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    Paula has an interdisciplinary background, encompassing both quantitative and qualitative approaches and methods, and is interested in how both societal change and stability are constituted. Understanding how to challenge habitual ways of thinking and acting about nonhuman animals are a central focus of her research.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Sociology, PhD, RMIT University

    5 Mar 201315 Oct 2018

    Environmental Science, MA, Monash University

    Jun 2002Feb 2005

    Geography and Environmental Science, MA, University of Edinburgh


    Geography and Environmental Science, BA, University of Edinburgh


    Other positions

    Research Officer, RMIT University

    Jul 2018Oct 2019

    Casual Research Assistant, RMIT University

    Mar 2013Jun 2018

    Researcher, RMIT University

    Nov 2009Mar 2013

    Campaign and Project Manager, ICLEI Oceania

    Nov 2005Jul 2009

    Casual Research Assistant, Monash University

    Mar 2002Oct 2005

    Jewellery designer and silversmith, Curtis Jewellers

    Apr 2001Feb 2002

    Voluntary Research Assistant (Climate Modelling), CSIRO

    Jan 2001Mar 2001


    • H Social Sciences
    • Animals
    • Critical Animal Studies
    • Social practice theories
    • Consumption
    • Cultural Studies
    • Foucault
    • Critical theory
    • Discourse analysis
    • G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
    • Human geography
    • Climate change
    • Environmental science
    • Sustainability

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    climate change Earth & Environmental Sciences
    animal Social Sciences
    food Social Sciences
    cultural economy Social Sciences
    media industry Social Sciences
    meat consumption Agriculture & Biology
    meat Agriculture & Biology
    food security Agriculture & Biology

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    Research Output 2005 2019

    40 Downloads (Pure)

    Book Review: Media and Food Industries: The New Politics of Food

    ARCARI, PAULA., 1 Jan 2019, In : Media Industries. 6, 1, p. 165-172 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    media industry
    book review
    food and luxury products industry

    Engaging households towards the Future Grid: An Engagement Strategy for the Energy Sector

    Strengers, Y., NIcholls, L., Glover, A., ARCARI, PAULA. & Martin, R., Jul 2019, Melbourne: Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne. 64 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportProject report

    Energy sector

    Engaging households towards the Future Grid: experiences, expectations and emerging trends

    NIcholls, L., ARCARI, PAULA., Glover, A., Martin, R. & Strengers, Y., 31 Jul 2019, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne. 42 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportProject report

    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Protection, Productivity and Pleasure in the Smart Home: Emerging Expectations and Gendered Insights from Australian Early Adopters

    Strengers, Y., Kennedy, J., ARCARI, PAULA., Nicholls, L. & Gregg, M., 4 May 2019, CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . 645. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding (ISBN)

    Human computer interaction
    Energy conservation

    Projects 2002 2019

    Future Grid Homes

    Strengers, Y., Nicholls, L., Glover, A., ARCARI, P. & Martin, R.


    Project: Consultancy

    Living change: Adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs

    Horne, R., Martel, A., ARCARI, P., Foster, D. & McCormack, A.


    Project: Research

    Resilient Urban Systems: a socio-technical study of community scale climate change adaptation initiatives

    Horne, R., Strengers, Y., Ryan, C., ARCARI, P., Maller, C., Biggs, C., Ahmed, I. & Setunge, S.


    Project: Research

    Sustainable Transport Project

    ARCARI, P.


    Project: Research

    Activities 2007 2019

    • 11 Oral presentation
    • 5 Membership of network
    • 1 Invited talk

    Animals and Burning issues in Australian politics - Discussion panel

    PAULA ARCARI (Speaker)
    12 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Animals & Society Institute (External organisation)

    PAULA ARCARI (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    Nonhuman ‘entanglements’ in lands and lifestyles of entitlement

    PAULA ARCARI (Speaker)
    12 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Human/nonhuman dis-entanglements for care-full more-than-human cities

    PAULA ARCARI (Speaker)
    15 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


    CHI 2019 Best Paper Award

    Yolande Strenger (Recipient), Jenny Kennedy (Recipient), PAULA ARCARI (Recipient), Larissa Nicholls (Recipient) & Melissa Greg (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Other distinction