My research investigates the environmental and international histories of Antarctica, the cryosphere, and the world’s oceans in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
I currently hold an Australian Research Council DECRA grant, for a project titled “An international environmental history of the ‘World Ocean’, 1950s-2000s”. This project aims to investigate the ways in which states, international organisations, and international communities have engaged with and conceptualised the ‘World Ocean’ as a natural environment from the 1950s to the 2000s. In the context of current environmental and geopolitical challenges for the ocean, this project aims to analyse how these actors built institutions, communities, and territories in and for the ocean environment as a foundation for generating knowledge and claiming power, rights, and resources.
In April 2022 I am excited to be co-convening a conference "Australia and the One Earth: Engaging with global environmental governance since Stockholm, 1972", an interdisciplinary exploration, with history, politics, IR, and more.
My first book, The Greening of Antarctica: Assembling an International Environment, was published by Oxford University Press (2019). My scholarly articles have appeared in Environmental History, Environmental Humanities, the Journal of Historical Geography, the International Review of Environmental History, Progress in Human Geography, the Australian Journal of Politics and History, The Polar Journal, and several edited collections.
I am eager to supervisor PhD and masters students in a wide range of subjects across environmental history, environmental humanities, history of science, and international history. Prospective students are welcome to contact me directly.
I have worked at the University of Melbourne and University of Oregon and received my PhD from the Australian National University.
PhD (ANU), Grap. Dip. A. (Museums and Collections) (ANU), PhB (ANU)
I am eager to supervisor research students (PhD and masters) in a wide range of subjects across environmental history, the environmental humanities, history of science, and international history. I'm also very open to supervising in more interdisciplinary environmental projects, connecting to geography, environmental management, and ecology. Prospective students are welcome to contact me directly.
Web and News Convenor and committee member, Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network
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