Anne Galloway

Associate Professor · Design for Social Innovation
School of Design Innovation

Teaching in 2020


A multispecies anthropologist and design ethnographer, Dr Anne Galloway brings over fifteen years of experience in empirical and creative research to teach in the Design for Social Innovation programme and lead the More-Than-Human Lab. When not at work, Anne is shepherd to a small flock of Arapawa sheep, which inspires her research into human-animal relations and design for more-than-human worlds.


PhD Sociology, Carleton University, Canada
MA Anthropology, Trent University, Canada
BA Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada

Statement of supervisory Interest

Anne is interested in supervising research projects that critically investigate—and creatively reimagine—people’s relations with nonhuman animals, plants, materials, elements, and forces of the Earth.

Current Research Platforms

Design for More-Than-Human Worlds

Human-centred design currently dominates theory and practice, but what if we deny that humans are exceptional? What if we stop speaking and listening only to ourselves? What role can design play in promoting more just relations between humans and nonhumans? How can we thrive under difficult circumstances?

Creative Ethnographic Methods

Ethnography is the study of people’s everyday lives in order to better understand how beliefs, norms, values, institutions and relations are shaped, and re-shaped, by practices across time and space. How can these experiences be represented through creative means? What role can fiction play in re-shaping reality?

Human-Livestock Relations

Humans domesticated animals for meat, milk, and fibre more than ten thousand years ago. But in the face of increasingly uncertain environmental and political conditions, what does ethical livestock farming look like? How can creative researchers usefully intervene in public debates over what—or whom—we eat?

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Galloway, A., 2020, “Flock,” in Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, C. Howe & N. Pandian (eds), Brooklyn: Punctum Books.

  • Galloway, A. & C. Caudwell, 2018, “Speculative Design as Research Method: From Answers to Questions and ‘Staying with the Trouble’,” in Undesign: Critical Practice at the Intersection of Art and Design, G. Coombs, A. McNamara & G. Sade (eds), New York: Routledge.

  • Galloway, A., 2018, “Troubling”, in Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods, C. Lury et al. (eds), London: Routledge.
  • Hjorth, L., H. Horst, A. Galloway & G. Bell (eds.), 2016, The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, New York: Routledge.
  • Galloway, A., 2016, “More-Than-Human Lab: Creative Ethnography After Human Exceptionalism”, in The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, pp. 470-477, L. Hjorth et al. (eds), New York: Routledge.
  • Burgess, J., A. Galloway & T. Sauter, 2015, “Hashtag as Hybrid Forum: The Case of #Agchatoz” in Hashtag Publics: The Power and Politics of Discursive Networks, pp. 61-76, N. Rambukkana (ed), New York: Peter Lang.
  • Galloway, A., 2015, “Belonging in Rural New Zealand.” Royal Geographical Society (RGS/IGB) Annual International Conference, 1-4 September, 2015, Exeter, UK.
  • Galloway, A., 2015, “On Interventionist Speculation,” Design Anthropological Futures Conference, 12-14 August, 2015, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK.
  • Galloway, A., 2015, “Speculative Design and Ethnographic Mobilities.” Mobile Intersections Workshop, 6-7 July, 2015, Lancaster University, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster, UK.
  • Galloway, A., 2014, “Three Uncertain Thoughts, Or, Everything I Know I Learned from Ursula Le Guin,” Design + Ethnography + Futures I: Uncertainty Symposium, 10-11 December, 2014, RMIT University, Melbourne, AU.
  • Galloway, A., 2014, “Do People Dream of Electric Sheep?” Royal Geographical Society (RGS/IBG) Annual International Conference, 26-29 August, 2014, London, UK.
  • Galloway, A., 2014, “Why Count Sheep, and Other Tricky Questions About Speculative Design Ethnography.” Mobilities and Design Workshop, 29-30 April, 2014, Lancaster University, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster, UK.
  • Galloway, A., 2014, “Anthropology + Design,” Savage Minds [website].
  • Galloway, A., 2013, “Towards A Multispecies Internet.” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, 9-12 October, 2013, San Diego, US.
  • Galloway, A., 2013, “Towards Fantastic Ethnography and Speculative Design,” Ethnography Matters [website]

Selected Creative Works

Teaching in 2020