Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff - Eve Vincent


Lecturer

Office: W6A/611
Phone: (61 2) 9850 8026
E-mail: eve.vincent@mq.edu.au

Dr Eve Vincent
Academic Profile

I am ethnographer of contemporary Indigenous Australian lives. I joined the department in 2014 after a year spent lecturing in postcolonial literature at New York University's Sydney campus. My PhD, which was awarded in 2013, centred around the experiences of a group of Kokatha people from the far west coast of South Australia. 
Their intellectual and creative efforts propelled by own examination of the everyday effects of native title on local Indigenous identities in this region. 
 

Areas of expertise

My work considers issues such as: native title's capacity to rearrange Aboriginal social worlds; race relations and racism in country Australia; the instability of and powerful investments in racialised categories; representations of Aboriginality in Australian public discourse; Aboriginal expressive practices; the way 'state effects' elicit and delimit ways of being Aboriginal; and the mutual constitution of Indigenous and non-Indigenous identities within shared worlds. More broadly still my research interests include the politics of recognition; neoliberalism and everyday life on its margins; racialised difference, disgust and abjection; narrativised selves, witnessing and resistance; and the emergence of the environmental humanities. I have also written about Aboriginal-progressive relations, and am specifically interested in the environment movement's engagements with Indigeneity. I am interested in supervising topics related to any of the above.
My current research projects include further work on Indigenous-greenie entanglements, and an emerging focus on Aboriginal Sydney. I also currently involved in developing a research project investigating the effects of gentrification on public primary schools. My academic publications are listed below. I have published numerous essays, commentaries, interview-based pieces and reviews in non-academic outlets such as Overland, Sydney Review of Books, NewMatilda.com, Meanjin, Griffith REVIEW and Artlink.

 

Research Profile

I am currently engaged in three distinct research projects:In the field, 2009

  • First, I am finishing a manuscript based on my doctoral research into the everyday, lived effects of native title.
  • Second, I am doing further work on Indigenous-greenie entanglements.
  • Finally, I am currently involved in developing a small-scale research project investigating the effects of gentrification on public primary schools in Sydney.

I have an emerging focus on Aboriginal Sydney, and will develop a research project on urban Aboriginal lifeworlds in the near future.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising topics related to any of the fields listed in my 'areas of expertise'.

Publications

My academic publications are listed below. I have also published numerous essays, commentaries, interview-based pieces and reviews in non-academic outlets such as Overland, Sydney Review of Books, NewMatilda.com, Meanjin, Griffith REVIEW and Artlink. Selected non-academic publications are available at https://mq.academia.edu/EveVincent

  • 2013 The making of 'mission mob': Koonibba Lutheran Mission as a site of memory, Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia, vol. 37, pp 31-56.
  • 2013 'Sticking Up for the Land.' Aboriginality, Native Title and Mining: a case from Far West South Australia, Australian Human Rights Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, pp 155-174.
  • 2013 Book review of Rosita Henry's 'Performing Place, Practising Memories. Aboriginal Australians, Hippies and the State'. Oceania, vol. 83, no. 2, pp 149-150.
  • 2012 Hosts and Guests: Interpreting Rockhole Recovery, Australian Humanities Review, vol. 53. (17 pages)
  • 2010 Reviving a lost way of being (Book review of Kristina Everett's, 'Impossible Realities: The re(emergence) of Aboriginal culture in the city'), Postcolonial Studies, vol. 15, no. 2, pp 305-307.
  • 2010 'Never Mind Our Country is the Desert' in Tracey Banivanua-Mar and Penelope Edmonds (eds), Making Settler Colonial Space, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 53-72. ISBN978-0-230-22179-6
  • 2007 Knowing the Country, Cultural Studies Review, vol. 13, no. 2, pp 156-165.