[Iag-list] Diving, Place and the Anthropocene: Deakin zoom panel - welcome

Michele Lobo michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au
Wed Jun 9 06:30:10 UTC 2021

Dear friends

Very welcome to this exciting event tomorrow

Culture, Environment and Science Mutations: Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
TITLE: Diving, Place and the Anthropocene
PRESENTERS: Jianni Tien (UTS), Cameron McKean (Deakin) and Freya Croft (Wollongong)
DATE: Thursday 10 June, 4-5pm (Melbourne time)
 Contact Michele Lobo for zoom link

Jianni Tien is a PhD candidate in the School of Communication at the University of Technology Sydney and a former Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Literary Arts at Brown University. Her research lies at the intersection of Digital Media, Cultural Studies and the Environmental Humanities. Jianni's current research investigates the affective power of scuba diving in sinkholes, and how that power can be harnessed to formulate critically engaged responses to the Anthropocene.
Cameron Allan Mckean is a writer, PADI Divemaster, and doctoral candidate in anthropology at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. His research considers the envisioning work and sensing technologies that bring reef ecologies into being. By following divers, scientists, and corals at one specific site on the Great Barrier Reef, he tracks how altered reefs have become proxies for planetary change, both structuring and disassembling our understanding of 21st-century oceans.
Freya Croft is a PhD student in the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities at the University of Wollongong. Her research looks at embodied reef experiences (particularly in-water experiences with charismatic megafauna) and whether these can facilitate the uptake of pro-environmental behaviour choices in individuals. Whilst undertaking her PhD, Freya has also been involved in multiple projects that have examined human relationships with ocean spaces (with a focus on the South Coast of NSW). Last year, Freya undertook an Association of Commonwealth Universities Blue Charter Fellowship to look at ways to reduce the use of plastic in the commercial fishing industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Kind Regards
Michele Lobo (with Maurizio Meloni)
(Convenors, Culture, Environment and Science Thematic Stream, Alfred Deakin Institute)

Dr Michele Lobo
Lecturer, Human Geography
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education
Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Victoria 3125

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