Editorial Board

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Jodie-Lee Trembath

Jodie-Lee Trembath

Managing Editor
Jodie is one of the founders of TFS, and has been primarily responsible for public outreach and project management, as well as contributing content to the podcast and blog. Jodie is an organisational anthropologist, using her PhD research to study the changing nature of academic labour on global, neoliberal university campuses. She  She sees anthropology as a tool to think with and for exploring the human condition in all its messy, contingent glory. See all of Jodie’s TFS posts here.
Dr Julia Brown

Dr Julia Brown

Digital Editor

Julia is a founding member of TFS. She manages our website content and is co-editor of the blog, as well as contributing regularly to the podcast. Her anthropological interests mostly include social inequities and experiences of health in Western culture, the study of Science, Technology and Society (STS) and the philosophy of medicine. Her PhD dissertation is titled ‘Making Health Agency: Clozapine, Schizophrenia, and Personal Power.’  

See all of Julia’s TFS posts here.

Ian Pollock

Ian Pollock

Contributing Editor

Ian is a founding member of TFS, and is the founding executive producer of the podcast (2017-2018), as well as regular contributor to the blog. Ian came to anthropology through history, museums, and development work. Ian’s interests include textiles and garments, value and exchange, and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, where he has spent much of his adult life.

See all of Ian’s TFS posts here.

Simon Theobald

Simon Theobald

Submissions Editor

Simon is a founding member of TFS, and is submissions manager and co-editor of the blog, as well as regular contributor to the podcast. Simon’s PhD research focuses on Utopianism and its legacies in contemporary Iran. He spent 14 months conducting fieldwork among young families in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city.

See all of Simon’s TFS posts here.

Deanna Catto

Deanna Catto

Multimedia Editor

Dee is our multi-media content manager and an executive producer for the TFS podcast. Dee has a BA/BSc from the ANU, and is doing her Honours in anthropology at the ANU in 2019. She is interested in all things anthropology, particularly the shifting nature of public spaces through the way people interact within them. Dee also has a passion for science communication, an addiction to coffee, and loves exploring the world around her (and cuddling her very fluffy cat).

Matthew Phung

Matthew Phung

Podcast Executive Producer

Matthew is an executive producer of the TFS podcast and technical co-ordinator for future projects. Matthew has a BSc, majoring in biology and psychology from the ANU. He is doing his Honours in psychology at ANU in 2019. Matthew is very interested in communication of complex topics such as anthropology and some of the underlying principles of ethnography. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys partaking in combat sports and a nice chocolate milkshake.

Juliette Mundy

Juliette Mundy

Communications Editor

Juliette is a member of the social media team at TFS, primarily responsible for The Familiar Strange Facebook Page and The Familiar Strange Chats Facebook Group. She is also a public health professional working for Aboriginal community control in the Northern Territory of Australia. She has an MPH and a BA in social anthropology from The University of London and is interested in medical anthropology and human rights. Juliette enjoys ‘going out bush’ and exploring other cultures through food.

Shamim Homayun

Shamim Homayun

Communications Editor

Shamim is a PhD candidate at the ANU, and mostly writes on Afghanistan. His interests include material culture, new forms of kinship, experiences of place and space, and the ways these things are transformed through violence. He is also interested in creative approaches to ethnography, and joined TFS in 2018 to explore ways that anthropological knowledge might be communicated through video.

Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott

Communications Editor

Christopher is a digital editor for TFS, primarily responsible for Twitter and assisting with website content management. Chris is a PhD researcher at King’s College London. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Anthropology at the Australian National University. His research focuses on evolutionary and ecological perspectives in anthropology, political violence in the Islamic world and the microsociology of war crimes.