Projects per year
Dr Emily O’Gorman’s research is situated within environmental history, more-than-human geography, and the interdisciplinary environmental humanities, and is primarily concerned with contested knowledges within broader cultural framings of authority, expertise, and landscapes. She holds a PhD from the Australian National University and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her research has been supported by nationally competitive research grants as well as a Carson Writing Fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center, LMU, Munich from 2014-15. She is the author of Flood Country: An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin (2012) and Wetlands in a Dry Land: More-than-human Histories of Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin (2021), 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 co-leads the Environmental Humanities research group at Macquarie University, was a founding Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Humanities (2012-2014) and a founding co-editor of the Living Lexicon in that journal (2014-2020).
Units I convene:
GEOP2050 and GEOP6050 Environment and Society
GEOP7000 Dialogues in Geography and Plannng
GEOP7001 Approaches in Geography and Planning
I have also made significant teaching contributions in units on environmental and planning decision making, research methods, and the environmental humanities.
Research student supervision
I am currently taking on new PhD and Master of Research students in the following research areas: more-than-human geography; more-than-human histories; environmental history; environmental humanities; multispecies studies; river and wetlands histories and futures; histories of conservation.
Current HDR students:
Harriet Narwal: Opportunities for Multi-scalar Conversation between Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Urban Planning, Devlopment, and Dwelling (PhD, Principal Supervisor)
John Heydinger: Conservation in Namibia: A History of Drought, Livelihoods, and Community-Based Natural Resource Management (cotutelle PhD with University of Minnesota; MQ Principal Supervisor)
Sara Judge: Getting to Know Country: Environmental Attentiveness as Healing (PhD, Associate Supervisor)
Sally McIntyre: Listening for Huia in the Archives (MRes, Associate Supervisor)
History, PhD, Australian National University
Award Date: 3 Dec 2009
Power, R., Sowada, K., Ens, E., Keegan, P., Choat, M., Salvemini, F. (., Davis, G., Sheedy, K., Tristant, Y., Neil, B., Herberstein, M., Carthey, A., Evans, L., Pryke, L., Kotarba, A., Ralph, T., O'Gorman, E., McEvoy, M., Davenport, C., Worthington, I., Alvarez-Mon, J., Ockinga, B., Keimer, K., Anagnostou, E., Beness, L., Yuen-Collingridge, R., Gore, D., Sowada, K., Chan, S. W., Binder, S., Woods, A., Hardtke, F., Di Biase-Dyson, C., Wicks, Y., Mourad, A., Westaway, K., Handley, H., Haynes, P. & Rampe, M.
1/01/19 → 31/12/21
Contested knowledge and more-than-human histories of wetlands Murray-Darling Basin, 1800 to the present
22/01/18 → …
1/01/16 → …
1/01/15 → 31/12/16
Remaking wetlands: cultural histories of environmental change in the Murray-Darling Basin, c.1800-2000s
1/07/14 → 31/03/15
Fuller, S., Ruming, K., Burridge, A., Carter-White, R., Houston, D., Kelly, L., Lloyd, K., McGregor, A., McLean, J., Miller, F., O'Gorman, E., Suchet-Pearson, S., Taylor, H., Walkerden, G., Williams, M. & Ziller, A., 13 Apr 2021, In: Geographical Research. 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/opinion › peer-reviewOpen Access
O'Gorman, E., 2021, (Accepted/In press) University of Washington Press.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
A manifesto for shadow places: re-imagining and co-producing connections for justice in an era of climate changePotter, E., Miller, F., Lövbrand, E., Houston, D., McLean, J., O'Gorman, E., Evers, C. & Ziervogel, G., 2 Dec 2020, In: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
O'Gorman, E., Oct 2020, (Accepted/In press) Living with the Anthropocene: love, loss and hope in the face of environmental crisis. Muir, C., Wehner, K. & Newell, J. (eds.). NewSouth Publishing
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
O'Gorman, E., 2 Jul 2020
Research output: Non-traditional research output › Digital or Visual products
Christof Mauch (Editor), Ruth Morgan (Editor) & Emily O'Gorman (Editor)2017
Activity: Peer-review and editorial of research outputs › Editorial work
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities