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Dr Julie Lahn

PhD (Anthropology) James Cook University of North Queensland; BA Hons 1st Class (Anthropology & Archaeology) JCUNQ
Research Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 3166

Areas of expertise

  • Policy And Administration 1605
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Studies Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Society 169902
  • Anthropology Of Development 160101

Research interests

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Experiences of Work in Government Bureaucracies
  • Government Sector - Indigenous Sector interaction
  • Indigenous Involvement in Professional Work Fields
  • Anthropology of Bureaucracy
  • Anthropology of Work

Biography

Teaching:

CAEPR Higher Degree Research Convenor (2016-)

Convenor INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development and INDG8002 Australian Indigenous Development (Advanced)

Career Highlights:

Co-Editor (with Dr Boyd Hunter) Australian Journal of Social Issues (2013-2015)

Native Title Anthropologist, preparing expert anthropological reports in support of Native Title land and sea claims by Torres Strait Islander people (1999-2004)

Researcher's projects

Obstacles to Career Progression for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Working in the Australian Public Service (2018)

Co-Researchers: Julie Lahn (CAEPR) and Samantha Faulkner (CAEPR)

Project Linkages: Australian Public Service Commission 

Related Research: Lahn, J (2018) Being Indigenous in the Bureaucracy: narratives of work and exit. International Indigenous Policy Journal 9(1).

Reciprocal Accountability and Public Value in Aboriginal Organisations (2016-2019)

Co-Researchers: Patrick Sullivan (Nulungu Institute, Notre Dame), Janet Hunt (CAEPR, ANU), Julie Lahn (CAEPR, ANU), Kathryn Thorburn (Nulungu Institute, Notre Dame)

Project Funding: Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP160102250)

Research Output: Lahn, J (2017) ''Thwarting totalisation': the complex engagements of Indigenous organisations with state bureaucracy in remote Australia'. Paper presented at the Critical Management Studies Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Current student projects

Tjanara Goreng Goreng PhD ANU 'The Road to Eldership: Following the Tjukurpa Way', submitted May 2018.

Past student projects

Rosalie Willows BA Honours 1st class (Anthropology) ANU 2014-5 'The Value of Work and the Will to Improve: The Affective Atmosphere of Closing the Gap'.

Publications

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Updated:  18 July 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers