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Andrea Gaynor

Prof. Dr. Andrea Gaynor

Carson Fellow

Andrea Gaynor is Professor of History at The University of Western Australia, situated on the shores of the beautiful Swan River estuary in sunny Perth. She is primarily an environmental historian, and her research pursues various questions relating to the historical relationships between people and places in diverse Australian contexts. Her specific expertise encompasses the history of food production in Australian cities, Western Australian environmental history, agricultural history, animals in history, and the history of fish and fishing. She also enjoys teaching a first-year unit in global environmental history. Her research interests include Australia, conservation reserves, modernity, and posthumanism. Currently she is working with researchers from La Trobe University on an environmental history of the southern Mallee lands of Australia, undertaking research on the water history of Perth for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, and contemplating a new project on nature and modernity in Australia.

RCC Research Project: Australia’s Southern Mallee Lands and the Control of Nature

Lunchtime Colloquium Video - Entangled Histories: Nature and Modernity in Australia

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