Rae, Jen

Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Jen Rae is artist-researcher engaged in the discursive field of contemporary environmental art and a scholar in arts-based environmental communication. Her creative practice and research interests include humour and visual literacy, transdisciplinary collaborative methodologies, and ecological futures thinking.  Her PhD Art & the Anthropocene was completed at RMIT University in 2015. She currently lectures at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships at the University of Melbourne, and is working on a number of research projects connected with climate and sustainability, food, and comedy.


  • Articles
    Stand-up is a global phenomenon. It is Australia’s most significant form of advocatorial theatre and a major platform for challenging stigma and prejudice. In the twenty-first century, Australian stand-up is transforming into a more culturally diverse form and extending the spectrum of material addressing human rights. Since the 1980s Australian stand-up routines have moved beyond...Read more