Anna Dunn


Indigenous Studies

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Anna is a geographer who specialises in Indigenous-settler relations in the Natural Resource Management sector. Her research explores the cultural quirks of policy, the enactment of political diversity, and the role of embodiment in redefining Indigenous-settler relations. She has worked in various capacities in the NRM sector alongside Traditional Owner groups and brings her industry-engaged approach to academic research.



Rocky Relations: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage protection and Natural Resource Management in Rocky Places

Anna's thesis examines the impacts of heritage protection logics on Indigenous-settler relations in two rocky places of immense significance to their Traditional Owners: Grampians-Gariwerd National Park, Victoria, and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory. Working with community members in each fieldsite, this research explores how the intersection of Aboriginal cultural heritage, land rights and National Park regulatory frameworks contribute to the making and unmaking of territory through an exploration of contestations over the appropriate protection and management of rocky places. This PhD is part of the Anangu Futures ARC Linkage.

Research interests

  • Political Geography
  • Indigenous-settler Relations
  • Joint Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Embodiment