SHÉ MACKENZIE HAWKE, PhD, Research Associate

Institute for Philosophical Studies

Mediterranean Institute for Environmental Studies

Tel.: +386 5 663 77 00

E-mail: she.m.hawke@zrs‐kp.si

Research areas:

  • Philosophy
  • Environmental Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Gender & Cultural Studies; Ancient Greek Philosophy & Theology; Social Justice, Peace & Minority Discourses; Poetry

Biography:

Dr Shé Mackenzie Hawke has a PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies from The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry from the University of Sydney (USYD), Australia, 2008.

Her doctoral thesis was titled Aqua-Mater: Towards a Genealogy of the Impossible and was conferred in, Sydney, Australia on November 7, 2008.

 

 

Dr Hawke also holds:

  • BA with Honours (First Class) in History and English, Faculty of Arts from Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia, 2004;
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the University of Sydney, Australia 2013;
  • Graduate Diploma in Theology, from St Marks Theological College, Charles Sturt University (CSU), Canberra, Australia, 2018.

Dr Hawke is a Research Associate/Assistant Professor at the Science Research Centre, Koper, Slovenia, and Head of the Mediterranean Institute for Environmental Studies (MIOS). She is also a member of the Institute for Philosophical Studies (IFS). Here she is a co-investigator with Professor Škof in the project: Surviving the Anthropocene through Inventing New Ecological Justice and Biosocial Philosophical Literacy (ARRS J7-1824). 
She is also an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she taught from 2005-2013. Her main research outputs are in the area of Environmental Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies. Shé Mackenzie Hawke has published several scientific articles.

  • During 2019 she lectured in Theology at St Mark’s Theological College, Charles Sturt University, Canberra, Australia.
  • From 2013-2015 she lectured at the Australian National University, Canberra Australia, in Gender Studies and Sociology in the College of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • From 2005-2013 she co-ordinated units of study in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies in the School of Philosophical Inquiry at the
    University of Sydney, Australia where she began liaising with Indigenous Aboriginal Australian Elders to develop the methodology of water literacy through respectful cross-cultural engagement.
  • From 1990-2008 she was an independent consultant (Affinity Consultants) working in the areas of Social Justice, Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, and Trauma Debriefing.

Aside from purely academic work Dr Hawke has fulfilled other roles in universities and community-based enterprises such as advocacy for students with disabilities, and with those who experience themselves as different. From 2012-2013 she was a Learning and Teaching supporter for Indigenous Australian Students (ITAS) at the University of Sydney, Australia. Dr Hawke is also an Australian poet and her book on elemental poetics called Flight Mode (Co-authored with Professor Jen Webb University of Canberra) is forthcoming from Recent Work Press, 2020. 
Dr Hawke was also a Professional Associate in the College of Adjuncts – Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra, Australia, from 2016 until February 2019.

Dr Hawke has been an Invited Speaker and Keynote Presenter at universities and conferences across the globe, including:

  • “Biosocial Confluence: Mapping Futures Down a Complex Adaptive Stream” to National Institute of Biology (NIB), Piran, Slovenia, (October 2018)
  • “A Toxic Love Affair: Polluted Leisure in Blue Spaces” Ex Libris Gallery (Curated by Clifton Evers and James Davoll) School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle Upon Tyne University, United Kingdom, (September 2018)
  • “The Play of Water from Mythic Metis to the Contemporary Beach: The Poetics of Aquamorphia”, Ludics Seminar Series, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University, USA, (November 2016)
  • “Transboundary Cross-cultural Sacred Ecologies of Water” Bley Stein Professorial Fellow, Arava Institute of Environmental Science, Israel, (November 2016)
  • “The Quest for God (or something like it): Jung, Yoda and the Hero Archetype” at the Canberra Jung Society, Australia, (July 2016)
  • ”The Social Worlds of the River, as an Agent in its own Becoming: The Cotter/Murrumbidgee River Corridor” Research School of Social Sciences, Seminar Series, Australian National University, Australia, (October, 2014)
  • “Reading Water Futures: Resilience Thinking, Biosociality and Complex Adaptive Systems Theory” Research School of Social Sciences, Seminar Series, The Australian National University, Australia, (February, 2014)
  • “Reading Water Futures and Values” on the panel: “Water and People’s: The Importance of Community Participation in Sustainability
    Governance”, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU ENVS1001, Australian National University, Australia, (May 2014)
  • Launch of Aquamorphia: Falling for Water (IP 2014) by Professor Vrasidas Karalis & Helen Nickas at the Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia & New Zealand 12th Biennial Conference: Un-Framing Hellenism: Greek Culture After the Crisis, The University of Sydney, Australia (December 2014)
  • “Cross-Cultural and Elemental Literacy and Rhetoric: The Widjabul/Rous Alliance” Bloom Where You Are Planted, Sacra Coeur International Conference, Sancta Sophia College, The University of Sydney, Australia, (July 2012).
  • “The Transfiguration of Metis” Inspired Voices Seminar Series, Philosophy Department, The University of Sydney, Australia, (May 2011)

Research activity:

Grants Awarded:

  • Co-investigator, ARRS Grant, ZRS Koper, Slovenia for Surviving the Anthropocene through Inventing New Ecological Justice and Biosocial Philosophical Literacy (2019- 2022);
  • “Transboundary Cross-cultural Sacred Ecologies of Water” Bley Stein Professorial Fellowship, Arava Institute of Environmental Science, Israel, (November 2016);
  • Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) with stipend (2004-2007), Australia; 
  • Inaugural Alumni Scholarship Grant from Southern Cross University (2004-2005), Australia; 
  • The University of Sydney Post Graduate Research Scheme (PRSS) in 2006, Australia.

Prizes Awarded and Shortlisted:

  • Foundation for Australian Literary Studies – Colin Roderick Award 2009, Australia;
  • Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize, 2004, Australia;
  • Co-awarded International Year of Peace Award for Mobile Peace Education, 1986, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Editorships and Review Committees:

  • 2019 Springer Journals (Sophia International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions, peer reviewer);
  • 2015 Bloomsbury Academic Publishers, monograph reviewer Short Title Book Series;
  • 2012-2016 Altitude Journal: An e journal for emerging humanities work;
  • 2009-2012 Modern Greek Studies: A Journal for Greek Letters, Australia and New Zealand The University of Sydney;
  • 2009-2011 Kurungabaa: A Journal of Literature, History of Ideas from the Sea.

Contribution to research community:

  • Member of the European Rights of Nature Hub (europeanhub@therightofnature.org)
  • Co-convenor of the Symposium Surviving the Anthropocene: Through Elemental Literacy and Inter-disciplinary Partnerships, ICELAND May 2021, co-funded by the Science and Research centre (ZRS) Koper, Slovenia;
  • Visiting Professor of Humanities at Alma Mater Europea, Institute of Philosophy (AMEU-ISH) from November 2019 to November 2020;
  • Initiated an International collaboration with Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Israel on Transboundary Water Management and Policy, which is ongoing (2012-2019);
  • Convened Transboundary Water networking meeting in the Byron Bay Hinterland/Widjabul Country NSW, with Shira Kronich (Arava Institute, Israel), and Anthony Acret representing Rous Water and the Widjabul people, 2016 Australia;
  • Higher Degree Research Supervision (USYD & ANU 2012-2018) and mentor at Sydney College of Divinity, NSW, Australia, 2019-Present;
  • Established the George Lewin Alumni Scholarship for Honours students inaugurated on 27 July 2004, securing 4x$5,000 scholarships for Honours students suffering financial or social hardship. (Southern Cross University) NSW, Australia, Value-to-date: $240,000;
  • Collaboration with Rous Water (Lismore), and the Widjabul people of the Northern Rivers on water management and cultural values, NSW, Australia, and with Bradley Moggridge from the Aboriginal Water Initiative 2014-2017, NSW, Australia;
  • Co-convenor of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference – A Scholarly Affair, hosted by Southern Cross University (SCU), Lismore, 7-9 December 2010, NSW, Australia;
  • Co-convenor of the Australian Greek Studies Conference hosted by the Department of Modern Greek Studies, The University of Sydney 14-16 December 2006, Australia.
  • J7-1824: Co-investigator, ARRS Grant, ZRS Koper, Slovenia for Surviving the Anthropocene through Inventing New Ecological Justice and Biosocial Philosophical Literacy (2019- 2022)
  • Co-convenor of the Symposium Surviving the Anthropocene: Through Elemental Literacy and Inter-disciplinary Partnerships, ICELAND May 2021, co-funded by the Science and Research centre (ZRS) Koper, Slovenia J7-1824
  • Higher Degree Research Supervision (University of Sydney & Australian National University 2012-2018), and mentor at Sydney College of Divinity, NSW, Australia, 2019
  • Shé is a member of the European Rights of Nature Hub (europeanhub@therightofnature.org)
  • A visiting Professor of Humanities at Alma Mater Europea, Institute of Philosophy (AMEU-ISH) from November 2019 to November 2020