Dr Belinda Burbidge

Belinda Burbidge
Position: 
Research Fellow, Native Title Research Unit.

Belinda is an anthropologist who has previously worked in the academic and applied research industries.

After working for six years in the native title sector, around Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, Belinda returned to university to complete her studies and graduated with a PhD in anthropology from The University of Sydney in 2014.

During the last two years Belinda has worked as a lecturer in anthropology at The University of Sydney, as well as a research consultant for Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) in central Australia. Belinda has joined the AIATSIS Research team to continue working with Indigenous Australian communities in producing constructive and collaborative research that bridges the academic and applied sectors.

Belinda’s current research interests include working with Indigenous youth on topics including: place-making, mobility, migration, as well as contemporary cultural identities and systems of land tenure. 

Current research focus

  • Contemporary systems of Indigenous land tenure
  • Indigenous place making, mobility and migration
  • Indigenous youth political and economic engagement
  • Contemporary cultural practices and identities
  • Sustainability of Indigenous community development and corporations

Publications

Burbidge, B. In press (third issue – 2015). ‘We are kangaroo, we have the owl’: linguistic and emotional clues in the meanings of the bush in changing Wiradjuri being and relatedness. Accepted manuscript for The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 

Presentations

Burbidge, B. 2014. ‘Friendship, mateship or brothers? Indigenous and non-Indigenous friendships in a rural Australian town. Paper presented at the Annual Australian Anthropological Society Conference, The University of Otago, Queenstown, New Zealand, 10-13 November 2014. 

Burbidge, B. 2013. ‘We are kangaroo. We have the owl’: Linguistic and emotional clues for the meaning of the bush in changing Wiradjuri inter-subjectivity and kin relatedness.’ Paper presented at the Annual Australian Anthropological Society Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 6-8 November 2013. 

Burbidge, B. 2012. ‘Like for an inbox? Kin sociality and online social networking in central west New South Wales.’ Paper presented at the Annual Australian Anthropological Society Conference, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 26-28 September 2012. 

Burbidge, B. 2012. ‘Traditional owners and custodians: rights and relationships to land in central west New South Wales.’ Paper presented at the Anthropological Symposium – Culture and Rights: Scepticism, hostility, mutuality. The University of Sydney, Sydney, 13-14 June 2012. 

Burbidge, B & A Cawthorn. 2009. ‘Do alternative social research methods have a place in native title research?’ Paper presented at the National Native Title Conference, Melbourne, 3-5 June 2009. 

Burbidge, B. & T Pilbrow. 2007. ‘Modes of communication: the exploration of language and articulation of identity within Victorian native title claim groups.’ Paper presented at the National Native Title Conference, Cairns, 6-8 June 2007.