Keynote Speakers

Lucas Bessire is professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. His work focuses on politics, environment and media in the Americas. His most recent book, Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains, was published by Princeton University Press in 2021.

Link: https://lucasbessire.net/

Laura Kipnis is a cultural critic/essayist and former video artist whose work focuses on sexual politics, aesthetics, shame, emotion, acting out, moral messiness, and various other crevices of the American psyche. Her latest book is Love in the Time of Contagion: A Diagnosis (Pantheon, 2022).

Link: https://laurakipnis.com/

Yamini Narayanan is Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development. Her work is part of the rapidly emergent field of South Asian Animal Studies. Her book Mother Cow, Mother India: A Multispecies Politics of Dairy in India will be published in 2023 by Stanford University Press.

Link: https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/yamini-narayanan