BA(Hons) (Adelaide), PhD (Geography)(UBC)
Human geography

Kay Anderson is Professorial Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture & Society, University of Western Sydney. She is a leading scholar in the fields of cultural geography and race historiography. Her book Race and the Crisis of Humanism (Routledge, 2007) won the Gleebooks award for Critical Writing in 2008. She is author of the award-winning Vancouver's Chinatown: Racial Discourse in Canada 1875-1980 and coeditor of the Handbook of Cultural Geography (Anderson et al., 2003). Professor Anderson was Chair of Cultural Geography at Durham University (UK) until 2003, and in 2004 was elected Academician, Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences for the UK. In 2007, she became an Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and in 2009 a Fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers. In 2007, she received the Distinguished Scholar Award for Contributions to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity from The Association of American Geographers. She is currently revisiting the paradigm of her 'Vancouver's Chinatown' (1991) in an ARC Linkage project (with the City of Sydney, and Profs Ien Ang and Donald McNeill) on Sydney's Chinatown in the Asian Century.

  • Anderson, K. and Braun, B. (eds) (2008) Essays on Environment (Human Geography Series). London: Ashgate.
  • Anderson, K. and Perrin, C. (2008) How race became everything: Australia and polygenism, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31(5): 962-990.
  • Anderson, K. (2008) Race in post-universalist perspective, Cultural Geographies, 15(2): 213-229.
  • Anderson, K. and Perrin, C. (2007) 'The miserablest people in the world' : race, humanism and the Australian Aborigine, The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 18(1): 19-39.
  • Anderson, K. (2007) Race and the Crisis of Humanism. London: Routledge.
  • Anderson, K. (2013) 2012. ‘Rethinking the Human in Memory of Fay Gale, AO’ Geographical Research 50, 1, 3-14
  • Anderson, K. 2014, 'Mind over Matter? On Decentring the Human in Human Geography' Cultural Geographies 21 (1) 3-18.