I'm an ECR, excited to be able to bring my long-time passion for other animals into the academy.
Josephine Browne is an interdisciplinary researcher at Griffith University. Her undergrad research in disenfranchised grief led to the establishment of a bereavement service for humans in relation to animal companions, and training grief counsellors while working at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. She is published in journals such as Grief Matters, Hecate and Overland, and is working on a narrative collection about more-than-human animals with Chantelle Bayes. She is co-editor, with Zoei Sutton, of the forthcoming sociology collection, Human-Animal Relationships in Times of Pandemic and Climate Crisis (Routledge).
Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) Online Conference
In this masterclass, Professor Danielle Celermajer, author of the critically acclaimed work Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future (Penguin 2021), will explore creative non-fiction as an approach in making sense of more-than-human worlds. Participants will have an opportunity to read sections of Summertime, and also to workshop their own creative non-fiction writing or experiment with this form.
Are you new to animal studies research? Do you grapple with current theoretical debates – such as intersectionality and decolonial approaches? Do you wonder how and where to publish? If you would like to understand the basics of the publication process, from pitching an article idea to responding to peer review and get advice on what’s possible when working with non-traditional outputs – such as visual art and creative writing – join us at the master class: Tools for Animal Studies Research.
This interactive online event, presented by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA), is aimed at higher degree and early career researchers interested in animal studies. You will have an opportunity to hear from scholars doing innovative work in the field and ask questions.