Dr Josh Wodak works at the intersection of the Environmental Humanities and Science & Technology Studies. His research addresses the socio-cultural dimensions of the climate crisis and the Anthropocene, with a focus on the ethics and efficacy of conservation through technoscience, including Synthetic Biology, Assisted Evolution, and Climate Engineering.
He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University; a Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Synthetic Biology; and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, UNSW.
Originally trained in Anthropology (University of Sydney, 2002, and Australian National University, 2011) his publications have appeared in Humanities; Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities; Environmental Communication; Transformations: Journal of Media, Culture and Technology; Music and Arts in Action; Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts; and Futures; and in edited volumes on the rhetoric of climate communication; the aesthetics of the undersea; transformative pedagogies about the environment and environmental history. His creative outputs include music, artworks, and installations that have been exhibited in art galleries, museums, and festivals across Australia and internationally.
For Seed Box #2, he is co-convening the @RISK: Knowledge Practices, Environmental Crisis & Environmental Action project, which consists of a podcast series and symposium about the profound differences in knowledge practices around the unfolding environmental crisis, and how any environmental action could, or should, respond, given the layered, multi-nodal risks involved. Details, including how to participate in the project, available at: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ics/events/@risk