Dr Tanya King



Senior Lecturer In Anthropology


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


+61 3 522 72149

Research interests

Tanya has conducted intensive research with the commercial shark fishing industry of Bass Strait, Australia. Her interests include:

Natural Resource Management
Rural communities
Australian national identity (including 'migrant' identity)
Public Policy
Second Life


2011. King, T.J. What Do Pigs Know about Desalination?! Negotiating Rurality In An Environment of Composite Issues, at the American Anthropology Association conference, Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies, Montreal Convention Centre, 16-20 Nov. 2011. King, T.J. and Murphy, K. Procedural Justice and NIMBY The Wonthaggi desalination plant, Victoria, Australia, at Australian Water Association conference, OzWater11, Adelaide Convention Centre, 9-11 May. 2011. King, T.J. and Schibeci, R.A. Desalination Public perceptions, scientists views and the path towards productive communication, at International Conference on Integrated Water Management, Murdoch University, Perth, 2-5 February. 2010. King, T.J., Donaldson, J.A. and Harry, E. Staff-student collaboration Outcomes of a life-long learning (LLL) and experience based learning (EBL) project, at Deakin Teaching and Learning conference, Flexible Education Futures 
Partnering for collaborative and active learning, Deakin University, Burwood, 3-4 November. 2009. King, T.J. The devil in the detail of marine stewardship The role of anthropology in ethical environmentalism, at Australian Anthropology Society conference, The Ethics and Politics of Engagement, Changing States, Macquarie University, Sydney, 9-11 December. 2009. King, T.J. Take care lad its ganka weather The role of an ambiguous Bass Strait sea-monster in socialising seascapes and landscapes, at Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) conference, Bristol University, UK, 6-9 April. 2008. King, T.J., Warren, I. and Palmer, D. Would Kitty Genovese Have Been Murdered in Second Life? The Bystander Effect, Social Regulation and the Potential for Research using Online Technologies, at the joint conference of the ASA, ASAANZ and AAS, Ownership and Appropriation, University of Auckland, 8-12 December 2008, and at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference, Reimagining Sociology, University of Melbourne, 2-5 December. 2007. King, T.J. Dynamic nation-states and encrypted landscapes: the Australian National Botanic Gardens, at Australian Anthropology Society conference, Transforming Economies, Changing States, Australian National University, Canberra, October 30 November 2. 2006. King, T.J. Whitefellas and Blackfellas, Bullocks and Broncs the stage of professional rodeo as a space for exploring white and indigenous relations in north-eastern Australia, at Centre for Canadian-Australian Studies: Fabulous Risk conference, University of Wollongong.


2009 Vice-Chancellors Award for Distinguished Teaching
2009 Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence
2008 Faculty of Arts and Education Individual Early Career Teaching Award


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Ganka: trickster or endangered species?: An anthropologist's role in preventing the extinction of the New Jersey sea monster

T King

(2017), pp. 159-171, Anthropology and cryptozoology: exploring encounters with mysterious creatures, Abingdon, Eng., B1


Simple techniques for a more inclusive curriculum

M Dracup, T King, J Austin

(2016), pp. 1-5, STARS 2016: Proceedings of the SStudents Transitions Achievement Retention & Success Conference, Perth, Western Australia, E1


Not just a fisherman's wife : women's contribution to health and wellbeing in commercial fishing

S Kilpatrick, T King, K Willis

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 62-66, Australian journal of rural health, London, Eng., C1


Encrypted landscapes, nation-states : The Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

T King

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 171-182, Space and culture, London, Eng., C1


"A different kettle of fish": mental health strategies for Australian fishers, and farmers

T King, S Kilpatrick, K Willis, C Speldewinde

(2015), Vol. 60, pp. 134-140, Marine policy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Making connections in a regional city: social capital and the primary social contract

S Kilpatrick, L Johnson, T King, R Jackson, S Jatrana

(2013), pp. 1-14, Journal of sociology, Thousand Oaks, California, C1


Tasting wine : a learning experience

T King, J Donaldson, E Harry

(2012), Vol. 35, pp. 464-479, Journal of experiential education, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1


The 'skipper effect' : riddles of luck and rhetorics of individualism

T King

(2011), Vol. 70, pp. 387-396, Human organization, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, C1-1


Damming the flow: cultural barriers to perceived 'procedural justice' in Wonthaggi, Victoria

T King

(2010), Vol. 16, pp. 119-130, Cultural studies review, Broadway, N.S.W., C1-1


Procedural justice and Australian environment : the case of the Wonthaggi water desalination plant

T King, K Murphy

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 105-121, Public policy, Perth, W.A., C1-1


Would Kitty Genovese have been murdered in Second Life? Researching the 'bystander effect' using online technologies

T King, I Warren, D Palmer

(2008), pp. 1-23, TASA 2008 : Re-imagining sociology : the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Second Life and the role of educators as regulators

I Warren, D Palmer, T King, S Segrave

(2008), pp. 1079-1089, ASCILITE 2008 : Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Managing shark fishermen in southern Australia : a critique

P Dwyer, T King, M Minnegal

(2008), Vol. 32, pp. 263-273, Marine policy, Oxford, England, C1-1


Bad habits and prosthetic performances : negotiation of individuality and embodiment of social status in Australian shark fishing

T King

(2007), Vol. 63, pp. 537-560, Journal of anthropological research, Albuquerque, N.M., C1


Crisis of meanings : divergent experiences and perceptions of the marine environment in Victoria, Australia

T King

(2005), Vol. 16, pp. 350-365, The Australian journal of anthropology, Richmond, Vic., C1-1


Deep identity, shallow time : sustaining a future in Victorian fishing communities

M Minnegul, T King, R Just, P Dwyer

(2003), Vol. 14, pp. 53-71, Australian journal of anthropology, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Public Perception of, and response to, desalination in Australia

Dr Tanya King

DEWHA - National Centre of Excellence in Desalination - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

  • 2013: $11,000
  • 2012: $9,293
  • 2011: $128,000

Understanding public perceptions of desalination in Victoria

Dr Tanya King, Mrs Jilleen Donaldson

DEWHA - National Centre of Excellence in Desalination - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

  • 2011: $9,500

Staying healthy: Industry organisations' influence on behaviours and services used by fishers

Dr Tanya King

FRDC Grant - Research - Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

  • 2014: $28,751
  • 2013: $48,656
  • 2012: $20,400

Developing industry human capital through health, wellbeing, safety and resilience

Dr Tanya King

FRDC Grant - Research - Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

  • 2016: $42,780


Associate Supervisor

Benjamin Russell Hall

Thesis entitled: The rise of the anglican orthodox church in solomon islands

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Marina Gold

Thesis entitled: Perpetual Revolution: People and State in Socialist Cuba

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences