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Professor of Folklore, Curtin University

Graham is Professor of Folklore and teaches on-campus and off-campus students through the Australian Studies program. He is director of the Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute, director of the Australian Folklore Research Unit and convenor of the Australia at War and Peace Research Group. For an updated profile go to

His research activities are extensive and involve working with industry, government, community and academic partners throughout Western Australia, Australia and internationally. He is frequent commentator in Australian and international media and has consulted for the National Library of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. He has written many books and articles published in Australia and internationally.

Graham is a member of the International Australian Studies Association, The Australian Folklore Association, the Folklore Society and the English Folk Dance and Song Society. He is the founder and convenor of the Australian Folklore Network and is an editorial board member of Australian Folklore, Folklife: Journal of Ethnological Studies and the Journal of Australian Naval History. He is general editor of the 'Studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific' research monograph series (Black Swan Press).


  • 1985–present
    Professor, Curtin University