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The Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) uses innovative and collaborative approaches to problem solving within the humanities and social sciences and beyond.

In conversation with Professor Nick Enfield Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre

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The Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) uses innovative and collaborative approaches to problem solving within the humanities and social sciences and beyond.

    Thom van Dooren: Field philosopher and storyteller

    Thom van Dooren: Field philosopher and storyteller

    In this episode, Professor Nick Enfield talks to Thom van Dooren, Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2017-2021) in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies and the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney, and a Professor II at the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities, University of Oslo.

    Thom’s research is based in the broad interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities, with particular grounding in environmental philosophy, cultural studies, and science and technology studies. His research and writing focuses on some of the many philosophical, ethical, cultural, and political issues that arise in the context of species extinctions and human entanglements with threatened species and places.

    Read Thom's publications:
    van Dooren, T. (2019). The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds. New York: Columbia University Press.
    van Dooren, T. (2014). Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction. New York: Columbia University Press.
    van Dooren, T. (2012). Vulture. London: Reaktion Books

    For more information about SSSHARC, visit our website: bit.ly/38u5USV.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Amy Conley Wright: Researching permanency in out-of-home care

    Amy Conley Wright: Researching permanency in out-of-home care

    In this episode, Professor Nick Enfield talks to Amy Conley Wright, Associate Professor of Social Work and Policy Studies and Director of the Research Centre for Children and Families.

    Amy leads applied research that builds evidence about children and their best interests in child protection and out-of-home care systems, through engagement with government and service providers.

    Read Amy's recent publication:
    Gen, S., Conley Wright, A. (2020). Nonprofits in policy advocacy: Their strategies and stories. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

    For more information about SSSHARC, visit our website: bit.ly/38u5USV.

    • 52 min
    Keith Dobney: Uncovering the biology of the past

    Keith Dobney: Uncovering the biology of the past

    Professor Keith Dobney, Head of School (SOPHI) and archaeologist talks to Professor Nick Enfield about how the inherent cross-disciplinary nature of archaeology allowed him to develop his interest in the biology of the past and how that intersects with and impacts human behaviour, health and cultural development. Keith's ongoing research involves major projects which include the domestication and dispersal of pigs and dogs.


    Read Keith's recent publication:
    Dobney, K., Hulme-Beaman, A., Rudzinski, A., Cooper, J., Lachlan, R., Thomas, M. (2020). GeoOrigins: A new method and R package for trait mapping and geographic provenancing of specimens without categorical constraints. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, , 1-11.

    For more information about SSSHARC, visit our website: bit.ly/38u5USV.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Jaky Troy: Reawakening the language of Sydney

    Jaky Troy: Reawakening the language of Sydney

    In this episode, Professor Jaky Troy, Director of Indigenous Research within the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Sydney talks to Professor Nick Enfield about the background and impact of her book, 'The Sydney Language' (1993).

    Book URL: https://aiatsis.gov.au/publications/products/sydney-language/paperback

    For more information about SSSHARC, visit our website: bit.ly/38u5USV.

    • 24 min
    Sonja van Wichelen: Personhood in the Age of Biolegality

    Sonja van Wichelen: Personhood in the Age of Biolegality

    SSSHARC Director Nick Enfield talks to University of Sydney researcher Sonja van Wichelen about personhood, law, and science in the age of globalization.

    Read Sonja's recent publication:
    Van Wichelen, S., de Leeuw, M. (2020). Personhood in the Age of Biolegality: Brave New Law. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030278472]


    For more information about SSSHARC, visit our website: bit.ly/38u5USV.

    • 45 min
    Jonathon Hutchinson: The digital first personality

    Jonathon Hutchinson: The digital first personality

    SSSHARC Director Nick Enfield talks to University of Sydney media and communications researcher Jonathon Hutchinson about his work on emerging and developing contexts for online content creators to achieve cultural influence and impact.

    Read Jonathon's recent publication 'Digital first personality: Automation and influence within evolving media ecologies', https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354856519858921?journalCode=cona.

    For more information about SSSHARC, visit our website: bit.ly/38u5USV.

    • 30 min

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