Anne Galloway

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Acting Associate Dean Research & Innovation School of Design

Research interests

Human-animal relations; animal welfare; livestock agriculture; farming cultures and practices; multispecies design; design ethnography; science, technology and society.


BA, Anthropology (University of Alberta, CA) 1996
MA, Anthropology (Trent University, CA) 1999
PhD, Sociology (Carleton University, CA) 2008


Dr Anne Galloway joined Victoria University 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. & C. Caudwell, forthcoming, “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 “Flock,” inAnthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, C. Howe & N. Pandian (eds), Brooklyn: Punctum Books.
  • 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]

Creative Work

  • Galloway, A. and D Clode, 2017, BoneKnitter II
  • Adapted from BoneKnitter (part of Counting Sheep), this object- and photography-based project was invited to, and exhibited in, the 2017 Vienna Biennale.

  • Galloway, A. et al., 2013, Counting Sheep
  • This online exhibition consisted of four object, image, and text-based speculative designs: BoneKnitterGrow Your Own SheepKotahitanga FarmPermaLamb.

    The project was awarded Editor’s Choice in the 2013/2014 Postscapes Internet of Things Awards, and was featured in Blueprint and Modern Farmer magazines, as well as technology website Gizmodo.