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Marianne Riphagen

Areas of expertise:

Anthropology of Art
Economic Anthropology
Art History

Research interests:

* the anthropology of art, specifically questions relating to value production, the functioning of institutional art worlds, and the ways in which artists navigate art worlds.

* contemporary Indigenous Australian art, specifically art created by urban-based Indigenous artists in the mediums of photography and video.

* the concept of cosmopolitanism, specifically the cosmopolitanism of Indigenous peoples.

* Aboriginal cultural heritage, specifically the ways in which Indigenous peoples use their tangible and intangible heritage to benefit their economic autonomy.


  • –present
    Visiting fellow, Australian National University
  • –present
    Lecturer, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2012–2015
    Research fellow, Australian National University