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The Australian National University

Julie Lahn, Research Fellow

PhD (Anthropology) BA Hons (Anthropology & Archaeology) James Cook University of North Queensland

Research Interests

Julie is an anthropologist currently researching Indigenous cultures of work and achievement in professional contexts and development initiatives in remote Torres Strait.

Her research interests include morality and sociality within Indigenous economic contexts. Julie's published work concerning Indigenous people has responded to several themes including: Morality, Economics and Sociality, Achievement, Class and Social Mobility, Urban Indigeneity, Anthropology of Social Policy, also Gambling, Repatriation, Native Title and Land Rights, and Museum Collecting.


Julie Co-Convenes (with Dr Janet Hunt) INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development and INDG8002 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Development (Advanced)

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Key publications

Co-Editor (with Dr Boyd Hunter), the Australian Journal of Social Issues (2013-2015)

Lahn J (2014) Non-Indigenous Visions. Arena 132:10-11.

Lahn J (2012) Aboriginal Professionals: work, class and culture. In, Howard-Wagner, D., Habibis, D., and T. Petray (eds), Theorising Indigenous Sociology: developing Australian and international approaches, pp.1-11.

Lahn J (2012) Poverty, Work and Social Networks: the role of social capital for Aboriginal People in Urban Australian Locales. Urban Policy and Research 30:1-16.

Lahn J (2007) Native Title and the Torres Strait: encompassment and recognition in the Central Islands. In, Smith, B. and F. Morphy (eds), The Social Effects of Native Title: recognition, translation, coexistence, pp.135-149. Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research and ANU E Press, Australian National University.

Authoring six anthropological reports for the Torres Strait Regional Authority in support of a series of successful claims of Native Title by Torres Strait Islanders (1999-2004)

CAEPR publications & research outputs

Working Papers

Working Paper
Working Paper No 83/2012
John Taylor
Matthew Gray
Boyd Hunter
Mandy Yap
Julie Lahn
Working Paper
Working Paper No 89/2013
Julie Lahn
Working Paper
Working Paper No 110/2016
Nicholas Biddle
Julie Lahn

External publications

Research publications outside the CAEPR publications series, including books, book chapters, journal articles and reports.