About Dr Dinesh Wadiwel
Research interests include: sovereignty and the nature of rights, violence, race, disability rights and critical animal studies
Dinesh is a lecturer in human rights and socio-legal studies. He has previously taught in Sociology and Politics at the University of Western Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of Notre Dame Australia. Dinesh is convenor of The University of Sydney Human Animal Research Network (HARN).
Dinesh is author of the monograph The War Against Animals (Brill, 2015). He is also co-editor (with Matthew Chrulew) of the forthcoming volume Foucault and Animals (Brill 2016). Dinesh is currently working on a new monograph which explores the relationship between animals and capitalism. Dinesh is also working on several projects related to the application of international torture obligations to the treatment of people with disability.
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 organization representing people from Non English Speaking Backgrounds with disability. Dinesh continues to collaborate with a number of multicultural organisations working towards rights for migrants and refugees with disability.