N.A.J. Taylor lives and works on Wurundjeri land, in Australia. From there, he contributes to the Nuclear Humanities by investigating the problem of nuclear harm. His work is characterised by an Antipodean stance, which necessitates rejecting human chauvinism, and employing local means to global ends. Recent works include the edited volumes, “Re-imagining Hiroshima” (Critical Military Studies, 2015) and Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear Humanities in the post-Cold War (Routledge, 2017), with two others, “Reimagining Monte Bello, Emu, and Maralinga” (Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts) and Internal Relations: Theorising Distant Strangers, Narrating Ourselves (Routledge), in review. Two authored books, Antipodean Nuclear Feminisms (Palgrave Macmillan, c.2020) and Worlding Relations: Manhattan Project Narratives (Routledge, c.2019), are in development under advanced contract.
Taylor currently teaches Australian Environmental Philosophy at The University of Melbourne, and is a research associate in the Environmental Humanities Collaboratory at Linköping University. He has previously held appointments in Australasia, Europe, and the Americas, and will take up a professorship at the Central European University in August 2018. He sits on several advisory and editorial boards, including the Consequences of Radiation Exposure Museum, Pace University’s Centre for the Arts, Society & Ecology, and the Archive of Nuclear Harm, which he directs. He also tweets.