Emily O'Gorman


Ph.D., The Australian National University

Emily O’Gorman is an environmental historian with interdisciplinary research interests within the environmental humanities. Her research is primarily concerned with contested knowledges within broader cultural framings of authority, expertise, and landscapes. Currently a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, she holds PhD from ANU and undertook a postdoctoral candidacy at the University of Wollongong. She is the author of Flood Country: An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin (2012) and co-editor of Climate, Science, and Colonization: Histories from Australia and New Zealand (2014, with James Beattie and Matthew Henry) and Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History (2015, with Beattie and Edward Melillo). She coordinates the Environmental Humanities undergraduate teaching program and co-leads the Environmental Humanities research group at Macquarie University. She is co-editor of the Living Lexicon in the Environmental Humanities journal.