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A/Prof. Timothy Neale

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Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Hum & Social Science

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2014
Master of Arts, University of Auckland, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland, 2004

Contact

Biography

Timothy Neale is an anthropologist and STS scholar whose research addresses two overlapping fields of inquiry. The first focuses on the politics of settler and Indigenous relations to lands and waters, and the second examines natural hazards and disasters with a particular interest in the social and cultural life of their technical infrastructures.

Timothy is currently an Editor of the journal Science, Technology & Human Values, and was a Global Editor (2019-2021) of the journal Postcolonial Studies. He is also a producer the podcasts Conversations in Anthropology and Technoscience and was the Deputy Convener (2017-2020) and Convener (2020-2023) of the Deakin Science and Society Network.

Currently, Timothy is interested in supervising postgraduate projects only related to the fields of inquiry noted above. More information on his publications is available here and on his website.

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Affiliations

Society for Social Studies of Science

American Anthropolical Association

Australian Anthropological Society

Institute of Australian Geographers

Knowledge areas

My current areas of interest include: 

  • Settler-colonialism, including settler and Indigenous relations to lands and waters
  • Science and technology studies, including environmental hazards, disasters and climate change
  • Politics of infrastructure, including environmental monitoring and activism

Projects

Chief Investigator, 'Pyrosecurity: understanding and managing bushfires in a changing climate', Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Australia Research Council, 2019-2022

Chief Investigator, 'Hazards, culture, and Indigenous communities', Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, 2017-2021

Publications

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2023

What Tradition Affords Articulations of Indigeneity in Contemporary Bushfire Management

Timothy Neale

(2023), Vol. 64, pp. 1-32, Current Anthropology, Chicago, Ill., C1

journal article

Tomorrow's Country: Practice-oriented principles for Indigenous cultural fire research in south-east Australia

A Rawluk, T Neale, W Smith, T Doherty, E Ritchie, J Pascoe, M Murray, R Carter, M Bourke, S Falconer, D Nimmo, J Price, M White, P Bates, N Wong, T Nelson, A Atkinson, D Webster

(2023), pp. 1-16, Geographical Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Converging old and new carbon frontiers in northern Australia

Timothy Neale, Kari Dahlgren, Kirsty Howey, Matthew Kearnes

(2023), pp. 1-9, Area, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Performing control

Timothy Neale

(2023), pp. 1-14, American Ethnologist, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Predictions in public: understanding the design, communication and dissemination of predictive maps to the public: Work Package 3: Role and value of predictive service products

Timothy Neale, Gabrielle Miller, Chloe Begg, Paula Dootson, Erica Kuligowski, Amy Griffin, Graham Dwyer, Angela Gardner

(2023), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2022

Carbon

T Neale

(2022), pp. 34-46, An Anthropogenic Table of Elements: Experiments in the Fundamental, Toronto, Ont., B1

book chapter

The recalibration of our relationships with science (and nature) by natural hazard risk mitigation practitioners

Jessica Weir, Timothy Neale, Elizabeth Clarke

(2022), Vol. 5, pp. 1-24, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Divisible Governance: Making Gas-fired Futures during Climate Collapse in Northern Australia

K Howey, T Neale

(2022), pp. 1-30, Science Technology and Human Values, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A Meeting Point for STS Interventions and Conversations

T Neale, C Addison, K Lancaster, M Kearnes

(2022), Vol. 47, pp. 664-669, Science Technology and Human Values, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Interscalar maintenance: configuring an Indigenous 'premium carbon product' in northern Australia (and beyond)

T Neale

(2022), pp. 1-20, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, Eng., C1

journal article

An anthropogenic table of elements: Experiments in the fundamental

T Neale, C Addison, T Phan

(2022), pp. 1-239, An Anthropogenic Table of Elements: Experiments in the Fundamental, A7

edited book
2021

Mining Indigenous Alterity: A Critique

Eve Vincent, Timothy Neale

(2021), pp. 52-57, Feminist, Queer, Anticolonial Propositions for Hacking the Anthropocene: Archive, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Persuasion without policies: The work of reviving Indigenous peoples' fire management in southern Australia

W Smith, T Neale, J Weir

(2021), Vol. 120, pp. 82-92, Geoforum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

'Any prediction is better than none'? A study of the perceptions of fire behaviour analysis users in Australia

T Neale, M Vergani, C Begg, M Kilinc, M Wouters, S Harris

(2021), Vol. 30, pp. 946-953, International Journal of Wildland Fire, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Hazards, Culture and Indigenous Communities: Final project report

Timothy Neale, Will Smith, Jessica Weir

(2021), [Canberra, A.C.T.], A6

research report/technical paper

Established and emerging uses of predictive services in Victoria: final report

Chloe Begg, Graham Dwyer, Timothy Neale, Ian Pollock

(2021), East Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Principles for enhanced collaboration between land and emergency management agencies and Indigenous peoples: green paper

Michelle McKemey, Timothy Neale, Oliver Costello

(2021), East Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2020

Fuzzy boundaries: Simulation and expertise in bushfire prediction

T Neale, D May

(2020), Vol. 50, pp. 837-859, Social Studies of Science, United States, C1

journal article

5. "RELATED" HISTORIES: ON EPISTEMIC AND REPARATIVE DECOLONIZATION

T Neale, E Kowal

(2020), Vol. 59, pp. 403-412, History and Theory, C1

journal article
2019

Mysterious Motions: A Genealogy of 'Orbiting' in Australian Indigenous Affairs

Timothy Neale

(2019), pp. 259-277, Labour lines and colonial power : Indigenous and Pacific Islander labour mobility in Australia, Canberra, A.C.T., B1

book chapter

The natural hazard sector's engagement with Indigenous peoples: a critical review of CANZUS countries

A Thomassin, T Neale, J Weir

(2019), Vol. 57, pp. 1-14, Geographical Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Rethinking the maps: a case study of knowledge incorporation in Canadian wildfire risk management and planning

J Sherry, T Neale, T McGee, M Sharpe

(2019), Vol. 234, pp. 494-502, Journal of environmental management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Walking together: a decolonising experiment in bushfire management on Dja Dja Wurrung country

T Neale, R Carter, T Nelson, M Bourke

(2019), Vol. 26, pp. 341-359, Cultural geographies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A Sea of Gamba: Making Environmental Harm Illegible in Northern Australia

T Neale

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 403-426, Science as Culture, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Permits to burn: weeds, slow violence, and the extractive future of northern Australia

T Neale, J Macdonald

(2019), Vol. 50, pp. 417-433, Australian geographer, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

An eternal flame: The elemental governance of wildfire's pasts, presents and futures

T Neale, A Zahara, W Smith

(2019), Vol. 25, pp. 115-134, Cultural Studies Review, C1

journal article

Indigenous people in the natural hazards management sector: Examining employment data

T Neale, W Smith, A Leavesley

(2019), Vol. 34, pp. 15-20, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, C1

journal article

Bounds, Governance, Epistemes A Response to Manifiesto Anthropoceno

Timothy Neale

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 485-492, Environmental Humanities, Durham, N.C., C1

journal article

Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning: final report

Jessica Weir, Timothy Neale, Liz Clarke

(2019), [Canberra, A.C.T.], A6

research report/technical paper
2018

Avatars: Addressing Racism and Racialized Address

Robbie Fordyce, T Neale, Thomas Apperley

(2018), pp. 231-251, Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice, Seattle, Wash., B1

book chapter

'Are we wasting our time?': bushfire practitioners and flammable futures in northern Australia

T Neale

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 473-495, Social and cultural geography, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Bushfire simulators and analysis in Australia: insights into an emerging sociotechnical practice

T Neale, D May

(2018), Vol. 17, pp. 200-218, Environmental Hazards, C1

journal article

Digging for fire: finding control on the Australian continent

T Neale

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 79-90, Journal of contemporary archaeology, Sheffield, Eng., C1

journal article

Expanding the role of targets in conservation policy

Tim Doherty, Lucie Bland, Brett Bryan, Timothy Neale, Emily Nicholson, Euan Ritchie, Don Driscoll

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 809-812, Trends in ecology and evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

Wild articulations : environmentalism and indigeneity in Northern Australia

T Neale

(2017), Honolulu, Hawaii, A1

book

Mining, indigeneity, alterity: or, mining Indigenous alterity?

T Neale, E Vincent

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 417-439, Cultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Unstable relations: a critical appraisal of indigeneity and environmentalism in contemporary Australia

E Vincent, T Neale

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 301-323, Australian journal of anthropology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Australia's national climate: learning to adapt?

L Rickards, T Neale, M Kearnes

(2017), Vol. 55, pp. 469-476, Geographical research, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Regarding self-governmentality: transactional accidents and indigeneity in Cape York Peninsula, Australia

T Neale

(2016), pp. 29-46, Biopolitics and memory in postcolonial literature and culture, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Re-reading the Wild Rivers Act controversy

T Neale

(2016), pp. 25-53, Unstable relations: environmentalism and indigenous people in contemporary Australia, Perth, W.A., B1

book chapter

Instabilities and inequalities: relations between Indigenous people and environmentalism in Australia today

T Neale, E Vincent

(2016), pp. 1-24, Unstable relations: environmentalism and indigenous people in contemporary Australia, Perth, W.A., B1

book chapter

Knowing wildfire risk: scientific interactions with risk mitigation policy and practice in Victoria, Australia

T Neale, J Weir, T McGee

(2016), Vol. 72, pp. 16-25, Geoforum, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Burning anticipation: Wildfire, risk mitigation and simulation modelling in Victoria, Australia

T Neale

(2016), Vol. 48, pp. 2026-2045, Environment and Planning A, C1-1

journal article

Locating the intangible: integrating a sense of place into cost estimations of natural disasters

L Magee, J Handmer, T Neale, M Ladds

(2016), Vol. 77, pp. 61-72, Geoforum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Modelling systemic racism: mobilising the dynamics of race and games in everyday racism

R Fordyce, T Neale, T Apperley

(2016), pp. 1-1, Fibreculture journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Science in Motion: Integrating scientific knowledge into bushfire risk mitigation in southwest Victoria

T Neale, J Weir, S Dovers

(2016), Vol. 31, pp. 13-17, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, C1-1

journal article

An experimental act: formations of wildness and indigeneity in far North Queensland

T Neale

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 249-269, Postcolonial studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Roads to coen: Cape York and the infrastructure of wilderness

T Neale

(2016), Vol. 75, pp. 124-132, Meanjin, C1

journal article

Unstable relations: Indigenous people and environmentalism in contemporary Australia

E Vincent, T Neale

(2016), Crawley, W.A., A7

edited book

Other people's country: law, water and entitlement in settler colonial sites

T Neale, S Turner

(2016), London, Eng., A7-1

edited book
2015

A critical review of the application of environmental scenario exercises

J Wodak, T Neale

(2015), Vol. 73, pp. 176-186, Futures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

First law and the force of water: law, water, entitlement

S Turner, T Neale

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 387-397, Settler colonial studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Navigating scientific uncertainty in wildfire and flood risk mitigation: a qualitative review

T Neale, J Weir

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 255-265, International journal of disaster risk reduction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Scientific knowledge and scientific uncertainty in bushfire and flood risk mitigation: literature review

T Neale

(2015), [Sydney, N.S.W.], A6-1

research report/technical paper
2014

Indigenous cultural studies: intersections between cultural studies and Indigenous studies

E Vincent, T Neale, C McKinnon

(2014), pp. 11-35, History, power, text: cultural studies and Indigenous studies, Sydney, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter

History, power, text: cultural studies and indigenous studies

T Neale, C McKinnon, E Vincent

(2014), Sydney, N.S.W., A7-1

edited book
2013

Staircases, pyramids and poisons: the immunitary paradigm in the works of Noel Pearson and Peter Sutton

T Neale

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 177-192, Continuum: journal of media & cultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2012

'A substantial piece in life': viabilities, realities and given futures at the Wild Rivers inquiries

T Neale

(2012), pp. 1-1, Australian humanities review, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article
2011

Duplicity of meaning: wildness, indigeneity and recognition in the wild rivers act debate

T Neale

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 310-332, Griffith law review, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2010

"... the credentials that would rescue me": Trauma and the fraudulent survivor

T Neale

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 431-448, Holocaust and genocide studies, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Pyrosecurity: Understanding and managing bushfire in a changing climate

A/Prof Timothy Neale

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2021: $135,973
  • 2020: $129,357
  • 2019: $127,070

Other Public Sector Funding

Local SDGs: A general framework for charting pathways to sustainability to future-proof local communities

Prof Brett Bryan, Prof Rebecca Lester, Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Kelly Miller, A/Prof Robert Faggian, Prof Emily Nicholson, Dr Asef Nazari, Dr Don Gunasekera, A/Prof Timothy Neale, Dr Michalis Hadjikakou

NCCMA Grant - Research - North Central Catchment Management Authority

  • 2019: $15,000

Industry and Other Funding

Local SDGs: A general framework for charting pathways to sustainability to future-proof local communities

Prof Brett Bryan, Prof Rebecca Lester, Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Kelly Miller, A/Prof Robert Faggian, Prof Emily Nicholson, Dr Asef Nazari, Dr Don Gunasekera, A/Prof Timothy Neale, Dr Michalis Hadjikakou

Ian Potter Foundation Grant - Research, Forrest District Community Group

  • 2020: $190,000
  • 2019: $205,909
  • 2018: $195,000

Cultural land management research and governance in Southeast Australia.

A/Prof Timothy Neale

Natural Hazards Research Australia

  • 2023: $40,000
  • 2022: $30,000

Predictions in public: understanding the design, comunication and dissemination of predictive maps to the public.

A/Prof Timothy Neale

Natural Hazards Research Australia

  • 2023: $4,500
  • 2022: $40,884

Cross-cultural relationships in natural resource management: understanding the nature and experiences of partnership and collaboration

A/Prof Timothy Neale, Mrs Louise Buckley

Natural Hazards Research Australia

  • 2023: $28,750

Evaluation of the Black Summer bushfire recovery program extension.

A/Prof Matteo Vergani, A/Prof Andrea Vocino, Prof Greg Barton, A/Prof Timothy Neale

Australian Red Cross Society

  • 2023: $161,159

Awareness, education and communications for compound natural hazard events.

Dr Gabi Mocatta, Dr Erin Hawley, Prof Kristy Hess, Prof Joshua Newton, A/Prof Timothy Neale

Natural Hazards Research Australia

  • 2023: $59,842

Predictions in public: Understanding the design, communication and dissemination of predictive maps to the public: Phase 2 and 3.

A/Prof Timothy Neale

Natural Hazards Research Australia

  • 2023: $4,884

Other Funding Sources

Hazards, culture, and Indigenous communities

A/Prof Timothy Neale, Jessica Weir

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

  • 2020: $60,096
  • 2019: $80,128
  • 2018: $80,128
  • 2017: $20,032

Hazards, Culture and Indigenous Communities Utilisation project: Principles for Enhanced Collaboration.

A/Prof Timothy Neale, Dr Will Smith

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Ltd

  • 2021: $36,463

Cultural land management in Southeast Australia

A/Prof Timothy Neale

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

  • 2021: $7,250

Established and emerging uses of predictive services

A/Prof Timothy Neale

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC - Commonwealth funding

  • 2021: $25,000

Aboriginal relief and recovery - Inquiry into Victoria's Bushfires 2019-2020.

A/Prof Timothy Neale

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Ltd

  • 2021: $1,759

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2024

Elizabeth Nicole Lara

Thesis entitled: Ambiguous Enclosures: Gardening at the Interfaces of California¿s Carceral and Abolition Geographies

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2023

Lora Chapman

Thesis entitled: Growing up in Alice: Youth and Criminalisation in a Regional Australian Town

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences