James Dunk is a historian and interdisciplinary researcher based in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney interested in mental health, planetary health, and ecological emotion. His current research places the experience of eco-anxiety in historical context, mapping climate distress and other strong emotions against the contours of family, community, and ecological life. James’s books and articles explore settler psychology, the social and political dimensions of colonial mental health, and efforts to reconfigure ideas about human health and psychology in the Anthropocene. His articles, essays and reviews appear in historical journals, medical and psychological journals and literary journals. James is committed to public storytelling, and has helped curate a range of events which have worked the boundaries between academic knowledge and lived experience, weaving written and spoken words together with music, film, photography, and other kinds of art.

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