Position: CNTA Scholar
School and/or Centres: Centre for Native Title Anthropology
CNTA Guided Writing and Research Placement: 2018 (April-May)
Topic: Ancestry disputes and alternative models of group description.
The CNTA placement gave me an invaluable opportunity to pursue my research and to test my thinking with the support and critical engagement of senior practitioners in this area. It enabled time away from the demands of native title work to consider the bigger picture and to reflect more analytically on current issues confronting native title practice. The placement facilitated access to the considerable intellectual and research resources available not only within the CNTA and the ANU, but also to the CNTA’s wider network of native title expertise.