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 From biological to cultural diversity

From biological to cultural diversity

'Fighting' for a PhD, for most candidates, is a metaphor. For Dr Paul Mason in the Department of Anthropology, it was an everyday experience of fieldwork in Indonesia and Brazil. Paul’s research into rituals of combat-dancing took him from the highlands of West Sumatra to the shanty towns of Brazil, and he took anthropology to the limits by actually participating in the combat-dancing rit...

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 Child language expert awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

Child language expert awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Katherine Demuth, Director of the Child Language Lab and a member of the Linguistics Department, the Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), and Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) at Macquarie University has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship. The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme, administered by the Australian Research Council, gives outstan...