Edited Collections

Edited Books

Kin: Thinking with Deborah Bird Rose
Duke University Press: Durham and London (2022)
Edited by Thom van Dooren and Matthew Chrulew
More information at the publisher’s website.

  • “Introduction” Thom van Dooren and Matthew Chrulew
  • “The Sociality of Birds: Reflections on Ontological Edge Effects” Anna Tsing
  • “Loving the Difficult: Scotch Broom” Catriona Sandilands
  • “Awakening to the Call of Others: What I Learned from Existential Ecology” Isabelle Stengers
  • “Speculative Fabulations for Technoculture’s Generations: Taking Care of Unexpected Country” Donna Haraway
  • “The Disappearing Snails of Hawai’i: Storytelling for a Time of Extinctions” Thom van Dooren
  • “Roadkill: Multispecies Mobility and Everyday Ecocide” Owain Jones and Kate Rigby
  • “After Nature: Totemism Revisited” Stephen Muecke
  • “Telling One’s Story in the Hearing of Buffalo: Liturgical Interventions from Beyond the Year Zero” James Hatley
  • “Ending with the Wind, Crying the Dawn” Bawaka Country including Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Kate Lloyd, Sarah Wright, Laklak Burarrwanga, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr, and Djawundil Maymurru
  • “Animality and the Life of the Spirit” Colin Dayan
  • “Life Is a Woven Basket of Relations” Kate Wright
  • “Afterword” Payi Linda Ford

Extinction Studies: Stories of Time, Death and Generations
Columbia University Press: New York (2017)
Edited by Deborah Bird Rose, Thom van Dooren and Matthew Chrulew
More information at the publisher’s website.

  • “Foreword” Cary Wolfe
  • “Telling Extinction Stories: An Introduction” Deborah Bird Rose, Thom van Dooren and Matthew Chrulew
  • “Walking with Ōkami, the Large-Mouthed Pure God” James Hatley
  • “Saving the Golden Lion Tamarin” Matthew Chrulew
  • “Extinction in a Distant Land: The Question of Elliot’s Bird of Paradise” Rick De Vos
  • “Monk Seals at the Edge: Blessings in a Time of Peril” Deborah Bird Rose
  • “Encountering Leatherbacks in Multispecies Knots of Time” Michelle Bastian
  • “Spectral Crows in Hawai’i: Conservation and the Work of Inheritance” Thom van Dooren
  • “It is an entire world that has disappeared” Vinciane Despret

Edited Special Issues

Photo by Felix Remter

Multispecies Care in the Sixth Extinction
Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology (2021)
Edited by Ursula Münster, Thom van Dooren, Sara Asu Schroer, and Hugo Reinert

  • “Introduction: Multispecies Care in the Sixth Extinction” Sara Asu Schroer, Thom van Dooren, Ursula Münster, and Hugo Reinert
  • “They Grow and Die Lonely and Sad” Sophie Chao
  • “(E)valuations of More-Than-Human” Liana Chua
  • “Counting and Discounting Life in an Age of Extinction” Danielle Celermajer and Arian D. Wallach
  • “Caring for Dying Canals” Camelia Dewan
  • “Bonsai Care in an Industrial Zone” Hsin-yi Lu
  • “His Name Was Lucio” Marisol de la Cadena and Santiago Martínez-Medina
  • “The Ontological Ethopolitics of Conservation” Matthew Chrulew
  • “Pharmaceutical Care: Diclofenac, a Pharmacon of More-Than-Human Health” Daniel Münster and Ursula Münster
  • “Marginal Domestications: Crop Wild Relatives and Caring for Genealogies” Anna-Katharina Laboissière
  • “Ecologizing Honeybee Care: Multi-Species-Bodies and Trust in the Varroa Pandemic” Felix Remter
  • “Caring for Falcons in a Time of Extinction” Sara Asu Schroer
  • “Coexisting with Mosquitoes” Rosie Sims
  • “Mourning as Care in the Snail Ark” Thom van Dooren

Immortality and Infinitude in the Anthropocene
Special issue of Environmental Philosophy, 14.1 (2017)
Edited by Michelle Bastian and Thom van Dooren

  • “The New Immortals: Immortality and Infinitude in the Anthropocene” Michelle Bastian and Thom van Dooren
  • “The Six Extinctions: Visualizing Planetary Ecological Crisis Today” Joseph Masco
  • “Art and Metabolic Force in Deep Time Environments” Monika Bakke
  • “An Unintended Race: Miracle Rice and the Green Revolution” Elaine Gan
  • “Survival: Mars Fiction and Experiments with Life on Earth” Sabine Höhler
  • “Narcissistic Attachments: A Melancholic Reading of De-Extinction Projects” Emily Thew
  • “Endling, the Power of the Last in an Extinction-Prone World” Dolly Jørgensen

Zoology on the Table: The Science, Sustainability and Politics of Eating Animals
Special issue of Australian Zoologist, 39.1 (2017)
Edited by Dan Lunney, Martin Predavec and Thom van Dooren

  • “Zoology on the table: the science, sustainability and politics of eating animals” Martin Predavec, Daniel Lunney and Thom van Dooren
  • “Australia’s coastal fisheries and farmed seafood: an ecological basis for determining sustainability” Trevor J. Ward, David J. Booth, Peter G. Fairweather, John R. Ford, Gregory I. Jenkins, Michael J. Keough, Jeremy D. Prince, Christopher Smyth
  • “Do humans forage optimally and what does this mean for zoology on the table?” Graham H. Pyke
  • “Insect farming and consumption in Australia: Opportunities and barriers” Julia Bartrim
  • “Eating Dingoes” Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
  • “A chicken for every pot: the economics, evolution and ethics of the modern chicken” Carolynn L. Smith
  • “A polarising issue: wild animals as food” Rosie Cooney
  • “The missing voice: a zoologist on the consequences of feeding the world” Daniel Lunney
  • “Negotiating Survival: Aborigines, settlers and environmental knowledge on Sydney’s Botany Bay and Georges River” Heather Goodall
  • “The Promises of Pests: Wildlife in Agricultural Landscapes” Emily O’Gorman and Thom van Dooren
  • “The Ought-Ecology of Ferals: An Emerging Dialogue in Invasion Biology and Animal Studies” Anna Wilson, David Wilson, Libby Robin
  • “Culling and Care: Ferals, Invasives and Conservation Icons in Australia” Libby Robin
  • “What’s food and nutrition security got to do with wildlife conservation?” Robyn Alders and Richard Kock
  • “Semi-vegetarianism: Good for animals, good for the environment and good for humans” Ian Wallis
  • “Eating kangaroo (good) and goat (bad) for rangelands” Gordon Grigg

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Multispecies Studies
Special issue of Environmental Humanities, 8.1 (2016)
Edited by Thom van Dooren, Ursula Münster, Eben Kirksey, Deborah Bird Rose, Matthew Chrulew and Anna Tsing

  • Thom van Dooren, Eben Kirskey, and Ursula Münster: “Multispecies Studies: Cultivating Arts of Attentiveness” (Introduction)
  • Vinciane Despret and Michel Meuret: “Cosmo-ecological Sheep and the Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet”
  • Eben Kirksey, Dehlia Hannah, Charlie Lotterman, and Lisa Jean Moore: “The Xenopus Pregnancy Test: A Performative Experiment”
  • Jamie Lorimer: “Gut Buddies: Multispecies Studies and the Microbiome”
  • Thom van Dooren and Deborah Bird Rose: “Lively Ethography: Storying Animist Worlds”
  • Hugo Reinert: “About a Stone: Some Notes on Geological Conviviality”
  • Celia Lowe and Ursula Münster: “The Viral Creep: Elephants and Herpes in Times of Extinction”
  • Cary Wolfe and Maria Whiteman: “Landscape and Inscription”


Temporal Environments: Rethinking Time and Ecology
Special issue of Environmental Philosophy, 9.1 (2012)
Edited by Jacob Metcalf and Thom van Dooren

  • ”Introduction” Jacob Metcalf and Thom van Dooren
  • ”The Virtue of Temporal Discernment: Rethinking the Extent and Coherence of the Good in a Time of Mass Species Extinction” James Hatley
  • “Fatally Confused: Telling the Time in the Midst of Ecological Crises” Michelle Bastian
  • “Past Imperfect: Using Historical Ecology and Baseline Data for Conservation and Restoration Projects in North America” Peter S. Alagona, John Sandlos, Yolanda F. Wiersma
  • “The Time of Slime: Anthropocentrism in Harmful Algal Research” Astrid Schrader
  • ”Transitory Places” Robert Kirkman
  • ”Pining for the Present: Ecological Remembrance and Healing in the Armidale State Forest” Katherine Wright
  • ”Multispecies Knots of Ethical Time” Deborah Bird Rose


Unloved Others: Death of the Disregarded in the Time of Extinctions
Special issue of Australian Humanities Review, 50 (2011)
Edited by Deborah Rose and Thom van Dooren

  • “Introduction” Deborah Bird Rose and Thom van Dooren
  • “Arts of Inclusion, or, How to Love a Mushroom” Anna Tsing, for the Matsutake Worlds Research Group
  • “Dis(appearance): Earth, Ethics and Apparently (In)Significant Others” Mick Smith
  • “Vultures and their People in India: Equity and Entanglement in a Time of Extinctions” Thom van Dooren
  • “Blood Intimacies and Biodicy: Keeping Faith with Ticks” James Hatley
  • “Getting a Taste for the Bogong Moth” Kate Rigby
  • “Speculative Fabulations for Technoculture’s Generations: Taking Care of Unexpected Country” Donna Haraway
  • “Flying Fox: Kin, Keystone, Kontaminant” Deborah Bird Rose
  • “Managing Love and Death at the Zoo: The Biopolitics of Endangered Species Preservation” Matthew Chrulew
  • “Planet Beehive” Freya Mathews