Associate Professor, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney

Tess Lea is an anthropologist who studies bureaucracies and other organizational settings who otherwise worries about making social policy more effective. Her work spans human-other relations, settler colonialism, organisational ethnography, policy imaginaries, and the social worlds of regional and remote Australia. In addition to helping the Karrabing Indigenous Collective with their neo-realist fictional film making, she also leads the Housing for Health Research Incubator in partnership with the NGO Healthabitat, on a program of applied research aimed at improving public housing and health for Indigenous and other structurally disadvantaged groups.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Sydney, PhD