Elspeth Probyn

Professor Elspeth Probyn

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2002
  • Section(s): Cultural And Communication Studies


Elspeth Probyn is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. She has taught media, cultural studies and sociology at universities in Canada and the USA, and has held several prestigious visiting appointments around the world.She is the author of several groundbreaking monographs and over a hundred articles and chapters across the fields of gender, media, and cultural studies, philosophy, cultural geography, anthropology and critical psychology. Her current research (funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project) analyses the sustainability of the production and consumption of fish, results of which are published in a new book, Eating the Ocean (Duke University Press, 2016).

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