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Professor Jennifer Loureide Biddle
Saturday 9:00
Professor Jennifer Loureide Biddle is Impact founding Director of Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture, at the National Institute for Experimental Art, University of New South Wales, School of Art & Design; an international program specialising in Indigenous and Asia Pacific research, one of only a few programs in Australia to support ethnographic and practice-led research as a basis for creative and critical research innovation in the arts. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, former Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, she is currently a Chief Investigator on two internationally collaborative ARC and SSHRC funded research projects. She is acting member of the ARC’s College of Experts (2019-2021). In 2022-2023, she is Gough Whitlam and Malcom Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University. An anthropologist with a background in linguistics, she has worked with northern Warlpiri in Lajamanu for over two decades, and more recently, in partnership with (select) Central and Western Desert community art organisations. Her most recent monograph, Remote AvantGarde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation, was published by Duke University Press and models the importance of new and emergent desert Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival.