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Joy McCann web

Joy McCann is an Australian environmental and cultural historian with a PhD in History from the Australian National University. Her research interests include the natural and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Her book, Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean, was published by NewSouth Publishing (2018) and the University of Chicago Press (2019). She is currently writing a history of Australians and Antarctica for the National Library of Australia and co-authoring a book on oceans, seas and shorelines.

Research projects / interests:

  • Oceans in the Anthropocene
  • Reconceptualising human-nonhuman relationships in the natural world
  • Circumpolar migrations in the southern polar region
  • History of science in the southern hemisphere

For publications visit: Joy's blog or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keywords: History, Southern Ocean, Antarctic History.