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Dinesh Wadiwel Visiting Fellow

Dr Dinesh Wadiwel is an Associate Professor in human rights and socio-legal studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Sydney. He has a background in social and political theory, and is an expert in human animal studies, and disability rights. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Dinesh had a career within social justice civil society organisations focused on anti-poverty and disability rights.

Dinesh is author of The War against Animals (Brill, 2015), Animals and Capital (Edinburgh UP, 2023) and co-editor, with Matthew Chrulew, of Foucault and Animals (Brill, 2016). Dinesh has recently co-authored, with Linda Steele and Claire Spivakovsky, two reports for the Australian Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Complaint Mechanisms: Reporting Pathways for Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (2022) and Restrictive Practices: A Pathway to Elimination (2023).