Articles by: Baden Offord

Author Biography:

Baden Offord holds the Dr Haruhisa Handa Chair of Human Rights; is a Research Professor in Cultural Studies and Human Rights and Director of the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University. An internationally recognized specialist in human rights, sexuality, culture and education, he works across Australian, Cultural and Asian Studies. His work includes the co-authored book Inside Australian Culture: Legacies of Enlightenment Values (Anthem, London: 2015); Becoming Human: Lived Experience, Suicide and the Complexities of Being (2019) and “Beyond our Nuclear Engagement: love, nuclear pain and the whole damn thing.” Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 22 (3): 17-25. (2017).

Towards Inanition: Diminishing the Humanities, Communications and Arts at Our Peril

Reason, rationality, calculation and measurement need to be transformed by empathy, compassion, imagination, dialogue, creativity and importantly the questioning of authority and power.