Anne Galloway

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Associate Professor - DSI School of Design


Teaching in 2018

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, Canada)

MA, Anthropology (Trent University, Canada)

PhD, Sociology (Carleton University, Canada)


Associate Professor Anne Galloway joined Victoria University in late 2009, bringing her strong 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. In 2018-2019, she is conducting ethnographic research into human-sheep relations embodied through on-farm and in-laboratory care practices.

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.

Research Interests

  • Entanglements of humans, animals, spaces & technologies
  • Feminist technoscience & speculative ethics
  • Farm animal welfare & public controversies
  • Creative & more-than-human research methodologies
  • Public scholarship & engagement

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Galloway, A., (forthcoming), “Flock,” in Lexicon for an Anthropocene Unseen, C. Howe & D. Boyer (eds), Brooklyn: Punctum Books.
  • Galloway, A. & C. Caudwell, 2018, “Speculative Design as Research Method: From Answers to Questions,” in Undesign: Critical Practice at the Intersection of Art and Design, G. Coombs, A. McNamara & G. Sade (eds), New York: Routledge.
  • 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: BoneKnitter, Grow Your Own Sheep, Kotahitanga Farm & PermaLamb.

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

Grow Your Own Sheep is also featured in Discursive Design: Critical, Speculative and Alternative Things, forthcoming from MIT Press.


Teaching in 2018