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Nancy Cushing

Nancy Cushing is Associate Professor of History at the University of Newcastle. She researches and writes about Newcastle, crime and human-animal histories.

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Nancy Cushing is Associate Professor of History at the University of Newcastle, Australia on beautiful Awabakal and Worimi country. An environmental historian whose interests range from coal mining to human-other animal relations, she was co-editor of Animals Count: How Population Size Matters in Animal-Human Relations (Routledge 2018) and recently took a slight diversion by writing a book on the history of crime in Australia (A History of Crime in Australia, Australian Underworlds, Routledge 2023). Her current project is A New History of Australia in 15 Animals (Bloomsbury). Nancy is on the executives of the Australian Aotearoa NZ Environmental History Network and the Australian Historical Association and a member of the NSW Working Party for the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Nancy can be found on Facebook as @HistoryatNewcastle.

Nancy Cushing

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