Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance

Dr Sonya DuusResearch Fellow



Sonya completed her PhD at the Australian National University in December 2014.  Her PhD focussed on trying to understand current fossil fuel dilemmas from a broad and historical perspective. She became interested in coal issues after living and working in outback Queensland for several years where a number of massive coal mines are proposed as part of the 'opening up' of the Galilee Basin. Sonya has previously worked as a research assistant on a number of different projects related to social dimensions of environmental challenges.

  • Hendriks, C., Duus, S., and Ercan, S. (2016). ‘Performing politics on social media: The dramaturgy of an environmental controversy on Facebook’, Environmental Politics, 25(6): 1102-1125.

  • Duus, S. (2014). 'Unearthing the sun: making sense of the proposed coal developments in the Galilee Basin' (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • Duus, S. (2013). ‘Coal Contestations: learning from a long, broad view’, in Rural Society, 22(2), pp. 96-110.
  • Duus, S. (2012). ‘Why the Galilee Basin is worth worrying about’, in The Conversation, 28.11.12
  • Scarff, F. and Duus, S. (2005). ‘Forests of Southwestern Australia: Winds of Change’ in Durst P.B., Brown, C., Tacio, H.D. and Ishikawa, M. (eds.) In Search of Excellence: Exemplary Forest Management in Asia and the Pacific, FAO, pp. 227-236.

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