Prof. Dr. Thom van Dooren


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsEthnology, European Ethnology,Practical Philosophy
KeywordsMultispecies Studies, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Humanities, Extinction Studies, Philosophy

Current contact address

InstitutionUniversity of Sydney
InstituteSchool of Humanities

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Christof MauchRachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), München
Prof. Dr. Kate RigbyUniversität zu Köln, Köln
Start of initial sponsorship01/11/2014


2014Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme for Experienced Researchers
2023Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor van Dooren is a leading international scholar in the interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities. His research has developed important new multidisciplinary approaches to the pressing challenge of extinction, drawing the humanities into conversation with the natural sciences, and ethnographic field research. During his stay in Germany, he intends to collaborate with colleagues to conduct research on the epistemological and ethical questions that are arising as a result of efforts to incorporate the insights of behavioral biology into conservation practice.