Editorial Board

Alexander D’Aloia

Alexander D’Aloia

Managing Editor
Alex is our Managing Editor. Alex is a fourth year PhD student at the ANU, working in both economic anthropology and anthropology of the state. His project examines the implementation of Popular Solidarity Economy as public policy in Ecuador. He is particularly interested in how our status as both citizens and economic actors are intertwined and what this means for our understanding of the state. See all of Alex’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, majoring in both cultural anthropology and science communication. 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 passion for new and exciting ways to make knowledge accessible for public audiences, 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 currently doing a Master of Science Communication at the ANU. 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.

Kylie Wong Dolan

Kylie Wong Dolan

Contributing Editor

Kylie is a regular contributor to the blog and podcast. Kylie is a second year PhD candidate in anthropology at the ANU. Her project will explore the ways that research is performed with Aboriginal people in Australia today. She is interested in how particular kinds of knowledges are formed and shared in research, and the often unspoken conditions that shape them. She came to anthropology after working in research and youth work in the Northern Territory.

See all of Kylie’s TFS posts here.

Emma Quilty

Emma Quilty

Contributing Editor

Emma is a witchy anthropologist whose work focuses on trust in the growing industry of automated technologies. Her current research focuses on the emergence of automated mobilities and technologies related to reaching net zero emissions. Emma is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University working in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab. She is also a research fellow with the Centre for Automated Decision Making and Society.

Clair Zhang

Clair Zhang

Contributing Editor and Copy Editor

Clair (she/they) is a final-year Master of Anthropology candidate at the Australian National University. She/they became enthralled with anthropology after having worked in the development industry. Her/their academic interests include medical anthropology, multispecies ethnography, and ethnomusicology. Her/their current research project is concerned with Empty Nose Symptom, an emergent iatrogenic condition pervaded by medical, social, and political uncertainty, where the sufferers struggle to survive in the crevices of multifarious structural forces arrayed against them. Previously an avid hiker, runner, and adventurer, Clair is navigating a new lifestyle terraformed by a novel biosocial identity due to long-Covid, and now enjoys collecting plushies.

Sean Heath

Sean Heath

Contributing Editor

Sean Heath is a contributing editor for the TFS Podcast and Blog. As a Social Anthropologist, he specializes in the body, movement, the senses, and human-water interactions. He completed his PhD at the University of Brighton, with a focus on the sensory aspects of immersion in water, the sociality of competitive swimming in the UK, and how these affect youths’ wellbeing. His current research examines the emplaced entanglements between the material, social, and emotional experiences of outdoor swimming in “natural” environments. Other projects of his include the Transforming Sport Podcast and international Sport for Development work with Football 4 Peace International. Surprising no one, he is an avid outdoor swimmer!

Lachlan Summers

Lachlan Summers

The inventor of Pepsi Max

Lachlan is about to file his dissertation in cultural anthropology at UC Santa Cruz, which explores the social, political and health fallout of Mexico City’s repeating earthquakes. Working with damnificados, civil responders, and victim advocacy networks, he researches both the politics of the post-earthquake present and the ongoing twists in the relationship between Mexican time and Mexican history. He is a founding member of UC Santa Cruz’s Landscape Lab and York University’s Emergent Futures CoLab. He lives in Mexico City with his partner, who works in human rights, and his cat, who is an idiot.