Dr Natasha Fijn is an ethnographic researcher and observational filmmaker based at the Australian National University’s Mongolia Institute. She is currently part of an ARC Discovery team focussing on the transfer of knowledge relating to multispecies Mongolian Medicine and One Health. Natasha has conducted extensive field research in remote places, including the Khangai Mountains of Mongolia and Arnhem Land in northern Australia, focussing particularly on multispecies ethnography, more-than-human sociality and concepts of domestication. She has edited two books, was the multimedia review editor for TAPJA and has edited two themed journal issues focussing on visual anthropology and in 2020 she co-edited to other two special issues on multispecies anthropology in TAJA and Inner Asia journals. Her book, ‘Living with Herds: human-animal coexistence in Mongolia’ was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
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.