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Probyn-Rapsey, Fiona S.

Faculty Member

  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry
  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

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Research Overview


  • Probyn-Rapsey is a leading scholar in the field of Animal Studies, which she approaches from a feminist postcolonial perspective. Her first book Made to Matter: White Fathers, Stolen Generations (DP 0557139) investigated the role of white fathers in stolen generations history, research that led to research on how race and species concepts are entangled. Since the monograph and 10 journal articles were published as part of that project, Probyn-Rapsey has shifted her research focus to Animal studies, co-editing 3 books in Animal studies; Animal Death (SUP 2013), Animals in the Anthropocene (SUP 2015) and more recently, Animaladies (Bloomsbury 2018).  CI Probyn-Rapsey has contributed to major international publications establishing the field (including Lori Gruen’s Critical Terms for Animal Studies, Uni of Chicago Press 2019) and the forthcoming Colonialism and Animals (Routledge 2020).  CI Probyn-Rapsey has led large research networks, (Human Animal Research Network, 2011-2016 at the University of Sydney,) and interdisciplinary projects involving multiple authors (see Probyn et al 2016) and has a track record of collaborating with scholars on long term projects (see collaborations between O’Sullivan, Watt and Probyn-Rapsey in 2017, 2019, 2019) and also with veterinary scientists.  As Head of School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at UOW from 2016 to 2019, Probyn-Rapsey gained further leadership experience in governance, while continuing to be an active researcher, including several international keynote addresses, research publications and conference organisation.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Framing contradictions and forms of life: veganism and occupation in Israeli society Alloun, Esther
    Doctor of Philosophy The cultural politics of kangaroo management in the Australian Capital Territory, 1993-2019 Varvaro, Kathleen
    Master of Research -LHA Shark-Human Encounters Along the Coastline of New South Wales Culic, Kat
    Doctor of Philosophy Anthro-zooecological Geographies of Île de la Réunion: Understanding Local Perceptions of Nonhuman Animals and Their Roles in Natural and Cultural Heritage Management through Landscape Analysis and Ethnography McClung, Rebecca
    Master of Research -LHA Masculinity, Colonialism and Australian Foxes Jackson-Martin, Charlie

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Probyn-Rapsey is a leading scholar in the field of Animal Studies, which she approaches from a feminist postcolonial perspective. Her first book Made to Matter: White Fathers, Stolen Generations (DP 0557139) investigated the role of white fathers in stolen generations history, research that led to research on how race and species concepts are entangled. Since the monograph and 10 journal articles were published as part of that project, Probyn-Rapsey has shifted her research focus to Animal studies, co-editing 3 books in Animal studies; Animal Death (SUP 2013), Animals in the Anthropocene (SUP 2015) and more recently, Animaladies (Bloomsbury 2018).  CI Probyn-Rapsey has contributed to major international publications establishing the field (including Lori Gruen’s Critical Terms for Animal Studies, Uni of Chicago Press 2019) and the forthcoming Colonialism and Animals (Routledge 2020).  CI Probyn-Rapsey has led large research networks, (Human Animal Research Network, 2011-2016 at the University of Sydney,) and interdisciplinary projects involving multiple authors (see Probyn et al 2016) and has a track record of collaborating with scholars on long term projects (see collaborations between O’Sullivan, Watt and Probyn-Rapsey in 2017, 2019, 2019) and also with veterinary scientists.  As Head of School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at UOW from 2016 to 2019, Probyn-Rapsey gained further leadership experience in governance, while continuing to be an active researcher, including several international keynote addresses, research publications and conference organisation.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Framing contradictions and forms of life: veganism and occupation in Israeli society Alloun, Esther
    Doctor of Philosophy The cultural politics of kangaroo management in the Australian Capital Territory, 1993-2019 Varvaro, Kathleen
    Master of Research -LHA Shark-Human Encounters Along the Coastline of New South Wales Culic, Kat
    Doctor of Philosophy Anthro-zooecological Geographies of Île de la Réunion: Understanding Local Perceptions of Nonhuman Animals and Their Roles in Natural and Cultural Heritage Management through Landscape Analysis and Ethnography McClung, Rebecca
    Master of Research -LHA Masculinity, Colonialism and Australian Foxes Jackson-Martin, Charlie
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