Carol Freeman is a writer and Adjunct Researcher at the University of Tasmania, where she was awarded a University Medal in 2000. Her work focuses on representations of extinct and threatened species, ethics in human-animal relations and visualisations of animals in popular culture and wildlife documentaries.
In 2005, Australian Zoologist published her groundbreaking article "Is This Picture Worth a Thousand Words?" that revealed a well-known photograph of the extinct Tasmanian 'tiger' was a hoax.
She is author of the book Paper Tiger: How Pictures Shaped the Thylacine and co-editor of a collection of essays Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations.
Carol has published in journals such as Society and Animals, reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia, and has an essay in the collection Leonardo's Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals. She compiled and edited the quarterly Australian Animal Studies Group News Bulletin from 2008 to 2014.