Elise Bohan

elise bohan
2021-present Senior Research Scholar, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford
2018-20 Research Associate, Edith Cowan University, Perth
2016-17 Academic Tutor, Big History, Macquarie University, Sydney
2015-18 PhD in Evolutionary Macrohistory, Macquarie University, Sydney


2022 Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century, NewSouth/UNSW Press


Book chapters

Forthcoming 2022 ''AI and the Technological Singularity". In The De Gruyter Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Identity and Technology Studies, edited by Anthony Elliott. Berlin: De Gruyter.
2021 ''How Big History Could Change the World for the Better''. In Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History and Cosmic Perspectives, edited by Ian Crawford. Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland (previously published in the Journal of Big History). 
2020 ''Threshold 9: Big History as a Roadmap for the Future''. In The Twenty-first Century Singularity and Global Futures: A Big History Perspective, edited by Andrey Korotayev and David Le Poire. Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland.
2016 ''Introduction: What is Big History?'' in Big History, edited by Dorling Kindersley. London: Dorling Kinderlsey.


Journal articles

2021 ''Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Much Ado About Nothing?''. DELIBERATIO: Studies in Contemporary Philosophical Challenges.
2019 ''How Big History Could Change the World for the Better''. Journal of Big History 3, no. 3: 37-45.
2019 ''On Becoming Posthuman—Big History and the Future''. Griffith Review 64: The New Disruptors.


2018 A History of Transhumanism. Submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Modern History, Macquarie University. Supervisors: Professor David Christian and Professor Neil Levy.
2014 The Modern Origin Story as a Literary Genre. Submitted for the award of Masters of Research, Department of English, Macquarie University. Supervisor: Dr Paul Sheehan.


Evolutionary Macrohistory (Big History)
Artificial Intelligence 
Future Studies