Thom van Dooren

Thom van Dooren

Senior Lecturer, Environmental Humanities - University of New South Wales

Thom van Dooren is an environmental philosopher and anthropologist. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich (2014 – 2016, intermittently). He is also founding co-editor of the international, open-access journal Environmental Humanities.

His current research and writing focuses on some of the many philosophical, ethical, cultural and political issues that arise in the context of species extinctions and wildlife management. His most recent book, Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction, takes up these themes in relation to the conservation of a range of different birds. For more information please visit his website:

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