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Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

Professor James J. Fox is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. He was appointed as Professorial Fellow in 1975. He served as Director of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies from 1998 to 2006 and is currently Chair of the ANU Emeritus Faculty. He is also Chair of the Advisory Committee of ANU Press.

He was educated at Harvard (AB ’62) and Oxford (B Litt. ’65, DPhil. ’68) where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught at various American Universities: Harvard, Cornell, Duke and Chicago and at various European Universities: Leiden, Bielefeld and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He is a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia where he currently serves as International Secretary. He held the Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University in 2006-2007.


  • –present
    Emeritus Professor, Australian National University


  • 1968 
    Oxford University, DPhil, Anthropology