Jessica McLean is a Lecturer in Geography at Macquarie University, and did her PhD research with Miriwoong and Gajerrong people in the Kimberley, examining changes in resource management processes in that context. Water matters in the Ord formed the focus of that research, including whether Indigenous peoples' water values and rights are recognised in the OFA, and more broadly in that part of northern Australia.
She is currently doing research on water cultures, development geographies, digital activism, and geographies of feminism.
As of July 2014, she is the co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples' Knowledges and Rights Study Group for the Institute of Australian Geographers.
Lecturer, Macquarie University
Research Officer, University of Sydney
University of Sydney, PhD/Human Geography
University of Sydney, BSc/BA (Hons)
From #destroythejoint to far reaching digital activism: Feminist revitalisation stemming from social media and reaching beyond., The Civic Media Reader
The contingency of change in the Anthropocene: More-than-real renegotiation of power relations and climate change activism in Australia, Environment and Planning A: Society and Space
Learning from Feminism in Digital Spaces: digital spaces: Online methodologies and participatory mapping, Australian Geographer
Towards Closure? Coexistence, remoteness and righteousness in Indigenous policy in Australia, Australian Geographer
Digging up Unearthed down-under: a hybrid geography of a musical space that essentialises gender and place, Gender, Place and Culture
Still Colonising Waters: A postcolonial geography of the spaces between Indigenous and settler's interests. , The Geographical Journal, DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12025
Destroying the Joint and Dying of Shame? A geography of revitalised feminism in social media and beyond, Geographical Research
From Dispossession to Compensation: a political ecology of the Ord Final Agreement as a partial success story for Indigenous traditional owners, Australian Geographer