Dr Anne Galloway

Senior Lecturer, School of Design + Principal Investigator, Design Culture Lab

Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand - Aotearoa



My research brings together social studies of science and technology, cultural studies, and design to explore and model relations between humans and nonhumans.

I'm particularly interested in creative research methods for understanding - and supporting public engagement with - issues and controversies related to science, technology, and animals.

In 2014, these experiments in posthuman design ethnography are focussed on two projects: Counting Sheep: NZ Merino in an Internet of Things and The Great NZ Cat Controversy.

Details on this work, and other things I'm thinking about, are all on the Design Culture Lab website and blog. You can also read some recent interviews where I talk about what I do:

Abler, "Knitting bones with fact and fiction: A conversation with Design Culture Lab's Anne Galloway," 16 May, 2014.

Savage Minds, "Anthropology + Design: Anne Galloway," 27 February, 2014.

Ethnography Matters, "Towards Fantastic Ethnography and Speculative Design," 17 September, 2013.

And here's a list of all my published articles and essays, lectures and keynote addresses.

Teaching & Supervision

For the past four and a half years, I've taught in the School of Design's Culture + Context programme. Before that I taught at Concordia University and Carleton University.

I'm currently accepting PhD students. Please feel free to get in touch directly, and here is some background information on VUW's PhD programme.

Design courses (2008-present)
Design research and cultural critique.

Sociology & anthropology courses (2005-2008)
Social studies of science and technology, and cultural studies of everyday life.

Elsewhere and Otherwise

You can follow me on Twitter or Tumblr.

I believe strongly in working to live, not living to work. I love spending time with friends, my partner and our awesome cat, Enid Coleslaw. I also enjoy swimming, reading urban fantasy novels, and binge-watching television. My dream is to live in the country with ALL the animals.

Looking for my purse lip square jaw blog? It's no longer updated, but you can still find the plsj archive here.

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