Dr Jessica Weir

Visiting Fellow, Fenner School of Environment & Society
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Social And Cultural Geography 160403
  • Human Geography 1604

Research interests

Knowledge practices and their material expression

Natural Hazard risk and resilience

Life on the inside of Country






Dr Jessica Weir is a Geography scholar who contributes to Indigenous Studies, the Environmental Humanities and Science and Technology Studies. She investigates the social-cultural dimensions of environmental governance, learning from Indigenous knowledge traditions and leadership with Country. Dr Weir examines not just how values interrelate, but how they are categorised, including a reworking of the foundational subject/object domains in the social and natural sciences. She examines nature and what counts as evidence about nature, and seeks to overturn discriminatory knowledge generation practices. She has collaborated with Indigenous researchers and leaders across Australia, especially in the southeast and WA. Dr Weir spent ten years working in the Native Title Research Unit at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), and her substantive position is as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS), Western Sydney University.



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