Publication and Talk (2018-2023)

Analytical reflections on provision of anthropological evidence in Native Title compensation claims (in progress):

This publication project was supported and funded by Centre for Native Title Anthropology (CNTA), Guided Research and writing Placement (2018-2019). The paper engages with the concepts of solatium and cultural loss in Native Title compensation claims. In general terms, systematic description and analysis of affective experience is one of the key principles to provide expert opinion and evidence for the loss of solace in compensation claims. Nonetheless this requires to be legally framed in direct consequential relation with  extinguishment or impairment of landed rights and interests and cultural loss. The experts who were involved in compensation claims are all agreed on methodological and analytical challenges of  associated research. In this paper, I aim to address this issue by applying a holistic approach to personal, societal and social experience. Influenced by my ongoing research interest in lived experience, I discuss that compensation research should record evidance beyond verbal expressions of affect, emotions and narration of loss.

Mahnaz Alimardanian explores liminality and the anthropology of performance, Anthroprospective (2021):

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Native Title Archives as Traditional Owner community owned and controlled repositories (2019):

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 Community Safety wrote the paper. The article appeared here, an special issue on Critical Archives, in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Johns Hopkins University Press.

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