Gordon Waitt, Lead Investigator
Gordon is Professor of Geography in the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities, University of Wollongong. He has a research interest in the everyday and seemingly mundane objects. He combines mixed-qualitative research methods with embodied theoretical approaches to address questions of social, mobility, energy and environmental justice. His recent work focuses on household sustainability, liveability, fuel poverty and mobilities. He works and lives in Dharawal Country. More information.
Ian Buchanan, Chief Investigator
Ian Buchanan is Professor of Cultural Studies at UOW.
Tess Lea, Chief Investigator
Tess Lea is an anthropologist in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney. A specialist in the anthropology of policy, her particular concern is with investigating to whom, where and what the status of dysfunction is ascribed. Her forthcoming book, Wild Policy: Indigeneity and the Unruly Logics of Intervention (2020, Stanford University Press), establishes a conceptual framing for understanding cultures of policy making and explains why expectations of logic and rationality in the direction of good evidence are optimistic at best.
Glen Fuller, Chief Investigator
Nicholas is a PhD Candidate with the Gender and Cultural Studies Department at the University of Sydney, specializing in the study of sport, affect and men’s lives. His PhD research uses participant observation among cyclists and focusses on the relationships that develop between athletes that dedicate themselves to endurance sport. The specificity of cycling as a sport and fitness activity – which speaks to the evolution of middle-class sporting men – prompts a better understanding of how different bodily techniques promote very different possibilities for those who often cannot express in words the value of this attachment in their lives, only ever able to perform it.
Theresa Harada has a PhD in Human Geography and works as an ethnographer at the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her interests include mobilities, energy efficiency and sustainable practices and innovative social science methods.
Catherine Page Jeffery
Catherine Page Jeffery has a PhD in Communications with a focus on digital media. She is a lecturer and member of the News and Media Research Centre at the University of Canberra.