Carol Freeman


Carol Freeman is a writer and Adjunct Researcher at the University of Tasmania, where she was awarded a University Medal in 2000.

Her work focuses on representations of extinct and threatened species, ethics in human-animal relations and visualisations of animals in literature and film.

She is author of the book Paper Tiger (2010, 2014) and co-editor of Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations (2011).  She has published in journals such as Australian Zoologist, Society and Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies and reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia.

Carol’s essays are included in Leonardo’s Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals (2009), Animal Death (2013) and Lives Beyond Us (2015). She compiled and edited the quarterly Australian Animal Studies News Bulletin from 2008 to 2014 and writes reviews for Historical Records of Australian Science.

She is currently a regular contributor to print and online magazine Forty South Tasmania, writing articles for a general audience that celebrate the environment and history of her island State.

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August 15, 2023|

I’ve been writing about trees again and remembering the garden where every photo of my family was taken. In this one I’m leaning on my favourite tree – a white, weeping broom in full bloom. I was probably about 6 or 7 years old . . . .


June 17, 2023|

This is a photo of Siobhan O’Sullivan and I. We became friends and colleagues soon after the Animals and Society Study Group (now the Australasian Animal Studies Association) was formed in 2005. Siobhan passed away today and this is my personal tribute . . . .

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