Professor Kate Rigby

PhD (Monash University), MA (University of Melbourne), BA (University of Melbourne)

I hold a Professorship of Environmental Humanities, with particular expertise in ecocriticism, ecophilosophy, and ecotheology.

Following undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and Freiburg University (Germany), I completed my PhD at Monash University in 1991 and was offered a Lectureship in German Studies at Monash that year. In 1994, I returned to Germany as a Humboldt Fellow, and in 1997 was promoted to Senior Lecturer. Since 1996, I have also been on the Board of the Centre for Religious Studies, and from 1999 to 2004, I held a dual appointment in German and Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, of which I was the Director from 2004-2007. I was promoted to Associate Professor and elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2006, and held the position of Deputy Head (Education) in ECPS from 2009-2011. In 2013 I became Australia’s first Professor of Environmental Humanities.

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