BA (Stanford), MA, PhD (UC Berkeley)

Anthropology
1997

Dr Nancy Williams is Honorary Reader in Anthropology, University of Queensland. Dr Williams has research expertise in indigenous Australians' relationship to land and resource management, structures of authority, decision-making and mechanisms of dispute management. Current areas of research include:

  • intellectual property rights in traditional ecological knowledge
  • recognition of customary law
  • indigenous sea tenure
  • ethnotoponymy

  • Nancy M. Williams (1999) The relationship of genealogical reckoning and group formation, In Connections in Native Title. JD Finlayson, B Rigsby, and HJ Bek (eds.). Australian National University: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.
  • Nancy M. Williams (1999) The nature of 'permission', In Land Rights at Risk?. JC Altman, F Morphy, and T Rowse (eds.). Australian National University: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.
  • Nancy M. Williams (1998) Intellectual Property and Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge. Darwin: Northern Territory University: Centre for Indigenous Natural and Cultural Resource Management.