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Humanities for the Environment Key Researcher Elspeth Probyn
Professor, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney

Elspeth Probyn

Elspeth Probyn (Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia) is Professor of Gender & Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, as well as adjunct Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Western Australia and adjunct Research Professor at the University of South Australia. She has taught media, cultural studies and sociology at universities in Canada and the USA and has held several prestigious visiting appointments around the world. Her work has helped to establish several new areas of scholarship – from embodied research methods to cultural studies of food. Professor Probyn is the author of several groundbreaking monographs and over a hundred articles and chapters across the fields of gender, media and cultural studies, philosophy, cultural geography, anthropology and critical psychology. Her research (funded by an ARC Discovery Project) analyses the role of place and community within the transglobal food system. She is particularly interested in the sustainability of the production and consumption of fish, or what she calls ‘more-than-human” sustainable fish communities, the results of which will be published in a new book, Oceanic Entanglements (Duke University Press, 2014).