Dr Dinesh Wadiwel

Lecturer and Director of the Masters of Human Rights

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4811

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Biographical details

Dinesh is a lecturer in human rights and socio-legal studies and Director of the Master of Human Rights. He has previously taught in Sociology and Politics at the University of Western Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Dinesh has 15 years experience working within the non government sector. Between 2002 and 2007 he was employed as Senior Policy Officer at the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS). He has significant experience within the disability rights movement, and was a previous Executive Officer of National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA), the national peak organisation representing people from Non English Speaking Backgrounds with disability.

Research interests

Dinesh’s research interests include sovereignty and the nature of rights, violence, race and critical animal studies.

Teaching and supervision

HRTD6901- Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms (Semester 1 and 2)

SCLG2605- Social Justice, Law and Society (Semester 1)

Current projects

Dinesh has commenced a project entitled “The Right to Pleasure,” which explores the relationship between pleasure, rights and sovereignty. Dinesh’s forthcoming book, The War Against Animals, will be published by Rodopi Press in 2014. He is also co-editor of a proposed volume entitledFoucault and Animals(with Matthew Chrulew) the first volume of its type to bring together work by theorists applying Foucault to understanding human relationships with animals.

Associations

  • Adjunct Researcher, Social Policy Research Group, University of South Australia.
  • Member, Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils Disability Advisory Committee.
  • Australian Communication Consumers Action Network Independent Grants Panel
  • Member, University of Sydney Human Animals Research Network Executive
  • Co-convenor (with Professor Gerard Goggin) Disability Rights Research Network, University of Sydney Social Justice Network

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Human Animal Research Network; Probyn-Rapsey F, Belov K, Black C, Degeling C, Fawcett (Quain) A, Irvine R, Johnston J, Lea T, Kindt J, Michael M, McGreevy P, McManus P, Raubenheimer D, Schlosberg D, Spurr B, Shine R, Wadiwel D; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Wadiwel, D., Hayter, C. (2010). Communicating Difference: Understanding Communications Consumers from Non English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB). Sydney: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.

Book Chapters

  • Wadiwel, D., Cooper, B. (2013). Disability and Multiculturalism: Data and the ‘Healthy Migrant.’. In Andrew Jakubowicz, Christina Ho (Eds.), For those who’ve come across the seas… Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice, (pp. 94-108). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Wadiwel, D., Tedmanson, D. (2013). Food in Australia's Northern Territory Emergency Response: A Foucauldian Perspective on the Biopolitics of New Race/Pleasure Wars. In Rachel Slocum, Arun Saldanha (Eds.), Geographies of Race and Food: Fields, Bodies, Markets, (pp. 227-243). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Whipping to win: Measured violence, delegated sovereignty and the privatised domination of non-human life. In Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir (Eds.), Law and the Question of the Animal: A critical jurisprudence, (pp. 116-132). Oxon and New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Sex and the lubricative ethic. In Noreen Giffney and Michael ORourke (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory, (pp. 491-505). Farnham: Ashgate.

Journals

  • Goggin, G., Wadiwel, D. (2014). Australian disability reform and political participation. Australian Review of Public Affairs, September, 1-12.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2014). Cruel Indignities: Animality and Torture. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 13(1), 1-9.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2014). The Will for Self-Preservation: Locke and Derrida on Dominion, Property and Animals. Sub-Stance, 43(2), 148-161. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Il capro di Guida. Una rilettura della governamentalita di Foucault. Animal Studies: Revista italiana di antispecismo, 11(4), 43-57.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Review: Beastly Epistemologies: Tom Tyler's CIFERAE: A Bestiary in Five Fingers. Animal Studies Journal, 2(2), 107-113.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Zoopolis: Challenging our Conceptualisation of Political Sovereignty Through Animal Sovereignties. Dialogue-Canadian Philosophical Review, 52(4), 749-758. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2010). A Human Right to Stupidity. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 9(3), 1-10.
  • Tedmanson, D., Wadiwel, D. (2010). Neoptolemus: the governmentality of new race/pleasure wars? Culture and Organization, 16(1), 17-22. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Lubricative Power. Theory and Event: an online journal of political theory, 12(4), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Solidarity, Friendship and Anti Racism. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1(2), 77-85. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). The War Against Animals. Domination, Law and Sovereignty. Griffith Law Review, 18(2), 283-297.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Thick hides: whipping, biopolitics and the white soul of power. Social Semiotics, 19(1), 47-57. [More Information]
  • Arvanitakas, J., Wadiwel, D. (2008). Racists like us…. Darkmatter, 2.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2008). Three Fragments from a Biopolitical History of Animals: Questions of Body, Soul, and the Body Politic in Homer, Plato, and Aristotle. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, VI(1), 17-31.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2006). Sovereignty, Torture and Blood: Tracing Genealogies and Rethinking Politics. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 5(1).
  • Wadiwel, D. (2004). Animal by Any Other Name? Patterson and Agamben Discuss Animal and Human Life. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 3(1).

Conferences

  • Wadiwel, D. (2011). The Insect in the Box: Unpicking Freedom and Violence in Haraway's 'When Species Meet.'. Testing Times: A symposium on the ethics and epistemology of animal experimentation, Sydney: Department of Philosphy, Macquarie University.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2010). Cheeky Policy. In And Out Of Place, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Wadiwel, D., Tedmanson, D. (2010). Spare the rod; spoil the child: racialised biopolitics, the innocence of children and the pleasure of sovereignty. Figuring the Child:Sex, Sexism, Sexuality and Sexualisation, Sydney: Macquarie University.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Animal Sovereignties. Limits of the Human: Philosophical, Historical and Ecological Perspectives, Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Cooper, B., Wadiwel, D. (2009). People from NESB with Disability: What does the Data Say? Towards a New Disability Studies Research Agenda Conference. Disability Studies and Research Centre, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Tedmanson, D., Wadiwel, D. (2009). The Governmentality of New Race/Pleasure Wars? Foucault, 'Neoptolemus' and the NT Emergency. Pleasure Wars? Foucault, 'Neoptolemus' and the NT Emergency, Adelaide: University Of South Australia.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2008). Solidarity, Authenticity and Anti Racist Politics. Beyond the Neo Con Men Conference, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Ramsay, F., Wadiwel, D. (2008). The 'Gift' of Violence: Captain Cook and Colonial Gift Giving in Tahiti. Derrida Today Conference, Macquarie: Macquarie University.
  • Tedmanson, D., Wadiwel, D. (2008). The Governmentality of New Race/Pleasure Wars? 'Neoptolemus' and the NT Emergency. Neophilia and Organization. 3rd Australasian Caucus of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2008). The War Against Animals or The Companion Animals Act 1998. Lex of Somatechnics Symposium, Macquarie: Macquarie University.

2014

  • Goggin, G., Wadiwel, D. (2014). Australian disability reform and political participation. Australian Review of Public Affairs, September, 1-12.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2014). Cruel Indignities: Animality and Torture. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 13(1), 1-9.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2014). The Will for Self-Preservation: Locke and Derrida on Dominion, Property and Animals. Sub-Stance, 43(2), 148-161. [More Information]

2013

  • Wadiwel, D., Cooper, B. (2013). Disability and Multiculturalism: Data and the ‘Healthy Migrant.’. In Andrew Jakubowicz, Christina Ho (Eds.), For those who’ve come across the seas… Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice, (pp. 94-108). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Wadiwel, D., Tedmanson, D. (2013). Food in Australia's Northern Territory Emergency Response: A Foucauldian Perspective on the Biopolitics of New Race/Pleasure Wars. In Rachel Slocum, Arun Saldanha (Eds.), Geographies of Race and Food: Fields, Bodies, Markets, (pp. 227-243). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Il capro di Guida. Una rilettura della governamentalita di Foucault. Animal Studies: Revista italiana di antispecismo, 11(4), 43-57.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Review: Beastly Epistemologies: Tom Tyler's CIFERAE: A Bestiary in Five Fingers. Animal Studies Journal, 2(2), 107-113.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Whipping to win: Measured violence, delegated sovereignty and the privatised domination of non-human life. In Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir (Eds.), Law and the Question of the Animal: A critical jurisprudence, (pp. 116-132). Oxon and New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Zoopolis: Challenging our Conceptualisation of Political Sovereignty Through Animal Sovereignties. Dialogue-Canadian Philosophical Review, 52(4), 749-758. [More Information]

2011

  • Wadiwel, D. (2011). The Insect in the Box: Unpicking Freedom and Violence in Haraway's 'When Species Meet.'. Testing Times: A symposium on the ethics and epistemology of animal experimentation, Sydney: Department of Philosphy, Macquarie University.

2010

  • Wadiwel, D. (2010). A Human Right to Stupidity. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 9(3), 1-10.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2010). Cheeky Policy. In And Out Of Place, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Wadiwel, D., Hayter, C. (2010). Communicating Difference: Understanding Communications Consumers from Non English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB). Sydney: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.
  • Tedmanson, D., Wadiwel, D. (2010). Neoptolemus: the governmentality of new race/pleasure wars? Culture and Organization, 16(1), 17-22. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D., Tedmanson, D. (2010). Spare the rod; spoil the child: racialised biopolitics, the innocence of children and the pleasure of sovereignty. Figuring the Child:Sex, Sexism, Sexuality and Sexualisation, Sydney: Macquarie University.

2009

  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Animal Sovereignties. Limits of the Human: Philosophical, Historical and Ecological Perspectives, Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Lubricative Power. Theory and Event: an online journal of political theory, 12(4), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Cooper, B., Wadiwel, D. (2009). People from NESB with Disability: What does the Data Say? Towards a New Disability Studies Research Agenda Conference. Disability Studies and Research Centre, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Sex and the lubricative ethic. In Noreen Giffney and Michael ORourke (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory, (pp. 491-505). Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Solidarity, Friendship and Anti Racism. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1(2), 77-85. [More Information]
  • Tedmanson, D., Wadiwel, D. (2009). The Governmentality of New Race/Pleasure Wars? Foucault, 'Neoptolemus' and the NT Emergency. Pleasure Wars? Foucault, 'Neoptolemus' and the NT Emergency, Adelaide: University Of South Australia.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). The War Against Animals. Domination, Law and Sovereignty. Griffith Law Review, 18(2), 283-297.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2009). Thick hides: whipping, biopolitics and the white soul of power. Social Semiotics, 19(1), 47-57. [More Information]

2008

  • Arvanitakas, J., Wadiwel, D. (2008). Racists like us…. Darkmatter, 2.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2008). Solidarity, Authenticity and Anti Racist Politics. Beyond the Neo Con Men Conference, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Ramsay, F., Wadiwel, D. (2008). The 'Gift' of Violence: Captain Cook and Colonial Gift Giving in Tahiti. Derrida Today Conference, Macquarie: Macquarie University.
  • Tedmanson, D., Wadiwel, D. (2008). The Governmentality of New Race/Pleasure Wars? 'Neoptolemus' and the NT Emergency. Neophilia and Organization. 3rd Australasian Caucus of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2008). The War Against Animals or The Companion Animals Act 1998. Lex of Somatechnics Symposium, Macquarie: Macquarie University.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2008). Three Fragments from a Biopolitical History of Animals: Questions of Body, Soul, and the Body Politic in Homer, Plato, and Aristotle. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, VI(1), 17-31.

2006

  • Wadiwel, D. (2006). Sovereignty, Torture and Blood: Tracing Genealogies and Rethinking Politics. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 5(1).

2004

  • Wadiwel, D. (2004). Animal by Any Other Name? Patterson and Agamben Discuss Animal and Human Life. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 3(1).

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