Dr Ben Dibley
Ben Dibley is a research associate at the Institute for Culture and Society. His research interests have two strands. The first concerns questions of colonialism and museums; particularly in relation to the settler context and its legacy. The second, concerns questions of the human and the nonhuman in relation to the unfolding ecological crisis. These strands cross in a shared theoretical cum methodological orientation which draws on insights from postcolonial theory, governmentality theory and assemblage theory. He is currently working on the Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, ‘Museum, Field, Metropolis, Colony: Practices of Social Governance.’
2005, Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
1996, Master of Arts (First class Honours), The University of Auckland
1999: The Australian National University Ph.D Scholarship, Canberra.
1996: Roger Oppenheim Memorial Prize in Sociological Research, The University of Auckland, Auckland.
Dibley, B. 2012, ‘“The shape of things to come”: seven theses on the Anthropocene and attachment’ (opens in a new window), Australian Humanities Review, 52.
Dibley, B. 2012, ‘“Nature is Us”: the Anthropocene and species-being’ (opens in a new window), Transformations, 21 (Special Issue: Rethinking the Seasons: New Approaches to Nature).
Dibley, B. 2011, ‘Museums and a Common World: climate change, cosmopolitics, museum practice’ (opens in a new window), Museum and Society, 9:2: 154-165.
Dibley, B. and Neilson, B. 2010, ‘Climate Crisis and the Actuarial Imaginary: “The War on Global Warming”’ (opens in a new window), New Formations, 69: 144-159.
Dibley, B. 2007, ‘Antipodean Aesthetics, Public Policy and the Museum’ (opens in a new window), Cultural Studies Review, 1 3:1: 129-149.
Message, K. and Dibley, B. 2006, ‘Introduction: Cultural Politics and Antipodean Museums’ (opens in a new window), New Zealand Sociology, 21:1: 6-10.
Message, K. and Dibley, B. (eds.) 2006, ‘Cultural Politics and Antipodean Museums’ (opens in a new window), New Zealand Sociology, 21: 1 (Special Issue).
Dibley, B. 2005, ‘The Museum's Redemption: contact zones, government, and the limits of reform’ (opens in a new window), International Journal of Cultural Studies, 8:1: 5-27.