CCAT’s research fellow Dr. Matthew Chrulew received extraordinary recognition for his research at Curtin’s recent Humanities Research Event.
Dr. Chrulew won the $1,500 Humanities Research & Graduate Studies Journal Article of the Year Award, for his article ‘The Philosophical Ethology of Dominique Lestel’ published in the prestigious journal Agelakai. (19:3, 2014, pp. 17-44).
Dr. Chrulew was also the inaugural winner of The Niall Lucy Award, honouring the life of CCAT’s late founding director Prof. Niall Lucy. Dr. Chrulew won the $5, 000 award for his excellence of scholarship across an impressive body of work on Philosophical Ethology, which included a substantial range of original articles, translations into English of the work of leading thinkers, interviews with these scholars, and all published in high-visibility, top-ranking international journals, over the past year.Read more
As the chair of the award’s judging panel, D/Prof. John Hartley noted
“It isn’t often that an emerging scholar and theorist of Matthew Chrulew’s calibre and potential turns up. This is someone who promises to be a world leader in his field. He is a driving force behind a new interdisciplinary enterprise: one that applies the tools of cultural and critical theory to the science of animal behaviour, with the aim of intervening in debates about the environment, extinction, climate change, and the ethics of the human/animal relationship.
It is an enormously impressive body of work, with clear thematic coherence and deep engagement with important philosophical questions. It is ambitious, too, leading the development of a new field of inquiry of increasing global importance”.
The Humanities Research and Graduate Studies Research Event also gave CCAT the opportunity to showcase its research to the rest of the Faculty. Dr. Chrulew also represented CCAT by taking part in the ‘3M research presentations’ on the day (modelled on the popular 3 minute thesis presentations), discussing the ‘Woolly Mammoth’.
Dr. Chrulew is the Program Leader of CCAT’s research program Posthumanism & Technology. A big congratulations to Matthew on such outstanding recognition!
Top Image: Acting DVC Research Brett Kirk presents Dr. Matthew Chrulew with The Niall Lucy Award.
Left Image (L-R): CCAT Director A/Prof. Lucy Montgomery, Acting DVC Research Prof. Brett Kirk, Dean Humanities R&GS Prof. Tim Dolin, Samantha Lucy-Stevenson (Niall Lucy’s wife), Niall Lucy Award winner Dr. Matthew Chrulew, Acting PVC Humanities A/Prof. Steve Mickler, D/Prof. John Hartley.
Below Images: (1) Dr. Matt Chrulew receives his Journal Article of the Year Award from Prof. Brett Kirk. (2) CCAT’s display at the research event. (3) CCAT Director Lucy Montgomery discusses our research with guest (4) Matthew Chrulew presenting his 3M research presentation.