Joseph Christensen  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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    Dr Joseph Christensen
    BA, PhD (W.Aust)

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Research areas

    Australian history, environmental history, maritime history

    Current projects

    Collating historic fish data to inform long-term monitoring of Shark Bay and metropolitan marine reserves (research collaboration with the Marine Science Program, Biodiversity and Conservation Science, Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions WA). 

    Appraising risk, past and present: Interrogating historical data to enhance understanding of environmental crises in the Indian Ocean World (SSHRC Partnership Grant, 2019-25)

    Hazards, Tipping Points, Adaptation and Collapse in the Indo-Pacific World, Post 1000 CE (ARC Linkage Project LP150100649)

    Pearls, People & Power: The Transformation of the Indian Ocean World, 16th-20th Centuries (ARC Discovery Project DP150103124)

    Awards and grants

    Murdoch University Professional Development Award (2012)

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    Karl Neuenfeldt, PhD candidate, ‘Perfect Pearls’: Australian Pearling Songs as Communal History and Repositories of Musical Memories (Principal Supervisor)

    David Max Findley, PhD candidate, “More stars fall and more worlds are…destroyed in November”: Rationalizing Temblores de la Tierra in Early Modern Luzon, 1645-1754 (Co-supervisor 15%).

    Ligia Giay, PhD candidate, The Dutch colonial state and the labour question in the pearling industry in the Aru Islands c.1870-1940 (Co-supervisor).

    Ghamal Mohammad (thesis title tbc; Co-supervisor)

    Brian Paul Giron (thesis title tbc; Co-supervisor)

    Greg Schofield, PhD candidate, Ethnohistory Of The Ashburton, Gascoyne & Murchison (Co-supervisor)

    Publications

    Publications are also listed here: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=6Jb8u-UAAAAJ&hl=en

    Books

    • (Edited, with Pedro Machado and Steve Mullins) Pearls, People and Power: Pearling and the Indian Ocean Worlds. Athens, Oh.: Ohio University Press – forthcoming, 2019.
    • The Game that Counts: Irvine Owen Gaze, Antarctic Adventurer and Airman. Nedlands: Vivienne Stewart in association with the Centre for Western Australian History, 2018.
    • (Edited, with Greg Bankoff) Natural Hazards and Peoples in the Indian Ocean World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
    • (Edited, with Malcolm Tull) Historical Perspectives on Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014.

    Book chapters

    • Hazards and History on the Western Australian Coast: The ‘Pearling Fleet Disaster’ of 1887. In: Rila Mukherjee, Radhika Seshan (eds.) Indian Ocean Histories: The Many Worlds of Michael Naylor Pearson (Routledge India, 2019).
    • The Pearler’s Problem: Management, Markets and the Marine Environment in the Shark Bay Pearling Industry. In: Pedro Machado, Steve Mullins and Joseph Christensen (eds.), Pearls, People and Power: Pearling and the Indian Ocean Worlds (Athens, Oh.: Ohio University Press, 2019), pp.149-82.
    • (With Roy Jones and Tod Jones) Global Ecologies and Local Moralities: Conservation and Contention on Western Australia’s Gascoyne Coast. In: Carl Griffin, Roy Jones and Iain Robertson (eds.) Moral Ecologies: Histories of Conservation, Dispossession and Resistance (New York: Palgrave, 2019), pp.59-82.
    • ‘A Patch of the Orient in Australia’: Broome on the Margin of the Indo-Pacific, 1883-1939’. In: Kenneth R. Hall, Rila Mukherjee and Suchandra Ghosh (eds.), Subversive Sovereigns Across the Seas: Indian Ocean Ports-of-Trade from Early Historic Times to Late Colonialism (Kolkata: The Asiatic Society, 2017), pp.256-76.
    • Their inescapable portion? Cyclones, disaster relief, and the political economy of Australian pearlshelling, 1865-1935. In: G. Bankoff and J. Christensen (eds.) Bordering on Danger: Natural Hazards and People in the Indian Ocean World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp.283-311.
    • (With Greg Bankoff) Bordering on Danger: An Introduction. In: G. Bankoff and J. Christensen (eds.) Bordering on Danger: Natural Hazards and People in the Indian Ocean World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp.1-30.
    • Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in Historical Perspective. In: K. Schwerdtner Máñez and B. Poulsen (eds). Perspectives on oceans past: a handbook of marine environmental history (Dordrecht: Springer, 2016), pp.133-53.
    • To the Islands: Ecological Imperialism on the North-west Australian Coast. In: J. Gillis and F. Torma (eds.) Fluid Frontiers: New Currents in Marine Environmental History. (Cambridge, UK: White Horse Press, 2015), pp.65-75.
    • (With Malcolm Tull) Introduction: Historical Perspectives on Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific. In: J. Christensen and M. Tull (eds.), Historical Perspectives on Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific (Dordrecht: Springer), pp.1-12.
    • Unsettled Seas: Towards a history of marine animal populations in the Central Indo-Pacific. In: J. Christensen and M. Tull (eds.), Historical Perspectives on Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014), 13-40.
    • (With Gary Jackson) Shark Bay Snapper: science, policy, and the decline and recovery of a marine recreational fishery. In: J. Christensen and M. Tull (eds.) Historical Perspectives on Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014), pp.251-68.
    • Enhancing intercultural awareness: the changing international student presence.  In: Jenny Gregory (ed.), Seeking Wisdom: a centenary history of The University of Western Australia, Crawley: UWA Publishing (2013), 215-228.
    • Industrial East Perth in growth and decline: the power station in its suburb. In: L. Layman (ed.), Powering Perth: a history of the East Perth Power Station. Perth: Black Swan Press (2011), 63-81.
    • (With Richard Hartley) Environmental Impacts. In: L. Layman (ed.), Powering Perth: a history of the East Perth Power Station. Perth: Black Swan Press (2011), 251-269.

    Journal articles

    • Titus Lander, Western Australian Progressive. Early Days. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, vol.14:1 (2012), 89-106.
    • Islands as arks: nature protection and the preservation ethic, 1898-1918. A. Gaynor and J. Davis (eds.), Environmental Exchanges: Studies in Western Australian History, vol.27 (2011), 13-30.
    • An early Western Australian conservationist: the romantic figure of Jose Guillermo Hay, Early Days. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, vol.12:5 (2005), 488-505.

    Reference works

    • Multiple entries in J. Gregory and J. Gothard (eds.), Historical Encyclopaedia of Western Australia.Crawley: The University of Western Australia Press (2009).

    Reports

    • (With S. Cox, M. Hughes, R. Jones, and T. Jones), Community and Socio Economic Impacts of World Heritage Designation on Shark Bay and the Ningaloo Coast. Report to the Department of Environment and Conservation and Tourism Western Australia, Curtin University, Tourism Research Cluster, 2013.
    • (With P.B. McLeod, M. Tull, and S. McElroy), Economic assessment of the impact of recent major changes to fisheries management in the WA West Coast demersal wetline fishery. FRDC Project No: 2009/081, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the University of Western Australia, 2012.

    Book Reviews

    • Stuart B. Schwartz, Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 201. In: E-International Relations, 28 May 2017, http://www.e-ir.info/2017/05/28/review-sea-of-storms/.
    • Pearling’s objects, industries and communities [Review of the Western Australian Museum exhibition ‘Lustre: Pearling and Australia’]. In: History Australia, vol.13:1, 2016, pp.172-73.
    • Alan Powell, Northern Voyagers: Australia’s Monsoon Coast in Maritime History, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2010. In: Transfers: A Journal of Mobility Studies, vol.2:3, 2012, pp.177-97.
    • S. Stefano, The Stefano Castaways [translated by A. Sala; edited by J. Melville-Jones] Mundaring: Warrigal Press, 2009. In: Studies in Western Australian History, vol.27, 2011, pp.234-36.
    • J. Robinson and M. Nash (ed.), Captain Robinson: The reminiscences of a Tasmanian Mariner. James William Robinson 1824-1906, Hobart: Blubber Head Press, 2009. In: The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2010, pp.90-91.
    • L.S. Warren (ed.), American Environmental History, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. In: Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies Vol. 10, 2004, pp.145-47.
    • P. Statham, James Stirling: Admiral and Founding Governor, Crawley: The University of Western Australia Press, 2003. In: Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies Vol. 10, 2004, pp.147-50.

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