Dr Belinda Burbidge

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

Belinda Burbidge joined AIATSIS in 2015 as a Research Fellow in the Native Title Research Unit. Belinda holds a PhD in anthropology from The University of Sydney and a Master and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.

Belinda has over ten years’ experience in the academic and applied research sectors, including native title work in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. Additionally, Belinda has worked as a lecturer in anthropology at The University of Sydney and 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 research interests include native title, compensation and Treaty, governance, decision-making and conflict management, and contemporary cultural identities and systems of land tenure.

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. 

Book Reviews

Burbidge, B. (forthcoming – 2017). Book Review - Traditional healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari, by Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation. Reviewed in the Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal. 

Burbidge, B. 2016. Book Review - Encounters with Indigeneity: Writings about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, by Jeremy Beckett. Reviewed in The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 17(1): 83-91.

Conference Papers

Burbidge, B and J Clark. 2016. Native title work: tracking community time and labour. Paper presented at the National Native Title Conference, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, 1 -3 June 2016.

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.