Dr. Sarah Wright

Dr. Sarah Wright, Professor and Future Fellow, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr. Sarah Wright is a Professor and Future Fellow in geography and development studies. She works in critical development studies, particularly on geographies of food, and Indigenous and post-colonial geographies. Her Future Fellowship aims to attend to Weather Cultures including their expression through songs, songlines and stories, to understand the way weather actively and affectively co-constitutes people and place.

Associate Professor Wright’s research is focused on the areas of Indigenous geographies, science studies and critical development studies. Her work is underpinned by a commitment to social and environmental justice.

She has a strong commitment to collaborative work and praxis and works closely with community groups, NGOs and social movements in Australia, the Philippines and Kenya. She has worked in the Philippines for 20 years with organisations of small-scale organic farmers and Indigenous people.