Anna Harris

Anna Harris is associate professor department of Society Studies; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Solastalgia, from a distance

Solastalgia, from a distance

In our most recent video call my parents’ suburb was full of smoke. Firefighters were burning off dry debris to prevent it from becoming fuel for late summer lightening fires. When I grew up in Tasmania, we would stay by our home when the fl...

A phosphorescent autumn

A phosphorescent autumn

Does it feel to you like there was something particularly poignant about autumn this year? Was the light different, almost phosphorescent? Or was it just a soothing contrast to my demanding computer screen? And the leaves, so many of them! Falling th...

Nice germs

Nice germs

Germs have been getting bad press lately. I’ve never been one to like them myself. As a habitual germaphobe, I have been able to navigate my way through FASoS buildings without touching handles for years. Yes, I am one of those weirdos who open...