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Rebecca Willow-Anne Hutton

Senior Research Assistant, Centre for Social Impact, Deakin University

Rebecca 'Willow' Anne Hutton is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Deakin University, and Senior Research Assistant at the multidisciplinary Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology. She completed an undergraduate majoring in Criminology, an has since contributed as an RA to projects spanning migration studies, social policy, social movements and the environmental humanities. Her PhD project looks at mutual aid in the COVID-19 pandemic, using an economic anthropology lens to ask what the recent outpouring of autonomous solidarity networks (in the vein of 'everyday anarchism') can tell us about the nature of crisis, labour, reciprocity, and economic relations outside the market economy.


  • 2018–present
    Senior Research Assistant, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, BA (Hons) Criminology
  • 2016 
    Queensland University of Technology, BPsych/BJus (CriticalCrim)


  • 2022
    A Systematic Review of Meta-Evaluations: Lessons for Evaluation and Impact Analysis, American Journal of Evaluation
  • 2020
    Towards a Re-imagination of the New African Diaspora in Australia: Superdiversity, Interconnectedness and Cultural Brokerage, African Diaspora