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John Boulton

Senior Regional Paediatrician, Kimberley Health.

Honorary Professor. Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine. University of Sydney

Growing up our way or your way. Reconciling tradition with Kartiya way for children in remote Aboriginal communities.


Belinda Burbidge

PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Sydney University

Traditional Owners and Custodians: rights and relationships to land in central west New South Wales.


Kate Conigrave

Professor at the Drug Health Service, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital;  and Addiction Medicine and School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Aboriginal Australians tackling alcohol: why both culture and epidemiology matter


Surya Dhungel

Kathmandu, Nepal

Dilemma of Culture and Rights in Post-conflict Societies


Luis Angosto Ferrandez

Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies/Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney

Towards a Culture of Materialism in Human Rights:

Arguments For Socialising Environments and Their Relation to Human Diversities


Erin Fitz-Henry

Anthropology, University of Melbourne

How Far, and Where, Do ‘Rights’ Get Us?


Sascha Fuller

PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney

Behind the Seeds: USAID, Monsanto, Farmers’ Rights and Seed Sovereignty Contestations in Nepal.


Victoria Grieves

ARC Indigenous Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Jim Crow in the Modern Australian State: Lynching, Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and Other Race Hate Crimes Against Aboriginal people Within Settler Colonial Society


Sarah Holcombe

ARC Future Fellow, ANU

Negotiating conflicting pathways within the state


Michael Humphrey

Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney

Where Does Human Rights Consciousness Come From? Counterinsurgency, Traumatisation and Political Subjectivity in Argentina


Jayson S. Lamchek

PhD Candidate, Research School for Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University

Third World approaches to Culture and Human Rights: The Use and Non-use of Human Rights Vocabulary in Indigenous Peoples’ and undocumented Migrants’ Struggles


Vek Lewis

Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Sydney

The Risks of Misrecognition: Transnational LGBT Rights Discourses and Activisms in the Context of Latin American Struggles


Chris Lyttleton

Associate Professor at Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University

Human capital and its (self-) appreciation: risk and the unruly speculator in China-Thai borderlands.


Gaynor Macdonald

Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney

Human beings, persons and rights


Casimir MacGregor

Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney

Human Rights? The Embryo, Trans-Biology and Law in the Australian Human Embryonic Stem Cell and Cloning Debate.


Neil Maclean

Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney

Humanity, Rights and Relational Understandings of Personhood.


Mythily Meher

Justice Research Group, University of Western Sydney

Occasional persons


Maree Pardy

Gender Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

Under western eyes. Again?


Eleanor Rimoldi

School of People, Environment, and Planning, Massey University

Who owns human rights?


Claudia Tazreiter

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales

Emotional states: human emotions and the governing state in debates on rights and shared vulnerability


Victoria M. Time

Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Forced marriages, bride price, levirate:  Pox on Culture


Eve Vincent

PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney

‘The land is the land. The land is not negotiable.’ Opposition to mining on the Far West Coast of South Australia


Irene Watson

Associate Professor in Aboriginal Studies, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Australia

What makes human, inhuman, animal, and beast?


Elizabeth Watt

PhD candidate, Anthropology, Australian National University.

The Cape York Welfare Reform Trial as a case study of the implementation of the Capabilities Approach to Development: A ‘culturally- sensitive’ alternative?


Rosemary Wiss

Department of Anthropology / University of Sydney

International Anti-Trafficking Agendas and Lcocal Consequences in a Philippines Sex Tourism Community




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