Susan Wardell

Dr. Susan Wardell is from Dunedin, New Zealand. She is a lecturer in Social Anthropology, at the University of Otago, and a mother of two small children. Susan is the author of an academic book and a number of articles and blogs, on topics such as culture, disability, religion, mental health, suffering, and social media. She also publishes poetry and essays - winning second place in the 2018 Landfall essay competition, and first place in the 2019 Maxim Institute essay competition.

Apr 9, 2020

A review of The Overstory, a knockout novel that speaks for the trees

How should we live – and find hope – in the Anthropocene?

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Nov 14, 2019

Growing up is hard to do: Philip Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth, reviewed

Dr Susan Wardell, a His Dark Materials fan who grew up to be a social anthropologist, reviews the much-anticipated sort-of sequel, The Secret Commonwealth.

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