Department of Geography and Planning

Associate Professor Sandra Suchet-Pearson

GEOPLAN - Sandie Suchet-PearsonPosition: Senior Lecturer
Email: sandie.suchet@mq.edu.au
Location: W3A 428
Telephone: +61-2-9850 8393
Fax: +61-2-9850 6053

 

Profile

I am a senior lecturer in Human Geography. My research and teaching experiences over the last 16 years have been in the area of Indigenous rights and environmental management. I worked on Cape York Peninsula on community development in the context of a major mining operation, examined the strategies used by Indigenous peoples and local communities to assert their rights in wildlife management in Canada and southern Africa, and my current work focuses on Indigenous self-determination in the context of cultural tourism in North East Arnhem Land, northern Australia.

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Publications

 

Books

Welcome to My CountryBurarrwanga L., Ganambarr R., Ganambarr-Stubbs M., Ganambarr, B., Maymuru D., Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., and Lloyd K.  (2013) Welcome to my Country. Allen and Unwin, Melbourne. [http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781743313961]

Burarrwanga L., Maymuru D., Ganambarr R., Ganambarr B., Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., and Lloyd K. (2012) Weaving lives together at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land. Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Callaghan. 2nd Edition.

Burarrwanga L., Maymuru D., Ganambarr R., Ganambarr B., Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., and Lloyd K. (2008) Weaving lives together at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land. Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Callaghan.

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Book chapters

Rickards, S., Howitt, R. & Suchet-Pearson, S. (2015) Ecological Footprinting as a Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach to Complete Campus Engagement and Transformation Towards the One Planet Goal. W. Leal Filho et al..(eds.), Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level, World Sustainability Series, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-10690-8_4.

Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., Lloyd K., Burarrwanga L., and Hodge P. (2013) A footprint in a rock: entwining lives and co-constructing 'the field' in Australia, in Johnson J. T. and Larsen S. C. (eds) A Deeper Sense of Place: stories and journeys of collaboration in Indigenous research. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 21-40. 

Lloyd, K., Wright, S.,Suchet-Pearson, S., Burarrwanga, L., & Bawaka Country. (2013). Reframing Development through Collaboration: towards a relational ontology of connection in Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land. In S. Schech (Ed.), Development Perspectives from the Antipodes (pp. 224 pages). London: Routledge.

Howitt R., Doohan K., Suchet-Pearson S., Lunkapis G., Muller S., Lawrence R., Prout S., Veland S., and Cross S. (2013) Capacity deficits at cultural interfaces of land and sea governance, in Walker R., Jojola T., and Natcher D. (eds) Reclaiming Indigenous Planning  McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal: 313-338 [see http://www.mqup.ca/reclaiming-indigenous-planning-products-9780773541948.php]

Burarrwanga L., Ganambarr R., Ganambarr-Stubbs M., Ganambarr B., Maymuru D., Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., Lloyd K. and Bawaka Country (2012) They are not voiceless. 2013 Voiceless Anthology. Allen and Unwin; Crows Nest: 22-3

Burarrwanga L., Ganambarr M., Ganambarr B., Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., and Lloyd K. (2012) Learning from Indigenous conceptions of a connected world, in Murray J., Cawthorne G., Dey C. & Andrew C. (eds) The teacher's guide to sustainability. Common Ground Publishing, Champaign Illinois: 3-13. 

Howitt R., Muller S., and Suchet-Pearson S. (2009) Indigenous Geographies in International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography. London, Elsevier: 358-364.

Howitt R. and Suchet-Pearson S. (2006)'Changing country, telling stories: research ethics, methods and empowerment in working with Aboriginal women in Lahiri-Dutt K. (ed) Fluid Bonds: Views on gender and water. Kolkata, Stree: 48-63.

Howitt R. and Suchet-Pearson S. (2003) Ontological pluralism in contested cultural landscapes in Anderson K., Domosh M., Pile S. and Thrift N. (eds) Handbook of Cultural Geography. London, Sage Publications: 557-569.

Suchet S. (2001) Challenging 'wildlife' and 'management': lessons for Australia from Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa in  Baker R., Davies J. and Young E. (eds) Working on Country: indigenous environmental management in Australia. Oxford University Press, Melbourne: pp 123-136. 

Fagan B., Howitt R., Adams M., Abayasekara G., Cook R., Edwards M., Eggelton K., Harwood A., Jackson S., Sharpe S., and Suchet S. (2001) 'Nourishing Conversations: dialogues with co-conspirators in the construction of knowledge in Bartlett A., and Mercer G. (eds) Postgraduate Research Supervision: Transforming (R)elations. New York, Peter Lang: 261-275.

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Refereed journal articles

Bawaka Country including Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S, Lloyd K., Burarrwanga L., Ganambarr R., Ganambarr-Stubbs M., Ganambarr B., and Maymuru D. (2014) Working with and learning from Country: decentring human author-ity. Cultural Geographies. doi:10.1177/1474474014539248

Hammersley L., Bilous R., James S., Trau A. and Suchet-Pearson S., (2014) Challenging ideals of reciprocity: the unexpected benefits of unpredictable cross-cultural fieldwork, Journal of Geography in Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2014.908350.

Bawaka country including Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., Lloyd K., and Burarrwanga L. (2013) "Caring as country: Towards an ontology of co-becoming in natural resource management". Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 54(2): 185-197. [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apv.12018/abstract]

Howitt R., Lunkapis G., Suchet-Pearson S., and Miller F. (2013) Guest editorial: "New geographies of coexistence: Reconsidering cultural interfaces in resource and environmental governance". Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 54(2): 123-125. [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apv.12013/abstract]

Howitt R., Doohan K., Suchet-Pearson S., Cross S., Lawrence R., Lunkapis G., Mauller S., Prout S., and Veland S. (2013) Intercultural capacity deficits: Contested geographies of coexistence in natural resource management". Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 54(2): 126-140. [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apv.12014/abstract]

Lloyd K,. Wright, S, Suchet-Pearson S., Burarrwanga, L. and Bawaka Country (2012) "Reframing Development through Collaboration: towards a relational ontology of connection in Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land" Third World Quarterly. 33(6):1075-1094.   

Wright S., Lloyd K., Suchet-Pearson S., Burarrwanga L., Tofa M., and  Bawaka Country (2012) "Telling stories in, through and with country: Engaging with Indigenous and more-than-human methodologies at Bawaka, NE Australia". Special Issue 'In between Worlds: place, experience and research in Indigenous geography', Journal for Cultural Geography. 29(1): 39-60.

Lloyd K., Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., Burrarwanga L., Hodge P., (2012) "Weaving lives together: collaborative fieldwork in North East Arnhem Land, Australia [L'entrelacement des vies : les pratiques collaboratives sur le terrain dans le Nord-Est de la terre d'Arnhem, Australie]", Annales de Géographie, n° 687-688 (sept-dec.): 513-524.

Lloyd K., Suchet-Pearson S., and Wright S. (2010) "Stories of crossings and connections from Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land, Australia", Social and Cultural Geography. 11(7): 701-711.

Panelli R., Hubbard P., Coombes B., and Suchet-Pearson S. (2009) Editorial: De-centring White ruralities: ethnic diversity, racialisation and Indigenous countrysides. Journal of Rural Studies 25(4): 355-364.  

Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., Lloyd K., Burarrwanga L., and Burarrwanga D. (2009) '"That means the fish are fat":  sharing experiences of animals through Indigenous-owned tourism', Current Issues in Tourism. 12(5): 505-527.

Muller S., Power E., Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., and Lloyd K. (2009) "Quarantine matters!": Quotidian relationships around quarantine in Australia's northern borderlands', Environment and Planning A, 41: 780-795.

Mercer J., Kelman I., Suchet-Pearson S., and Lloyd K., (2009) 'Integrating Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge Bases for Disaster Risk Reduction in Papua New Guinea', Geografiska Annaler Series B. 91(2): 157-183.  

Mercer J., Kelman I., Taranis L., and Suchet-Pearson S. (2009) 'Framework for Integrating Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction', Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 34(1): 214-239.  

Mercer J., Kelman I., Lloyd K., and Suchet-Pearson S. (2008) 'Reflections on use of participatory research for disaster risk reduction', Area, 40(2): 172-183.  

Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., and Lloyd K. (2007) 'An Interwoven Learning Exchange: Transforming Research-Teaching Relationships in the Top End, Northern Australia', Geographical Research, 45(2): 150-158.

Howitt R. and Suchet-Pearson S. (2006) 'Rethinking the building blocks: ontological pluralism and the idea of 'management'', Geografiska Annaler B ,  88(3): 323-335.

Suchet-Pearson S. and Howitt R. (2006) 'On Teaching and Learning Resource and Environmental Management: reframing capacity building in multicultural settings', Australian Geographer, 37(1): 117-128.

Suchet S. (2002) '"Totally Wild"? Colonising discourses, indigenous knowledges and managing wildlife', Australian Geographer, 33(2): 141-157.  

Suchet S. (1996) 'Nurturing Culture Through Country: Resource management strategies and aspirations of local landowning families at Napranum'. Australian Geographical Studies, 34(2): 200-215. 

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Refereed Conference Papers

Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., and Lloyd, K. (2007) 'Educational tourism and learning exchanges with indigenous tour operators in the Northern Territory' in  McDonnell I., Grabowski S., March, R. (eds) CAUTHE, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference. CD-ROM, University of Technology, Sydney.  

Lloyd K., Suchet-Pearson S., and Wright S. (2007)  'Decentring Fortress Australia: Borderland Geographies as Relational Spaces' in  Mitchell B., Baum S., O'Neill P. and McGuirk, P. (eds) Proceedings of the ARCRNSISS Methodology, Tools and Techniques and Spatial Theory Paradigm Forums Workshop. University of Newcastle, Australia, 15-17 June 2005: 217-228. - RMIT Publishing, Melbourne, Vic.

Suchet S. (1998) 'Indigenous peoples' rights and wildlife management: Experiences from Canada and Southern Africa, lessons for Australia' in Duhaime G., Rasmussen R. O. and Comtois R. (eds) Sustainable Development in the North: Local Initiatives vs Megaprojects. Circumpolar Arctic Social Sciences PhD Network, Proceedings of the Second Conference, September 29 to October 10 1997, Universite Laval, Quebec: pp 261-279.

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Book reviews in refereed journals

Suchet-Pearson, S (2011) Book review: Murray River Country by Jessica Weir (published Aboriginal Studies Press) in Geographical Research. 49(1):112-113.

Suchet-Pearson, S (2004) Book review: The perception of the environment: Essays in livelihood, dwelling and skill by Tim Ingold (published by Routledge) in Anthropological Forum 14(1): 97.  

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Conference Papers

Suchet-Pearson S. and Bilous R. (2012) Friendship and the supervisory relationship. Presented at the IAG Conference, 2-4 July, Macquarie University, Sydney

Wright S., Lloyd K., and Suchet-Pearson S. (2012) Reflecting on our academic collaboration as working as a pack. Presented at the IAG Conference, 2-4 July, Macquarie University, Sydney

Bawaka country including Burarrwang L., Ganambarr R., Ganambarr M., Ganambarr B., Maymuru D., Lloyd K., Wright S. and Suchet-Pearson S. (2012) Voices of country: Working with and learning from Country. Presented at the IAG Conference, 2-4 July, Macquarie University, Sydney

Lloyd K., Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., Burarrwanga L., and Bawaka Country (2011) "We're a part of it"~ knowledge making and cosmos nurturing with Bawaka country, North East Arnhem Land. Presented at the IAG Conference Wollongong July 2011.

Suchet-Pearson S., Lloyd K., Wright S., Burarrwanga L., and Bawaka Country (2011) "Nature, the land, can understand": Yolŋu country, more-than-human agency and situated engagement in natural resource management. Presented at the IAG Conference Wollongong July 2011.

Wright, S., Lloyd, K., Suchet-Pearson S., Burarrwanga L.,  Ganambarr D., Maymuru D., and Pearson, A. (2010) Patterns of belonging at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land: documenting and communicating Yolngu hidden mathematics to care for, and be cared for by, country. Presented at the NZGS conference 2010 with the IAG, Christchurch, 5-8 July, 2010.

Howitt R., Doohan K., Suchet-Pearson S., Lunkapis G., Muller S., Lawrence R., Prout S., Tilmouth T., Russell T., Veland S. and Cross S. (2010) Nurturing new geographies of coexistence: rethinking cultural interfaces in land and sea governance Paper presented to International Roundtable on Indigenous Community Planning and Land Use Management: Advancing Practice Through Scholarship Indigenous Land Management Institute, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan, June 7-10, 2010.

Howitt R., Suchet-Pearson S., Muller S.,  Lunkapis G., Doohan K., Lawrence, R., Prout S., Tilmouth T., Russell T., Cross S., and Veland S. (2010) Nurturing new geographies of coexistence: rethinking cultural interfaces in land use governance. Presented at the NZGS conference 2010 with the IAG, Christchurch, 5-8 July, 2010.

Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., Lloyd K., Burrawunga L., and Tofa M. (2010) Telling stories in, through and with country:Engaging with Indigenous and more-than-human methodologies at Bawaka, NE Australia.  Presented at the AAG conference, Washington DC, April 14-18, 2010.

Suchet-Pearson S. 2009 Re-invigorating the teaching-research nexus through applied fieldwork on Indigenous tourism in the Northern Territory. Paper presented at the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Roundtable, "Enhancing Undergraduate Engagement through Research and Inquiry", Macquarie University, 23 September, 2009.

Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., Lloyd K., Burarrwanga L., and Burarrwanga D. (2009) 'Self-determination and an ontology of connection at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land.' Presented at the IAG Conference Cairns 2009, ˜Balancing Choices and Effects in a Dynamic World", James Cook University, Cairns, 28 September - 1 October, 2009.

Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., Lloyd K., Burarrwanga L., and Burarrwanga D. (2009) Reimagining relationships between people, animals and place through Indigenous-owned tourism: a case study of Bawaka Cultural Experiences, North East Arnhem Land, Australia. Presented at the 2009 International Academic & Community Conference on Animals & Society: Minding Animals, 13 - 18 July, 2009, Newcastle, Australia.

Hall N., Maymuru D., Switzer M., Lloyd K., Suchet-Pearson S. and Wright S. (2009) 'Holding it together: The integration of fibre arts and tourism in northern Australia'. Presented at the Selling Yarns II: Innovation for Sustainability Conference, Canberra, Australia, 6-7 March 2009.

Lloyd K., Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., and Burarrwanga L. (2008) 'Weaving and working together: collaborative fieldwork narratives in North East Arnhem Land, Australia'. Presented at the conference Mapping Practices: Doing Fieldwork in Geography, University of Artois (Arras-France), June 18 - June 20 2008.

Lloyd K., Dowling R., Fagan R., Howitt R., and Suchet-Pearson S. (2008) 'Reconsidering the field: embedding undergraduate fieldwork in a broader human geography teaching-learning-research framework'. Presented at the conference Mapping Practices: Doing Fieldwork in Geography, University of Artois (Arras-France), June 18 - June 20 2008.

Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., Lloyd K. and Burarrwanga L. (2008) 'Weaving together: Participation and change in North East Arnhem Land, Australia'. Paper presented to the Connecting people, participation and place conference, Durham, 14-15 January 2008.

Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S. and Lloyd K. (2007) 'Stories of crossings and connections in Bawaka, Northeast Arnhem Land'. Paper presented to the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, 1-6 July 2007.

Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S. and Lloyd K (2007) 'Weaving baskets, weaving stories together in North Australia: reflections on the process of joint authorship' IGU Commission on Indigenous Peoples' Knowledge and Rights, Taipei, Taiwan, October 29 to November 3, 2007.

Suchet-Pearson S., Wright S., Lloyd K., Muller S. and Power E. (2006) 'Quarantine matters: Quotidian experiences around quarantine in Australia's northern borderlands'. Paper presented at the International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Brisbane, 2-6 July, 2006.

Wright S., Suchet-Pearson S., and Lloyd K. (2006) 'Learning exchanges in Australia's northern borderlands: reciprocity, mutuality and ethical approaches to research and teaching. Paper presented at the International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Brisbane, 2-6 July, 2006.

Lloyd K., Suchet-Pearson S., and Wright S. (2005) 'Borderland geographies: the excision of Melville Island in policy and practice'. Paper presented to the Institute of Australian Geographers 34th Annual Conference University of New England, Armidale, 19-22 July 2005.

Davui S., Howitt R., and Suchet-Pearson S. (2005) 'Self-governing: implementation of community development initiatives in Napranum, western Cape York Peninsula'. Paper presented to the Institute of Australian Geographers 34th Annual Conference University of New England, Armidale, 19-22 July 2005.

Suchet-Pearson S. (2004) ' "I give you silence": Situated engagement and dialogical research'. Paper presented at the 30th Congress of the International Geographical Union: IGC-UK 2004 Glasgow, One Earth - Many Worlds, 15-20 August 2004 (under revision for submission to Ethics, place and environment).

Howitt R. and Suchet-Pearson S. (2004) 'Rethinking the building blocks: ontological pluralism and the idea of 'management''. Paper presented to 43rd Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association Remote Regions, February, 2004, Maui, Hawaii.

Suchet-Pearson S. (2002) 'Grounding knowledges and shaping possibilities: capacity building for indigenous self-determination on western Cape York'. Paper presented to the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, July 2002, Canberra.

Suchet-Pearson S. (2002) ''Wild-Life, the universe and everything': boundaries, postcolonialism and situated engagement'. Paper presented to the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, July 2002, Canberra.

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