Professor Simone Dennis

Professor Simone Dennis

Position: Professor of Anthropology
School and/or Centres: Anthropology


Phone: 612 54085

Location: Room 208, Upper Floor, Banks Building (#44), Linnaeus Way

Researcher profile:

My research interests coalesce around phenomenologically informed anthropological theories of embodiment, the sense, and power. These interests are presently explored in ethnographic work on Christmas Island, which is framed by the politics of nationhood in contemporary Australia and the ways in which they have played out for Christmas Island's multi-ethnic population;  in work among Persian women migrants, who have fled Iran in the past two decades; in research conducted in the technoscientific spaces of major Australian research laboratories in which mice and rats feature as animal models for human disease research; and in my fourth monograph, which looks at smoking practice in Australian urban spaces to look closely at the ways in which smoking entails and occasions social and corporeal relationships with others under increasingly legislated conditions governing space and behaviour and comportment within it.

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