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Christiaan De Beukelaer

Senior Lecturer in Culture & Climate, The University of Melbourne

Christiaan De Beukelaer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. He is affiliated with the Melbourne Climate Futures initiative.


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • 2015–2019
    Lecturer, University of Melbourne


  • 2015 
    University of Leeds, PhD Cultural Policy and International Development
  • 2011 
    University of Leuven, MSc Cultures and Development Studies
  • 2010 
    University of Leuven, MA Cultural Studies
  • 2009 
    University of Amsterdam, BA Musicology


  • 2023
    Trade Winds: A Voyage to a Sustainable Future for Shipping, Manchester University Press
  • 2019
    Global Cultural Economy, Routledge
  • 2018
    Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development, Routledge
  • 2018
    Développer les Industries Culturelles: Leçons du Palimpseste de la Pratique, Peter Lang
  • 2015
    Globalization, Culture, and Development The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2015
    Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice, European Cultural Foundation

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Shipping in the Oceanic Commons: Regulation and Prefiguration
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ClimateWorks Foundation
  • 2018
    UNESCO and the Making of Global Cultural Policy
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2017
    Stretching the Celluloid Ceiling: Women’s Creative Agency in the Emergent Pacific Film Industry
    Partner Investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Royal Society of New Zealand
  • 2012
    Investigating Cultural Sustainability
    Vice-Chair of Working Group 2 (Policy)
    Funding Source:
    European Science Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Geographical Society
  • International Council of Museums

Research Areas

  • Cultural Studies (2002)
  • Anthropology (1601)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Ecology (0602)


Cultural Policy Research Award (2012)