Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Ella Vallelonga is a Doctoral Higher Degree by Research Candidate in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Adelaide. Her thesis titled 'Grieving the Great Barrier Reef: More-than-Human Dying and the Hydrosocial in Far North Queensland Cane Country,' examines the intersections between sugarcane agriculture, water quality and a nonhuman dying. Operating in the spaces of multispecies ethnography, ecology studies and environmental anthropology, her research navigates the social politics of mourning "less-like-us" bodies and considers conditions of ecological grieving as perpetuated by environmental crises. She is supervised by Dr. Georgina Drew, Dr. Alison Dundon and Associate Professor Douglas Bardsley.
Date Institution name Country Title 2020 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) 2017 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Advanced Arts
Date Title Institution Country 2021 - 2024 Doctor of Philosophy University of Adelaide Australia
Research InterestsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge Anthropology Anthropology of Development Cultural Studies Cultural Theory Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Environment Policy Environmental Philosophy Environmental Politics Environmental Sociology Social and Cultural Anthropology Social and Cultural Geography
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