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Professor of Anthropology, University of Sydney

Linda Connor was born and raised in Sydney and has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Sydney. She has worked in several countries and continents as researcher and academic, pursuing interests in shamanism, healing, development, religion and ritual, ethnographic film and environmental change. These interests have converged in recent years in the study of anthropogenic climate change, culture and place, with research undertaken and supervised in Hunter Valley NSW, Indonesia, and Nepal.

Relevant publications

Journal articles

2010 Connor, L. “Anthropogenic Climate Change and Cultural Crisis: An Anthropological Perspective.” Australian Journal of Political Economy, no. 66, pp. 247-267.

2010 Higginbotham, N., Freeman, S., Connor, L. and Albrecht, G. “Environmental Injustice and air pollution in coal affected communities, Hunter Valley, Australia”. Health and Place 16, pp. 259-266.

2009 Connor, L., Higginbotham, N. and Freeman, S. “Not Just a Coalmine: Shifting Grounds of Community Opposition to Coalmining in Southeastern Australia”. Ethnos,74(4), pp. 490-513.

2008 Connor, L., Higginbotham, N., Freeman, S. and Albrecht, G. “Watercourses and Discourses: Coal Mining in the Hunter Valley, NSW.” Oceania 78(1), pp. 76-90.

Conference Proceedings

2010 Connor, L. “Climate Change and the Challenge of Immortality: Faith, denial and intimations of eternity.” Online proceedings of the symposium Anthropology and the Ends of Worlds, edited by Sebastian Job and Linda Connor. Sydney: University of Sydney 25-26 March 2010.


  • –present
    Chair, Dept of Anthropology, University of Sydney