Dr Dinesh Wadiwel

Senior Lecturer
School Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator

A22 - Old Teachers' College
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4811

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Biographical details

Dinesh is a senior lecturer in human rights and socio-legal studies, with a background in social and political theory. He has had over 15 years experience working within civil society organisations, including in anti-poverty and disability rights roles.

Research interests

Dinesh’s research interests include theories of violence, critical animal studies and disability rights.

Teaching and supervision

  • HRTD6901: Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms (Semester 1 and 2)
  • SCLG2605: Social Justice, Law and Society (Semester 1)
  • SCLG2022 : Society and Animals (Semester 2)

Current projects

Dinesh’s current book project explores the relationship between animals and capitalism. This builds on his monograph, The War against Animals (Leiden / Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 2015). Dinesh is also involved in a project exploring the application of the United Nations Convention against Torture to the treatment of people with disability.

Associations

  • Convenor Human Animal Research Network (HARN), University of Sydney
  • Co-convenor (with Professor Gerard Goggin) Disability Rights Research Network, University of Sydney Social Justice Network
  • Member, Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) Disability Advisory Committee.
  • Member, Diversity and Disability Alliance Board

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. (2015). The War Against Animals. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D., Hayter, C. (2010). Communicating Difference: Understanding Communications Consumers from Non English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB). Sydney: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.

Edited Books

  • Wadiwel, D., Chrulew, M. (2016). Foucault and Animals. Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Boyd, M., Chrulew, M., Degeling, C., Mrva-Montoya, A., Probyn-Rapsey, F., Savvides, N., Wadiwel, D. (2015). Animals in the Anthropocene: Critical perspectives on non-human futures. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Wadiwel, D. (2017). Animal Friendship as a Way of Life: Sexuality, Petting and Interspecies Companionship. In Matthew Chrulew, Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals, (pp. 286-316). Leiden: Brill.
  • Chrulew, M., Wadiwel, D. (2017). Editors' Introduction: Foucault and Animals. In Matthew Chrulew, Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals, (pp. 2-15). Leiden: Brill.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2017). La guerra contra los animales. Dominacion, ley y soberania [Spanish translation of 'The War Against Animals. Domination, Law and Sovereignty']. In Maria Marta Andreatta; Silvina Pezzetta; Eduardo Rincon Higuera (Eds.), Critica y animalidad: cuando el otro aulla, (pp. 141-158). Editorial Latinoamericana Especializada en Estudios Criticos Animales.
  • Dalziell, J., Wadiwel, D. (2017). Live Exports, Animal Advocacy, Race and 'Animal Nationalism'. In Annie Potts (Eds.), Meat Culture, (pp. 73-89). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). Counter-Conduct and Truce. In Paola Cavalieri (Eds.), Philosophy and the Politics of Animal Liberation, (pp. 187-237). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Boyd, M., Chrulew, M., Degeling, C., Mrva-Montoya, A., Probyn-Rapsey, F., Savvides, N., Wadiwel, D. (2015). Introduction. In M. Boyd, M. Chrulew, C. Degeling, A. Mrva-Montoya, F. Probyn-Rapsey, N. Savvides (Eds.), Animals in the Anthropocene: Critical perspectives on non-human futures, (pp. vii-xxiv). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. (2006). 'A Particularly Governmental Form of Warfare': Palm Island and Australian Sovereignty. In Richard Nile (Eds.), Our Patch: Enacting Australian Sovereignty Post-2001. Perth: API Network.

Journals

  • Wadiwel, D. (2017). Der Krieg gegen die Tiere. Herrschaft, Recht und Souveraenitaet. [German translation of 'The War Against Animals. Domination, Law and Sovereignty']. Tierstudien, 12, 111-131. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2017). Disability and torture: exception, epistemology and 'black sites'. Continuum, 31(3), 388-399. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). "Like One Who is Bringing his Own Hide to Market": Marx, Irigaray, Derrida and Animal Commodification. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 21(2), 65-82. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D., Taylor, C. (2016). A Conversation on the Feral. Feral Feminisms, 6(Fall), 82-94.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F., Donaldson, S., Ioannides, G., Lea, T., Marsh, K., Neimanis, A., Potts, A., Taylor, N., Twine, R., Wadiwel, D., et al (2016). A Sustainable Campus: The Sydney Declaration on Interspecies Sustainability. Animal Studies Journal, 5(1), 110-151. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). Do Fish Resist? Cultural Studies Review, 22(1), 196-242. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). Fish and pain: The politics of doubt. Animal Sentience, 1(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). I pesci resistono? (translation of 'Do Fish Resist?'). Liberazioni, 26(1).
  • Goggin, G., Wadiwel, D. (2014). Australian disability reform and political participation. Australian Review of Public Affairs, September, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2014). Cruel Indignities: Animality and Torture. Borderlands e-Journal, 13(1), 1-9.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2014). The Will for Self-Preservation: Locke and Derrida on Dominion, Property and Animals. SubStance, 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, 52(4), 749-758. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2010). A Human Right to Stupidity. Borderlands e-Journal, 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, 5(1).
  • Wadiwel, D. (2004). Animal by Any Other Name? Patterson and Agamben Discuss Animal and Human Life. Borderlands e-Journal, 3(1).
  • Wadiwel, D. (2003). The Sovereign Whip: Flogging, Biopolitics and the Frictional Community. Journal of Australian Studies, 76, 117-125.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2002). Cows and Sovereignty: Biopolitics and Bare Life. Borderlands e-Journal, 1(2). [More Information]

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.

2017

  • Wadiwel, D. (2017). Animal Friendship as a Way of Life: Sexuality, Petting and Interspecies Companionship. In Matthew Chrulew, Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals, (pp. 286-316). Leiden: Brill.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2017). Der Krieg gegen die Tiere. Herrschaft, Recht und Souveraenitaet. [German translation of 'The War Against Animals. Domination, Law and Sovereignty']. Tierstudien, 12, 111-131. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2017). Disability and torture: exception, epistemology and 'black sites'. Continuum, 31(3), 388-399. [More Information]
  • Chrulew, M., Wadiwel, D. (2017). Editors' Introduction: Foucault and Animals. In Matthew Chrulew, Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals, (pp. 2-15). Leiden: Brill.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2017). La guerra contra los animales. Dominacion, ley y soberania [Spanish translation of 'The War Against Animals. Domination, Law and Sovereignty']. In Maria Marta Andreatta; Silvina Pezzetta; Eduardo Rincon Higuera (Eds.), Critica y animalidad: cuando el otro aulla, (pp. 141-158). Editorial Latinoamericana Especializada en Estudios Criticos Animales.
  • Dalziell, J., Wadiwel, D. (2017). Live Exports, Animal Advocacy, Race and 'Animal Nationalism'. In Annie Potts (Eds.), Meat Culture, (pp. 73-89). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]

2016

  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). "Like One Who is Bringing his Own Hide to Market": Marx, Irigaray, Derrida and Animal Commodification. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 21(2), 65-82. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D., Taylor, C. (2016). A Conversation on the Feral. Feral Feminisms, 6(Fall), 82-94.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F., Donaldson, S., Ioannides, G., Lea, T., Marsh, K., Neimanis, A., Potts, A., Taylor, N., Twine, R., Wadiwel, D., et al (2016). A Sustainable Campus: The Sydney Declaration on Interspecies Sustainability. Animal Studies Journal, 5(1), 110-151. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). Counter-Conduct and Truce. In Paola Cavalieri (Eds.), Philosophy and the Politics of Animal Liberation, (pp. 187-237). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). Do Fish Resist? Cultural Studies Review, 22(1), 196-242. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). Fish and pain: The politics of doubt. Animal Sentience, 1(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D., Chrulew, M. (2016). Foucault and Animals. Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2016). I pesci resistono? (translation of 'Do Fish Resist?'). Liberazioni, 26(1).

2015

  • Boyd, M., Chrulew, M., Degeling, C., Mrva-Montoya, A., Probyn-Rapsey, F., Savvides, N., Wadiwel, D. (2015). Animals in the Anthropocene: Critical perspectives on non-human futures. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Boyd, M., Chrulew, M., Degeling, C., Mrva-Montoya, A., Probyn-Rapsey, F., Savvides, N., Wadiwel, D. (2015). Introduction. In M. Boyd, M. Chrulew, C. Degeling, A. Mrva-Montoya, F. Probyn-Rapsey, N. Savvides (Eds.), Animals in the Anthropocene: Critical perspectives on non-human futures, (pp. vii-xxiv). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2015). The War Against Animals. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill. [More Information]

2014

  • Goggin, G., Wadiwel, D. (2014). Australian disability reform and political participation. Australian Review of Public Affairs, September, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2014). Cruel Indignities: Animality and Torture. Borderlands e-Journal, 13(1), 1-9.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2014). The Will for Self-Preservation: Locke and Derrida on Dominion, Property and Animals. SubStance, 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. [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). 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. [More Information]
  • Wadiwel, D. (2013). Zoopolis: Challenging our Conceptualisation of Political Sovereignty Through Animal Sovereignties. Dialogue, 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, 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). 'A Particularly Governmental Form of Warfare': Palm Island and Australian Sovereignty. In Richard Nile (Eds.), Our Patch: Enacting Australian Sovereignty Post-2001. Perth: API Network.
  • Wadiwel, D. (2006). Sovereignty, Torture and Blood: Tracing Genealogies and Rethinking Politics. Borderlands e-Journal, 5(1).

2004

  • Wadiwel, D. (2004). Animal by Any Other Name? Patterson and Agamben Discuss Animal and Human Life. Borderlands e-Journal, 3(1).

2003

  • Wadiwel, D. (2003). The Sovereign Whip: Flogging, Biopolitics and the Frictional Community. Journal of Australian Studies, 76, 117-125.

2002

  • Wadiwel, D. (2002). Cows and Sovereignty: Biopolitics and Bare Life. Borderlands e-Journal, 1(2). [More Information]

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