Research Professor, Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University

I am a research professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne and an emeritus professor at the Australian National University in Canberra located at the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) in the College of Asia and the Pacific. My academic background is in economics and anthropology and I was the Foundation Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the ANU from 1990 to 2010 and a research professor there 2010 to 2014. My research currently focuses on four broad areas: Alternative development for difference: the Indigenous hybrid and domestic moral economies; the links between poverty alleviation and natural and cultural resource management on Indigenous lands; the Northern Territory Emergency Response Intervention and its aftermath; and Indigenous policy formulation and reform especially in the areas of social and economic development. My theoretical interests are in political economy and political ecology and alternatives to embedded neoliberalism.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Emeritus professor, Regulatory Institutions Network, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
  • 2010–2014
    Research professor, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the ANU
  • 1990–2010
    Foundation Director and Professor, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the ANU

Education

  • 1982 
    The Australian National University, Canberra, PhD in Anthropology
  • 1976 
    University of Auckland, New Zealand, MA (Hons) in Economics

Publications

  • 2014
    Jon Altman: Tracking Indigenous Policy 2011-2014, Journal of Indigenous Policy
  • 2013
    Jon Altman: Arguing the Intervention, Journal of Indigenous Policy
  • 2012
    People on Country, Vital Landscapes, Indigenus Futures, (co-edited with S Kerins) The Federation Press, Sydney
  • 2010
    Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia, (co-edited with M Hinkson) UNSW Press, Sydney.
  • 2009
    Power, Culture, Economy: Indigenous Australians and Mining, (co-edited with D Martin) ANU E Press, Canberra.
  • 2007
    Coercive Reconciliation: Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia, (co-edited with M Hinkson) Arena Publications, Melbourne.

Professional Memberships

  • member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
  • honorary fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand

Honours

Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 2003, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand since 2012