Natasha Fijn




  • PhD (ANU), PG Dip NHFC (Otago), MSc (hons), BSc (Canterbury)

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Natasha Fijn

Natasha completed her thesis entitled Living with Herds in Mongolia within the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the ANU in 2008. She combined a written thesis with an observational film, entitled Khangai Herds. The focus of this research was on the processes of animal domestication. During her fieldwork in 2005 she lived with two extended herding families and herds of horses, cattle (including yak), sheep and goats in the Khangai mountains of Mongolia. A monograph on this research, ‘Living with Herds: human-animal coexistence in Mongolia’ was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. She has edited a number of themed journal issues on multispecies and observational filmmaking and is currently multimedia review editor for The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. Natasha has been hosted overseas as a Visiting Fellow at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale in Paris, the University of Aarhus in Denmark, and the University of Aberdeen in the UK in relation to her research on animal domestication and human- animal relations. She has recently been part of a research team collaborating on ‘Arctic Domestication in the Era of the Anthropocene’ at the Centre for Advanced Research in Oslo.

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