Danielle Celermajer

Dr. Danielle Celermajer is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, where she established two postgraduate human rights programs aimed at integrating human rights scholarship and practice. She’s also the lead of the university’s multi-species justice collective, something that I’d like to explore more with you today, and Deputy Director of the Sydney Environment Institute. Prior to joining the academy, Dany worked as a policy advisor and a speechwriter to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and the Race Discrimination Commissioner in the Australian Human Rights Commission. Dany has also written and spoken powerfully and beautifully about her experiences surviving a brutally changing landscape in Australia, including her book Summertime written in the ashes of the bushfires that devastated Australia a few years ago. She lives on a homestead in New South Wales with her husband and a number of other species.