Anne Galloway

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Associate Professor School of Design Innovation


Teaching in 2020

Research interests

Multispecies ethnography, human–animal relations, livestock agriculture, animal welfare, climate change, public controversies, feminist theory, creative research methods


BA, Anthropology (University of Alberta, Canada) 1996
MA, Anthropology (Trent University, Canada) 1999
PhD, Sociology (Carleton University, Canada) 2008
PhD, Creative Writing (IIML, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) in progress

Statement of supervisory Interest

Anne is interested in supervising object, image and narrative-based research projects that challenge contemporary design practice by re-imagining our relations with nonhuman animals, plants, materials, elements, and forces of the Earth.


Dr Anne Galloway joined Victoria University of Wellington in late 2009, bringing her background in cultural studies and science, technology and society studies, to the study of design and the practice of design research.

Anne teaches undergraduate courses in Design Ethnography and Speculative Design, and leads the More-Than-Human Lab. She encourages prospective PhD students to get in touch about opportunities in the research areas listed above.

When not at work, Anne is shepherd to small flocks of Arapawa sheep and rare-breed ducks, which inspire her research into farm animal welfare and public controversies.

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Galloway, A., 2019, “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