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Francoise    Dussart

Department of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of Connecticut (United States)
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I speak in the following language(s): French, Warlpiri

Françoise Dussart's specialties in social anthropology include Australian Aboriginal society and culture (as well as other Fourth World Peoples), iconography and visual systems, various expressions of gender, ritual and social organization, health and citizenship.She has published extensively on matters of Oceanian art for scholarly journals and the popular press, in French and in English. She is the author of La Peinture des Aborigènes d’Australie (1993, Parenthèses and Réunion des Musées Nationaux), and The Politics of Ritual in an Aboriginal Settlement: Kinship, Gender and the Currency of Knowledge (2000, Smithsonian Institution Press). She has also edited several volumes on media and religion, ‘‘Media matters: Representations of the social in Aboriginal Australia’ (VAR, 2006) and Engaging Christianity in Aboriginal Australia (2010, with Carolyn Schwarz). She is currently working on two related projects, a long-term research project, which investigates how indigenized modernity and indigenous ill-health play a prominent part in shaping neo-settler states such as Australia, for which she has published several papers. Her second project is a book she is co-editing with Dr. Sylvie Poirier, Entangled Ontologies: Interpretations of relations to land in Australia and Canada. (UTP, 2017). She is currently curating the very first major presentation of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts at the Musée de la Civilisation in Québec city (10-20-15/09-06-16)
Member of
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Australia (area)
Historical periods
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
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