Edited Collections

Forthcoming Edited Collections

KIN: Thinking with Deborah Bird Rose
Duke University Press, 2021
Edited by Thom van Dooren and Matthew Chrulew

  • 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

Published Edited Collections


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

Immortality and Infinitude in the Anthropocene
Special issue of Environmental Philosophy, vol. 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

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Multispecies Studies
Special issue of Environmental Humanities, vol. 8.1 (2016)
Edited by T. van Dooren, U. Münster, E. Kirksey, D.B. Rose, M. Chrulew and A. 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”

Zoology on the Table: The science, sustainability and politics of eating animals
Special issue of Australian Zoologist (2016)
Edited by Dan Lunney, Martin Predavec and Thom van Dooren


Temporal Environments: Rethinking Time and Ecology
Special issue of Environmental Philosophy, vol. 9.1 (2012)
Edited by J. Metcalf & T. 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, vol. 50 (2011)
Edited by D. Rose and T. 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