N.A.J. Taylor

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N.A.J. Taylor is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University, and an Australian Defence Force Academy Visiting Fellow at The University of New South Wales. 

His current project approaches the Australian nuclear fuel cycle as future cultural and environmental heritage. In development are two sole-authored manuscripts that investigate the problem of nuclear harm at posthuman scales and through visual cultures, respectively. He has co-authored one book, Athens Dialogue on a Middle East WMD-free zone (European Public Law Organisation, 2013), and co-edited five major collections: “Re-imagining Hiroshima” (Critical Military Studies, 2015), “Internal Relations” (Borderlands: Culture, Politics, Law and Earth, 2017), Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Routledge, 2017), “Reimagining Maralinga” (Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts, 2018), and Jahnne Pasco-White: Kin (Art Ink and Unlikely, 2021).

Prior to joining Deakin, he taught for more than thirteen years across the broad interdisciplinary field of the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, in departments as diverse as business and earth sciences, law and ethics, and indigenous and international studies. His first major contribution to environmental theory and practice was recognised in 2007, when UniSuper—Australia’s university pension scheme—awarded him the inaugural prize for ethical and responsible investment research. He has since held research, honorary and visiting appointments at Bard College, Sciences Po, Linköping University, The University of British Columbia, La Trobe University, Roskilde University, Whitman College, The University of Queensland, and The New School, where he was an Australia Awards fellow.

For more information on his current and past projects: www.nuclearhumanities.org

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