Danielle Celermajer

Danielle Celermajer

Danielle Celermajer is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney and Deputy Director of the of the Sydney Environment Institute. Integral to her academic work is the intentional multispecies community in which she lives. Her books include Sins of the Nation and the Ritual of Apology (Cambridge University Press) and The Prevention of Torture: An ecological approach (Cambridge University Press) The Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury), The Subject of Human Rights (Stanford), and, most recently, Summertime; Reflections on a vanishing future (Penguin Random House, 2021).

Danielle Celermajer reviews 'Thoreau’s Religion: Walden Woods, social justice, and the politics of asceticism' by Alda Balthrop-Lewis

September 2021, no. 435 23 August 2021
Danielle Celermajer reviews 'Thoreau’s Religion: Walden Woods, social justice, and the politics of asceticism' by Alda Balthrop-Lewis
Towards the end of Thoreau’s Religion, Alda Balthrop-Lewis, an academic at Australian Catholic University, evokes an experience each of us has likely had in some form. The sight of a rainbow or the sound of a bird amazes you so much that you simply have to share it. Delight inspires you to share with others, so that it may alter them as well as your relationship bringing you, collectively, into ... (read more)

Danielle Celermajer reviews 'Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, leader, statesman' by Itamar Rabinovich

September 2017, no. 394 24 August 2017
Danielle Celermajer reviews 'Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, leader, statesman' by Itamar Rabinovich
On the final page of his biography of Yitzhak Rabin (1922–95), Itamar Rabinovich tells us that he contemplated an alternative subtitle for his book, ‘The image of his native landscape’. Because this particular life was so closely tied to a political project, it is similarly tempting to read Rabin’s biography as a story of the State of Israel, and to respond in kind: first according to your ... (read more)