Professor Marcia Langton

Foundation Chair of Indigenous Studies & Associate Provost
University of Melbourne

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Marcia Langton is an anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She has produced a large body of knowledge in the areas of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, Indigenous culture and art. She holds a key role in the Empowered Communities project under contract to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australia. In 1993 she was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work in anthropology and the advocacy of Aboriginal rights. Professor Langton is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of Trinity College, Melbourne and an Honorary fellow of Emanuel College at the University of Queensland. In 2016 she was honoured as a University of Melbourne Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and in 2017 was appointed the first Associate Provost at the University.

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