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The Australian National University

Dr Kirrily Jordan

PhD Economics UTS, BEc(Soc Sci) (Hons) USyd, Dip Aboriginal Studies UWS
Research Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 4912

Areas of expertise

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Policy 160501
  • Studies Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Society 169902
  • Race And Ethnic Relations 160803
  • Visual Cultures 190104
  • Art Theory 190103
  • Sociological Methodology And Research Methods 160807
  • Comparative Economic Systems 149901
  • Heterodox Economics 149903
  • Labour Economics 140211
  • Welfare Economics 140219

Biography

Dr Kirrily Jordan is a political economist, visual artist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR).

She is committed to research methodologies that emphasise collaboration with First Nations peoples, including Participatory Action Research and Art as Social Practice. Her research interests are at the intersections of politics and art, including in the potential of visual, participatory and community arts to challenge racism, draw attention to current issues of concern and point the way to a more just future.  

Her research has included policy analysis focussed on the Australian Government’s approach to ‘work,’ ‘welfare’ and 'development' for Australia’s First Nations, including the CDEP and CDP schemes and new forms of welfare conditionality. An emerging research area includes the implications of changes in welfare and employment policy for First Nations artists and art centres.

This informs a second area of Kirrily's research, looking at the ways in which First Nations peoples are working towards social, political and economic change on their own terms, including through the use of visual and performing arts to raise awareness and advocate for improved policy-making.

Before joining CAEPR Kirrily worked at The University of Sydney examining economic inequality, and with researchers at the University of Technology Sydney and Charles Sturt University studying racism, inter-ethnic interaction, and the socio-economic position of migrants in Australia. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Australian National University's School of Art.

Available student projects

How are First Nations peoples using visual, participatory and community arts to press for social, political and economic change?

What is international 'best practice' in consultation and engagement processes as these relate to economic development and public policy-making for First Nations peoples?

 

Current student projects

Lisa Fowkes, PhD Scholar, 'Implementing the Remote Jobs and Communities Program: How is policy working in Indigenous communities?'

 

Past student projects

Charlee-Sue Frail, ‘Our voice, Our future: Youth representation in the Murdi Paaki region’, Tjabal Centre Enrichment Program (ARTS3050), 2012.

Samantha Keane, Master of Applied Anthroplogy and Participatory Development (MAAPD) Supervised Special Project 'Learning from Community: Understanding Child Rearing and Wellbeing in Cultural Context', 2011. 

 

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  24 November 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers