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Dr. Jamie Lorimer

Associate Professor in Human Geography, Hertford College
Jamie Lorimer

Jamie Lorimer is an environmental geographer based in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Jamie’s research explores the histories, politics and cultures of wildlife conservation. Past projects have ranged across scales and organisms – from elephants to hookworms. Most recently he has been working on the social dimensions of the microbiome, tracing the rise of the microbial human and developing methods for engaging publics with next generation sequencing ( In 2018, he is supported by a British Academy Fellowship writing a book about a probiotic turn in the governance of life in the Anthropocene. This project will draw together past work in rewilding inside and beyond the human body. Jamie also helps lead an interdisciplinary project on the futures of animal sourced foods. This project is funded by the Wellcome Trust. Jamie is the author of Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature (Minnesota, 2015).