Select Projects and collaborations (2018-2020)
Provision of advice, research services and community related assistance to:
- Indigenous communities in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales;
- Social Justice Unit, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers;
- First Nations Legal and Research Services;
- The Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission;
- Howling Eagle Productions (social impact documentary);
- Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne (virtual design project).
Select Publications (2018-2020)
Analytical reflections on provision of anthropological evidence in Native Title compensation claims:
This project is supported and funded by Centre for Native Title Anthropology, Guided Research and writing Placement (2018-2019). The project engages with the concepts of solatium and cultural loss in Native Title compensation claims. While systematic description and analysis of affective experience is the key principle to provide expert opinion and evidence for the loss of solace in compensation claims in general, the matter requires legally to be framed in direct consequential relation with the extinguishment or impairment of landed rights and interests and cultural loss in the Native Title case. The experts who have been involved in compensation claims so far are all agreed on the methodological and analytical challenges of the relevant research. In this paper, I aim to address this issue by applying a holistic approach to the matter of personal and social experiences.
Native Title Archives as Traditional Owner community owned and controlled repositories:
This jointly authored article engages with the Indigenous data sovereignty and return of Native Title research materials to the Traditional Owner communities. A group of two historians and two anthropologists who have variously worked with the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations, First Nations Legal and Research Services and the Native Title Unit, Department of Justice and Regulation are participated in the project. The paper appears in the special issue on Critical Archives, in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Johns Hopkins University Press.