CAS Researchers: Sorted By Discipline

Literary and Cultural Studies, Performance, and Art

Literary and Cultural Studies, Performance, and Art

Linguistics

Linguistics

(Cultural) Anthropology

(Cultural) Anthropology

Indigenous Law and Jurisprudence

Indigenous Law and Jurisprudence

Translation Studies

Translation Studies

Biology, Ecology, Geography

Biology, Ecology, Geography

History

History

Social Sciences, Community Work, Health Studies

Social Sciences, Community Work, Health Studies

Indigenous Astronomy

Indigenous Astronomy

Education

Education

Cultural Heritage Studies

Cultural Heritage Studies

All CAS Researchers (Alphabetical Order)

Jan Alber

Jan Alber is Professor of English Literature and Cognition at the University of Aachen.

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Keyvan Allahyari

Keyvan is a PhD Candidate at the Australian Centre in the University of Melbourne.

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Katrin Althans

Dr. Katrin Althans holds an M.A. in English literature and language, German literature and language, and Communication Studies from the University of Münster, Germany, as well as a German law degree.

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Rachel Dikul Baker

Rachel Dikul Baker is a Yolŋu woman from Galiwin’ku. She is a registered and very experienced Interpreter and she is also founder of Australian Woven Connections.

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Roman Bartosch

Roman Bartosch is Associate Professor of Teaching Anglophone Literatures and Cultures and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Teaching in the Humanities at the University of Cologne, Germany.

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Amelie Bernzen

Amelie Bernzen is Professor of Economic Geography and director of the Institute for Spatial Analysis and Planning in Areas of Intensive Agriculture (ISPA) at the University of Vechta. 

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Dawn Bessarab

Dawn Bessarab is Professor/Director for the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.

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Hanne Birk

Dr. Hanne Birk studied English and German Literatures and Cultures as well as Philosophy in Freiburg, Germany and at Brock University, Ontario, Canada.

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Eva Bischoff

PD Dr. Eva Bischoff teaches International History at Trier University since 2011. Her current research looks at British settler colonialism in nineteenth-century Australia and New Zealand. She recently concluded a book project, which reconstructs the ambiguous role Quakers played in the process of settler colonialism in nineteenth-century Australia.

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Christine Black

Dr C.F. Black is a consultant in the field of Space Law with a unique perspective, influenced by her expertise in Indigenous jurisprudence. Over the years, she has developed a strong rapport with Indigenous communities and tribes in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Pacific nations.

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Boris Braun

Boris Braun is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cologne and member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Association for Australian Studies.

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Burcu Cevik-Compiegne

Burcu Cevik-Compiegne is a lecturer in Turkish Studies at the Australian National University, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies. 

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Emma Christopher

Emma Christopher is a Scientia Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales and is also affiliated with the Bonn Center for Slavery and Dependency Studies at the University of Bonn.

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Sebastian Fastenrath

Sebastian Fastenrath is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne.

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Norbert Finzsch

Norbert Finzsch, Professor Emeritus of History, studied History and German Literature at Cologne and Bordeaux.

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Anke Frank

Dr Anke Frank has a strong interest in arid zone and rangeland ecology, impacts of introduced species and predator-prey interactions which she mainly investigated in Australia. She joined the CAS in 2016 when working as a postdoc at the University of Cologne, but has been residing back in Australia since the end of 2019.

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Arianna Grasso

Arianna Grasso is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. Her research interests include Australian Populism, Refugee and Digital Media Studies from a critical discursive and ethnographic perspective.

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Oliver Haag

Dr. Oliver Haag is Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Transcultural Studies, Vienna, and Visiting Professorial Fellow at Queen Mary’s College, University of Madras.

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Duane Hamacher

Duane Hamacher is Associate Professor of Cultural Astronomy in the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Indigenous Studies from Macquarie University in Sydney, with a degree in physics from the University Missouri and a Masters in astrophysics from UNSW. He is currently a CAPAS Fellow (2022-2023) at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies at Universität Heidelberg.

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Henriette von Holleuffer

Henriette von Holleuffer is a historian. She holds a PhD and M.A. from the University of Hamburg.

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Julia Hoydis

Julia Hoydis is currently Visiting Professor of English Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen on a fellowship sponsored by the FONTE Foundation. From October 2020, she will be Professor of English Literature and Culture at the University of Graz, Austria (fixed-term contract).

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Bentley James

Dr. Bentley James, MA Linguistics, PhD Anthropology Australian National University has lived in remote N.T Indigenous communities since 1989. He is currently tutoring Yolngu Studies at Charles Darwin University.

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Glenn James

Glenn James is the Principal for his consulting firm, based in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. He has been awarded a combined Political Science and Philosophy degree from the Australian National University and a Masters Degree in Anthropology, also from the ANU in Canberra.

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Felicity Jensz

Felicity Jensz is a colonial historian, who is particularly interested in cultural contact zones in the nineteenth century as well as the afterlives of colonies.

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Christine Ji

Dr. Ji works on the development of advanced analytical instruments for translation studies, with a focus on developing research instruments for effective environmental and health translation and communication.

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Piers Kelly

Piers Kelly is a linguistic anthropologist at the University of New England, Armidale. 

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Dorothee Klein

Dorothee Klein is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of English Literatures and Cultures at the University of Stuttgart.

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Gareth Knapman

Dr Gareth Knapman is a Research Fellow on the ARC Discovery Project ‘Profit and Loss, The commercial trade in Indigenous human remains’ at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at the Australian National University.

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Konstanze Kutzbach

Konstanze Kutzbach holds a PhD in English Philology. She is currently working as a Lecturer of English didactics and coordinator of the MA of Education Study Programme for the English Department/University of Cologne.

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Judith Lovell

Dr. Judith Lovell is a creative and social scientist. By nature, this focus requires intra-disciplinary approaches to the issues and challenges facing us in the ecologies that we depend upon, and those in which we find ourselves.

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Anne Lowell

Associate Professor Anne Lowell is a Principal Research Fellow with the Northern Institute, College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts at Charles Darwin University, Australia.

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Robert Mailhammer

Robert Mailhammer (PhD 2007, Munich) is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Western Sydney University.

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Doug Marmion

Originally from Perth in WA (Western Australia), in the 1980s Doug moved to the Northern Territory to teach at the remote Indigenous community school of Walungurru (Kintore), in the Gibson Desert west of Alice Springs.

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Lucas Mattila

Lucas is a research assistant and lecturer of English Literature and Anglophone Studies at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf.

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James McElvenny

James McElvenny is a linguist and intellectual historian whose research focuses on the history of modern linguistics.

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Liz McNiven

Liz belongs to the Paroo River peoples, the Budjiti, and lives on her traditional country. She sits on the Budjiti Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) board of directors, a registered native title body corporate, holding and managing native title lands and waters, on behalf of Budjiti peoples, within the Paroo River watershed country of southwest Queensland, Australia.

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Martin Müller

Dr. Martin Müller teaches classes in history, history of ideas, and philosophy in Odense, Denmark. He has simultaneously worked as a research consultant for Australian National University, National Centre for Indigenous Studies.

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Birgit Neumann

Birgit Neumann is Professor of English Literature/ Anglophone Studies at the University of Duesseldorf and member of several international research networks; she had guest professorships at the Universities of Cornell/Ithaca and Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

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Silvan Niedermeier

PD Dr. Silvan Niedermeier is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer of History at the University of Erfurt and a Principal Investigator of the DFG-Research Unit “Voluntariness” (Universities Erfurt, Jena, and Oldenburg).

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Knut Olawsky

Knut J. Olawsky has been Senior Linguist and Manager at the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre (MDWg) in Kununurra, Western Australia since 2005.

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Maïa Ponsonnet

Maïa Ponsonnet is an anthropological linguist currently based at CNRS in Lyon.

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Michael Pickering

Michael Pickering is an Independent researcher with a focus on First Nations Heritage.  He is an Honorary Associate Professor with the Department of Heritage and Museum Studies at the Australian National University. Between 2001 and 2022, Dr Pickering was the Director and Senior Advisor in the National Museum of Australia’s Repatriation Program. He is also special advisor for repatriation matters to the Centre for Australian Studies.

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John Rafferty

John Rafferty holds a EdD in Education and is an Associate Head of School in the School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences (SAEVS)/Faculty of Science and Health Charles Sturt University, Australia.

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Geoffrey Rodoreda

Geoff Rodoreda is a lecturer in the English Department/University of Stuttgart, Germany. He studied Social and Political Theory, Media Theory and Journalism in the city he grew up in, Sydney, Australia.

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Katherine Russo

Katherine Russo is an Italo-Australian scholar who has lived her entire life in between Italy and Australia. She received her PhD at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) with a thesis that investigated the use of Aboriginal English varieties in Indigenous Australian Literature, but also Indigenous/Non-Indigenous editorial and artistic collaborations.

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Birgit Scheps-Bretschneider

Dr. Birgit Scheps-Bretschneider is Head of the Department of Scientific Collection Development, Documentation and Provenance Research at the Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlungen Sachsen (SES). As an ethnologist and historian, she has been working at the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig since 1986, with particular focus on the regions of Australia and Oceania.

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Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp

Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp is Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Bonn, Germany.

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Jakelin Troy

Jakelin Troy is a professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she is also Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research.

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Carsten Wergin

PD Dr Carsten Wergin is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Senior Fellow at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany.

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Pia Wiegmink

Pia Wiegmink is Professor of Dependency and Slavery Studies at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies.

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Brandon Wiltshire

Brandon is a PhD candidate in the College of Indigenous Futures, Education, and the Arts at Charles Darwin University in Australia. Prior to commencing his PhD studies, he worked at Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre in Kununurra, Western Australia, alongside the Miriwoong people who are revitalising their language.

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Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann (DPhil Oxford; PhD Cambridge, titular) is Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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