Paul Allatson


Paul Allatson is a cultural studies scholar who has published widely in the areas of Latinx and transamerican culture, postcolonial studies, sexuality, media, and literary and performance studies. One of his current collaborative research projects, with Dr Andrea Connor, is on human cultural responses to the Australian white ibis.  


Bin chicken wonder 

GR OnlineWhile often playful and ironic, the bin chicken phenomenon has a more serious side. Like an ‘animal familiar’, the humble ibis is helping us navigate changing times, including the question of who belongs and who does not in modern Australia. A vast array of bin chicken merch celebrates a decidedly kitsch Aussie aesthetic that champions a working-class or bogan sensibility.

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