- Eben Kirksey
- Eben Kirksey holds a three-year DECRA fellowship from the Australian Research Council which is enabling his work in Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific (2014-2017). Currently he is accepting new graduate students in the Environmental Humanities program at UNSW in Sydney, Australia, where he is a permanent faculty member.
Ph.D. 2008 UC Santa Cruz
M.Phil. 2003 University of Oxford
B.A. 2000 New College of Florida
KIRKSEY, S. E. (2013) “Interspecies Love: Being and Becoming With a Common Ant, Ectatomma ruidum (Roger)” in Anette Lanjouw & Raymond Corbey (eds) The Politics of Species (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 164-77.
KIRKSEY, S. E. 2013 “A Messianic Multiple: West Papua, July 1998” in Bryan Turner (ed.) War and Peace: Essays on Religion and Violence (Anthem Press), pp. 37-59.
KIRKSEY, S. E. 2012 "Living with Parasites in Palo Verde National Park" Environmental Humanities, 1: 23-55.
KIRKSEY, S. E. 2012 "Thneeds Reseeds: Figures of Biocultural Hope in the Anthropocene" in G. Martin, D. Mincyte, and U. Münster (eds.) Why Do We Value Diversity? Rachel Carson Perspectives vol 9: 89-94.
KIRKSEY, S. E. 2012 Freedom in Entangled Worlds, Duke University Press: Durham.
KIRKSEY, S. E. & S. HELMREICH. 2010 "The Emergence of Multispecies Ethnography", Cultural Anthropology, 25 (4): 545-576.
KIRKSEY, S. E. 2009. "Don't Use Your Data as a Pillow" in M. Vesperi and A. Waterson (eds.) Anthropology Off the Shelf (Wiley Blackwell), pp. 146-159.
KIRKSEY, S. E. & A. HARSONO. 2008. "Criminal Collaborations: Antonius Wamang and the Indonesian Military in Timika", South East Asia Research, 16 (2): 165-197.
KIRKSEY, S. E. 2004. “Rewards for Justice” in B. van Eekelen, J. Gonzalez, B. Stotzer, and A. Tsing (eds.) Shock and Awe: War on Words (New Pacific Press), pp. 132-4.
KIRKSEY, S. E. & K. V. BILSEN. 2002. The Road to Freedom: Mee Agency and the Trans-Papua Highway. Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkundespan, 158 (4): 837-854.
KIRKSEY, S. E. & J. GRIMSTON. 2003. Indonesian troops for BP gas project. The Sunday Times
July 20, 2003. Back page lead story.
KIRKSEY, S. E. 2002. Anthropology and Colonial Violence in West Papua. Cultural Survival Quarterly . Fall: 34-8.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A conversation with Thom van Dooren originally published in the new electronic journal, http://environmentalhumanities.org/
What kind of research and teaching do you do in the Environmental Humanities?
I am trained in the traditions of anthropology—a discipline that Alfred Kroeber regarded as “the most humanistic of the sciences and most scientific of the humanities.” In dialogue with lively conversations in the environmental humanities, my research is aimed at pushing animals, plants, and microorganisms from the margins of anthropology—where they were once just treated as part of the landscape, as food, or as symbols—into the foreground, alongside humans.
In the News
He joined Indonesian investigative reporter Andreas Harsono in 2008 to publish "Criminal Collaborations", a peer-reviewed article about Indonesian military involvement in the murder of two Americans. This research started a lively discussion in the Indonesian media and sparked a series of media articles in publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! invited Eben to discuss this research on her news show.