Ella Vallelonga

Ella Vallelonga

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.


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