Research Fellow, Deakin University

Jason Gibson is an anthropologist and historian with years of experience in cultural heritage, repatriation and museums. He was awarded the Monash University Historical Studies PhD Prize (2017) and the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria Alpha Prize (2017). He is the author of 'Ceremony Men: Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collection' (State University of New York Press, 2020).


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2012–2016
    Curator, Melbourne Museum
  • 2009–2012
    Research Coordinator, Australian National University


  • 2017 
    Monash University, PhD


  • 2018
    Ethnographic Sound Collections and Australian Aboriginal Heritage: Kaytetye Song Traditions Remembered, International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • 2018
    ‘You’re My Kwertengerl’: Transforming Models of Care for Central Australian Aboriginal Museum Collections, Museum Management and Curatorship
  • 2015
    Central Australian Songs: a history and reinterpretation of their distribution through the earliest recordings, Oceania

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Returning to Birrundudu
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Berndt Research Foundation
  • 2016
    Hewitt and Fison's Anthropology (LP160100192)
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Council of Museum Anthropology

Research Areas

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Information And Knowledge Systems (080601)
  • History And Archaeology (21)
  • Anthropology (1601)
  • Heritage And Cultural Conservation (210202)


Member of the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies