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The Australian National University

Julie Lahn, Research Fellow

PhD (Anthropology) James Cook University of North Queensland

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


Researching

Julie joined CAEPR in 2006 and is researching Indigenous cultures of work and aspiration in urban contexts and development initiatives in remote Torres Strait.


Teaching

Julie Co-Convenes (with Dr Janet Hunt) ANTH8045 Australian Indigenous Development and ANTH8046 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Development


Research Interests and History

Julie is an anthropologist whose research interests include morality and sociality within Indigenous economic contexts. Her published work has engaged numerous themes including: morality, relatedness, resource use, religion, repatriation, native title and land rights and museum collecting.

She has worked with Torres Strait Islanders since 1994, where she conducted her doctoral research (entitled, Past Visions, Present Lives: Sociality and locality in a Torres Strait community).

She was an anthropological consultant from 1999-2005 preparing numerous reports documenting the native title interests of Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people in south west Cape York.

Previous research has included the role of social research (including social indicators) within marine park management (for James Cook University and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority) and gambling practices in the ACT (for ANU's Regulatory Institutions Network).


Key Publications

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.

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.

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.

2006 Women's gift-fish and sociality in the Torres Strait, Australia. Oceania 76(3):297-309.


Career Highlights

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


Other Websites

http://anu.academia.edu/JulieLahn

https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/lahn-j


 

CAEPR publications & research outputs

Working Papers

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

External publications

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