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Dr. Tanya King
|Position||Senior Lecturer in Anthropology|
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Phone||+61 3 522 72149|
|Location||Waurn Ponds, Room ic2.405|
|Role and profile||Tanya King is an anthropologist interested in issues relating to natural resource management, the environment, gender, national identity, public policy and mythical sea creatures. Her PhD, from the University of Melbourne, considered the lives of Bass Strait shark fishermen and the Commonwealth fisheries public servants who manage the industry from Canberra. In addition to commercial fishermen, she has worked with dairy farmers, rural women farmers, members of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and professional rodeo riders. As well as maintaining an interest in commercial fishing issues, her current research concerns the cultural aspects of water use, water governance and the implementation of desalination plants in coastal regions.|
|Teaching responsibilities||ASS101 – Anthropology 1A – Culture and Imagination; ASS2/334 - Anthropology and Ecological Order; Honours; Masters; PhD|
Tanya has conducted intensive research with the commercial shark fishing industry of Bass Strait, Australia. Her interests include:
Natural Resource Management
Australian national identity (including 'migrant' identity)
|Current research projects||
* Communication, consultation and integrated water management
* 'Procedural Justice' and the Wonthaggi desalination plant
* Making connections - Migrants, social capital and growing regional communities
* Experiential learning with undergraduate students
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
2010-2011 - HDR Coordinator - School of History, Heritage and Society
2009 - 'Universe City' - REAP Academic Enrichment - with Newcomb Secondary College
2009- Research Committee – School of History Heritage and Society
2009- Faculty Steering Group on Work Integrated Learning
2009- Faculty of Arts and Education Research and Research Training Sub-Committee, Deakin University, School of History Heritage and Society
2008-08 Access, Equity and Equal Opportunity Subcommittee
2008-08 Equity and Diversity Advisory Group
2007- Academic Progress and Discipline Committee (Geelong), Deakin University
2007- Geelong Regional Engagement Group, Deakin University
2010-12 National Centre of Excellence for Desalination (NCED) –'Public perception of, and response to, desalination in Australia' –Principle Investigator. With Victoria University and Murdoch University. $375,000
2009 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching
2009 Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence
2008 Faculty of Arts and Education Individual Early Career Teaching Award
2010 - Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Deakin)
2007 - PhD - Anthropology (Uni Melb)
2000 - BA Honours - Anthropology (Uni Melb)
1998 - Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology / Women's Studies (Major) Political Science (Minor) (Uni Melb)
2011 - Society for Applied Anthropology
2009 - Council of Distinguished Deakin Educators
2004 - Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (founding sub-committee member)
2001 - Australian Anthropology Association
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, ‘OzWater’11’, 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… it’s 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.
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|
2011. King, T.J. ‘The “Skipper Effect” – Riddles of Luck and Rhetorics of Individualism’, Human Organization. 70(4):387-396.