M.A. , PhD (University of New Mexico)


As an anthropologist I have researched and written about indigenous-settler relations in Australia and comparatively, especially with North America. I have a long-term research relationship, on social structure, public oratory, warfare, gender, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. As a linguist I have done research on a number of undocumented languages and been involved in language maintenance and community involvement in revitalization.

Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, 2015-16

1. 2018. Dynamics of Difference in Australia: Indigenous Past and Present in a Settler Country. University of Pennsylvania Press. https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15780.htmlm

2. 2022. Australia’s First Nations. American Anthropologist 124(1):175-86.

3. 2022. Post-Colonial Politics of Elimination? A View from Australia and the United States. In press, HAU Journal of Ethnographic Theory. (to appear latter 2022)

4. 2020. Ghost Twitter in Indigenous Australia: Sentience, Agency and Ontological Difference. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 10(1):209-35.

5.2021. Jawoyn-English Dictionary and Finder List. With Pascale Jacq. Jawoyn Aboriginal Corporation.