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Research associate, University of Tasmania

Dr Rebecca Hingley is a Research Associate at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies School of Governance, University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia). Her PhD thesis investigated the geopolitics of heritage management in Antarctica. She has also completed a Master of International Affairs at the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Rebecca has interned for the Australian Antarctic Division and the International Polar Heritage Committee, and is an active member of the Hobart polar community having volunteered for the Mawson’s Huts Foundation and helped organise the Australian Antarctic Festival.


  • 2021–present
    Research associate, University of Tasmania
  • 2021–present
    Research fellow, Kobe University
  • 2019–2020
    Intern, Australian Antarctic Division


  • 2021 
    University of Tasmania, PhD in Antarctic Geopolitics and Heritage
  • 2016 
    The Australian National University, Master of International Affairs


  • 2021
    Diverging Antarctic heritage discourses: The geopolitical ramifications of non-state actor engagement with the “state-sanctioned” version of Antarctic heritage, The Geographical Journal (online)
  • 2021
    Antarctic Historic Sites and Monuments: Conceptualising heritage on the frozen continent.”, Notions of Heritage. Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec
  • 2017
    'Climate Refugees': An Oceanic Perspective., Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies 4(1), 158-165.

Professional Memberships

  • SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group
  • Association of Critical Heritage Studies
  • International Polar Heritage Committee
  • Women in Polar Science
  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists