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Yindyamarra Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University

Jack Jacobs is Yindyamarra Research Fellow at Charles Sturt University. He works closely with Stan Grant to inspire and provoke critical discussion around issues of democracy, justice, equity, tolerance, and belonging.

Jack is the co-host of the Yindyamarra podcast with Stan Grant and the host of Beaconsfield podcast, on which he speaks with leading thinkers about reform. He has appeared as a guest on ABC Radio National’s, The Philosopher’s Zone, and contributes to The Conversation and other mediums.

Jack is an advocate for gender equality. In 2021, he worked on the Australian Human Rights Commission’s landmark review of Federal Parliament’s workplace culture. He has previously worked on culture reviews aimed at preventing and responding to sexual misconduct in university residential colleges.

Jack has a first-class honours degree in philosophy from the University of Sydney. His honours research focused on how the approach to reform of the 18th century political thinker and politician Edmund Burke could help us think about reform in our own time. As an undergraduate, Jack was awarded the Wentworth Medal — the University of Sydney's most prestigious literary award — for an essay on the unintended consequences of social media for democracy.


  • 2020 
    University of Sydney , Bachelor of Arts (Hons), First Class Honours