Emily O'Gorman is an environmental and cultural historian with interdisciplinary research interests. Her research within the environmental humanities focuses on how people live with rivers, wetlands, and climates. She is especially interested in the changing environmental practices and knowledges of town and urban dwellers, industry members (farmers, miners), managers and scientists (meteorologists, ecologists, industry technicians, engineers), as well as the institutions that connect them. Her research examines both historical and contemporary changes in environmental understandings, their connection with specific places and the particular environmental experiences of actors. Currently a lecturer in the Department of Environment and Geography at Macquarie University, she holds a PhD from the School of History at the Australian National University and undertook a postdoctoral candidacy in the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is an associate editor of the journal Environmental Humanities.