Elspeth Probyn

Elspeth Probyn

Elspeth Probyn FAHA, FASSA is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney.

Her books include Sexing the Self (Routledge, 1993), Outside Belongings (Routledge, 1996), Carnal Appetites (Routledge, 2000), Blush: Faces of Shame (University of Minnesota Press, 2005), and Eating the Ocean (Duke University Press, 2016).

She is the co-­editor of a new collection, Sustaining Seas: Oceanic Space and the Politics of Care (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).


Trash fish, sand, sea snails

EssayWHY ARE SOME resources sexy and others not? The monumental equipment that accompanies certain forms of major resource extraction helps in the sexiness stakes. In Pilbara mines, trucks weighing nearly 400 tonnes stand more than seven-­metres tall, dwarfing the...

Chewing the fat

EssayI HAVE BEEN fascinated by fat ever since I was a pre-teen anorexic. My fascination may have preceded the onset of anorexia, although I don't remember being particularly worried about getting fat. My father, apparently, was a rare male...

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