel Carson Center)

2017 – 2019 Founder and Convenor: Anti-Racist, Anti-Colonial Reading Group (UNE)

2018 – 2019 Member, ‘The Others’ HASSE Feminist Reading Group (UNE)

2015 – 2016 Convenor, Posthuman Literary and Cultural Studies Research Cluster (UNE)

2014 Founder and Convenor, Animals and Society Working Group (Macquarie University)

2014 Member, Environmental Humanities Writing Group (UNSW)

Residencies                                                                                                    

2016 ‘Weathering Collaboratively’ – Writing Workshop and Retreat, Sydney (29 Jan & 21 – 23 February) – a collaborative of writers, artists, educators and activists engaged in an experimental collaboration on writing and thinking with weather.

Teaching                                        

Course Convenor

2013– 2014 GSE855: Communication and Wildlife Management, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University. GSE855 was a Masters Level Online unit focused on developing practical skills in communication to influence public behaviour and enhance students’ skills in wildlife and environmental management.

2012 – 2014 SCOM100 Science in the Public Sphere, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University. SCOM100 was an interdisciplinary unit that critically interrogated science and its relationship to public knowledge and action. 

2012 – 2013 ENVG111 Geographies of Global Change, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University. ENVG111 was an online unit that explored geopolitics and the local impacts of global change.

Additional Teaching Experience

2013 Lecturer and Tutor ENVG262: The Ecological Humanities – Australians and their Environment, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University

2013 Tutor MAS110: Introduction to Digital Media, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University

2013 Tutor MAS104: Australian Media, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University.

2011 Tutor SCOM100: Science and the Public Sphere, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University

2009 – 2010 Tutor MAS104: Australian Media, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University.

2009 Tutor MAS105: Media Cultures, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University.

Guest Lecturing

2019 Guest seminar presentation for Sufficiency: Perspectives on Architecture, Engineering and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.

2013 Guest lecturer for CUL121: Seeing Culture: Vision, Visuality and the Senses, Macquarie University.

2012 Guest lecturer for ENVG262: The Ecological Humanities: Australians and their Environment, Macquarie University.

2011 Guest lecturer for ENVG262: The Ecological Humanities: Australians and their Environment, Macquarie University.

Professional Memberships    

Co-founder and Co-ordinator (2014 – 2019) Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden armidalecommunitygarden.org

Co-editor (with Dr Emily O’Gorman) of the Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities, Environmental Humanities journal http://environmentalhumanities.org/profiles/

Member, Weathering Research Collective: weatheringstation.net

Member, International Society for Environmental Ethics

Member, Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture

Member, Australasian Animal Studies Association

Member, Posthuman Literary and Cultural Studies Research Group, UNE

Member, Environmental Humanities Research Network, UNE

Member, New England North West Regional Science Hub

Associate Member, Anaiwan Language Revival Program

Professional Development Training    

2018  Higher Degree Research Supervision Accreditation Training

2016  First Aid Course

2015 Project Management, Introduction

2015 Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Training

2014 Early Career Researcher Writing Workshop Program 

Academic Qualifications                         

2013 PhD (Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Excellence in Research) Macquarie University, North Ryde (Sydney)

2009 Bachelor of Media in Screen Production (First Class Honours) Macquarie University, North Ryde (Sydney)