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

Dr Tanya King, Prof Sue Kilpatrick, Dr Karen Willis, Mr Christopher Andrew Speldewinde

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


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

Dr Tanya King

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


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

Prof Sue Kilpatrick, Dr Tanya King, Dr Karen Willis

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


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

Prof Sue Kilpatrick, Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Tanya King, Dr Ruth Jackson, Dr Santosh Jatrana

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


Tasting wine : a learning experience

Dr Tanya King, Jilleen Donaldson, Emma 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

Dr Tanya 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

Dr Tanya 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

Dr Tanya King, Dr Kristina 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

Dr Tanya King, Dr Ian Warren, A/Prof Darren 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

Dr Ian Warren, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Tanya King, Mr Stephen 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

Peter D. Dwyer, Dr Tanya King, Monica Minnegul

(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

Dr Tanya 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

Dr Tanya 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

Monica Minnegul, Dr Tanya King, Roger Just, Peter D. Dwyer

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