Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO

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Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO

Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO is a descendant of the Iman people and was born and raised in Queensland. She is an anthropologist, geographer and public intellectual. She was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy for her thesis on Aboriginal land tenure in eastern Cape York at Macquarie University in 2005 and a BA (Honours) in 1983 at the Australian National University. She was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Letters by the Australian National University in 2019 for her contribution to Indigenous Studies. Her work as an anthropologist, geographer and public intellectual spans almost five decades in the fields of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements, engagement with the minerals industry, and Indigenous culture, filmmaking and art. Since 2000, Professor Langton has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. Professor Langton is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of Trinity College in Melbourne and an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College at The University of Queensland. She was appointed the first Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne in 2017 and was the first woman to hold the position of Chair of the AIATSIS Council (1992 – 1998). In 1993 Professor Langton was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her service as an anthropologist and advocate of Aboriginal Issues. In addition to her academic work, her most popular books are Well, I Heard it on the radio (Short title), The Quiet Revolution, Welcome to Country. A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia, and Welcome to Country. An Introduction to our First Peoples for Young Australians.

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