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Biography

Dr Sarah Wright is a senior lecturer in geography and development studies from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She works in critical development studies, particularly on geographies of food, and Indigenous and post-colonial geographies, working with Yolngu co-researchers to explore Indigenous ontologies of connection in North East Arnhem Land. She has a strong commitment to collaborative work and praxis and works closely with community groups, NGOs and social movements in Australia, the Philippines and Kenya.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Washington, 20/08/2004
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Sydney

Research

Research keywords

  • Food sovereignty
  • Indigenous ontologies of co-becoming
  • Post-colonial studies
  • Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • critical development studies

Research expertise

My research is focused on the areas of Indigenous geographies, science studies and critical development studies. My work is underpinned by a commitment to social and environmental justice.

In Indigenous geographies, my contributions are primarily through a successful ongoing collaboration with Dr Sandie Suchet-Pearson and Dr Kate Lloyd and five Yolngu women, Laklak Burarrwanga and family, from Bawaka in the Northeast Arnhem Land. Together we have explored what it might mean to take Indigenous ontologies of co-becoming seriously, in ways that might help us better understand theoretical concepts such as space and place, and also to move towards a de-colonised, Indigenous-led practice in development studies and natural resource management. The group’s work building on Indigenous ontologies to include Country as a co-author (Bawaka et al 2013; Wright et al 2012) in publications and ethics review processes was highlighted as exceptionally innovative during the Fay Gale Memorial Lecture at the 2011 IAG conference.

I have built range of innovative relationships with Indigenous groups and government agencies involved in tourism in the NT including with the Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development and Tourism NT. These relationships focus on interwoven learning exchanges (Wright et al 2007) between academics and Indigenous collaborators.

My research in science studies has a specific emphasis on Indigenous knowledge systems and intellectual property, particularly as they relate to geographies of food and food sovereignty. My work focuses on the politics of knowledge, the way that different knowledges are experienced in place and the ways they have been variously adopted, reworked and contested at different scales. My highly cited article (Wright 2005), for example, that explores knowledge spaces as a platform for understanding the construction and co-construction of knowledge, provides an innovative framework from which to explore issues of intercultural communication on ontological levels.

I have a strong commitment to collaborative work and praxis and work closely with community groups, NGOs and social movements in Australia, the Philippines and Kenya. I have developed important collaborations with government and community partners in Australia and internationally. In Australia, I have been approached to evaluate educational tourism options, collaborate on the production of materials including websites (Biliru, Mills), co-write books (Burarrwanga et al 2008; Ong’Wen and Wright 2007; Yap et al 2004), write policy documents (Bachmann, Cruzada and Wright 2008), and run pilot study tours (Wagiman Women Rangers, Juma experiences). I have also worked in the Philippines and Kenya supporting farmer-led and Indigenous-led movements.

Languages

  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160403Social And Cultural Geography75
200209Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross-Cultural Studies20
160499Human Geography Not Elsewhere Classified5

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Institute of Australian Geographers

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - Association of American Geographers
  • Member - NSW Geographical Association

Awards

Honours.

2014Shortlisted: Best Educational Publishing
Australian Publishers' Association (Australia)
Shortlisted for "Welcome to My Country"
2013Academic Staff Excellence Award
Faculty of Science and IT (Australia)
Awarded for my work as convenor of the Development Studies degree and for my commitment to the Indigenisation of the degree.
2012Best Community Engagement (Honourable mention)
Business/Higher Education Round Table - B-HERT (Australia)
Received an honourable mention for Best Community Engagement from the Business/Higher Education Round Table - B-HERT (2012) for work with Yol?u women from Bawaka. B-HERT is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1990 to strengthen the relationship between business and higher education. B/HERT is the only organisation with members who are leaders in higher education, business, industry bodies and research institutions http://www.bhert.com
2007Best Full Paper
CAUTHE (Australia)
Paper, "Educational tourism and learning exchanges with indigenous tour operators in the Northern Territory," nominated for best full paper at the CAUTHE 2007 conference, Sydney, 11-14 Feb, 2007

Research Award.

2014Eva Powell Award for Best Information Book (Honour book)
CBCA (Australia)
Awarded for the co-authored book 'Welcome to My Country' which is based on a research collaboration with Yolngu women from Arnhem Land. The judges' report stated: 'This book presents complex and insightful information from a unique perspective.'
2004Edward Ullman Award for outstanding contribution to written scholarship
University of Washington (United States)
Edward Ullman Award for outstanding contribution to written scholarship
2002Social Science Research Council Fellowship
Social Science Research Council (United States)
Social Science Research Council Fellowship (2002-2004) Program on Global Security and Cooperation
2001Fellowship
Institute for the Study of World Politics (2001-2002) (United States)
Dissertation fellowship from the Institute for the Study of World Politics (2001-2002)
2001Chester Fritz Award for international study and exchange
University of Washington (United States)
Chester Fritz Award for international study and exchange
2001Antipode graduate student scholarship
Antipode (Journal) (United Kingdom)
Antipode graduate student scholarship

Invitations

Lecture series to six prominent Filipino universities and policy institutes
Hosted by MASIPAG, Philippines (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005

Collaboration

My primary research collaboration is within an Indigenous-non-Indigenous research collaboration with Yolngu researchers and knowledge authorities Laklak Burarrwanga, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr and Djawundil Maymuru, as well as Dr Kate Lloyd and Sandie Suchet-Pearson from Macquarie University. We have jointly conceived and developed our research and the research outputs are designed to be meaningful in both community and academic domains. Through our collaborative Indigenous-non-Indigenous research team we have produced a range of mutual benefits for all parties including sharing Yolngu knowledge through the academic community.

Our work is underpinned by a partnership document (research agreement) that we have updated several times since it was first written. Together, we have come to see our collaboration as an exchange within which all of us undergo a process of learning and transformation through co-creation. The outputs of our research collaboration highlight the transformative potential of our projects to strengthen communities and progress self-determination and reconciliation through the documentation and communication of Indigenous knowledge for non-Indigenous audiences. ??We have called ourselves Milngurr which, as the partnership document states, “we have chosen because when we work together all our ideas bubble up and we have so much to share, water bubbling up from the ground, knowledge and sharing. This is Larrwaw’ Larrwaw’ which means ideas bubbling up from deep in the well, flowing out, spilling out, pouring out. That is how it is when we are together. We talked about how we all think alike, even though we live different lives in different places. We are family now.”

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I am currently the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Development studies and the Bachelor of Development Studies (Hons), and a member of the Development Studies Program Committee. I was a member of the review committee for the Masters of Social Change and Development at the University of Newcastle, participated in the Phase 3 Grad Attributes project for development studies and was a member of the Faculty Advisory group for DCIT student marketing project. I sit on the School of Environmental and Life Sciences Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Committee and am currently the course coordinator for three courses in the School.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Cultural Geography
  • Development Studies
  • Human Geography
  • Social Geography

Teaching expertise

My teaching is focused on human geography with a specialisation in critical development studies. I am the convenor of the development studies degree at the University of Newcastle and am a lecturer in geography and development studies. I have a Graduate Certificate in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching from the University of Newcastle and have supplemented my formal qualifications in teaching with participation in programs to strengthen my teaching skills including with a year long teaching support program involving training, ongoing consultation and evaluation with the renowned Center for Instructional Development and Research at the University of Washington, USA.

Through my teaching I aim for a constructive learning environment that empowers students and facilitates them developing a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their lives. In my work as a teacher, course coordinator and convenor of the Development Studies degree at the University of Newcastle, I aim to encourage an effective learning community both within and beyond my classes. This involves building trust and respectful relationships that support diversity through course design and in the classroom. It is my aim that students develop critical thinking skills and broadly applicable competencies, and come to view themselves as empowered citizens with important contributions to make in the classroom and in broader society.

My teaching experience is informed by 15 years professional work as a practitioner and educator in group facilitation, cross-cultural awareness training and community-based environmental education working with non-government organisations and community groups in the Philippines, Cuba, Australia and the US. I value collaboration in teaching and research and place high importance in making contributions that extend beyond the classroom. Since starting at the University of Newcastle, I have developed collaborations with government, community and indigenous partners that bring students and community together through practical-based fieldwork and research. I have worked with indigenous partners and students to help evaluate educational tourism options, to collaborate on the production of educational materials (Biliru, Darwin), to develop a pilot study tour (Wagiman Women Rangers, Tjuwaliyn) and co-produce a publication on the practice and cultural importance of weaving for an indigenous cross-cultural womens program in Arnhemland (Gaywu womens program).

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, Ganambarr-Stubbs M, Ganambarr B, Maymuru D, Wright SL, et al., Welcome to My Country, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 209 (2013) [A1]
2014Wright SL, 'Food Sovereignty in Practice: A Study of Farmer-Led Sustainable Agriculture in the Philippines', Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food, University of Toronto Press, Toronto 199-227 (2014) [B1]
2014Wright SL, 'More-than-human, emergent belongings: A weak theory approach', Progress in Human Geography, 0309132514537132 (2014)
2014Wright SL, 'Resistance', The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography, SAGE, London 705-726 (2014) [B1]
2014Country B, Wright S, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, et al., ' Working with and learning from Country: decentring human author-ity', cultural geographies, (2014)

Publications

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Book (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, Ganambarr-Stubbs M, Ganambarr B, Maymuru D, Wright SL, et al., Welcome to My Country, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 209 (2013) [A1]
2009Bachmann L, Cruzada E, Wright SL, Food Security and Farmer Empowerment: A study of the Impacts of Farmer-Led Sustainable Agriculture in the Philippines, MASIPAG, Laguna, Philippines, 149 (2009) [A2]
2008Burarrwanga LL, Maymuru D, Ganambarr B, Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Weaving Lives Together at Bawaka: North East Arnhem Land, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 46 (2008) [A2]
2007O'Neill P, McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, Wright SL, Markwell KW, Momtaz S, King RA, Urban Development and the Lower Hunter: Understanding Context, Connections and Flows, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W., 359 (2007) [A2]
2007Ong'Wen O, Wright SL, Small Farmers and the Future of Sustainable Agriculture, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Berlin, 64 (2007) [A2]
2006Wright S, Primer on Intellectual Property Rights, MASIPAG (2006) [A2]
2004Yap E, Wright S, Mertineit A, Nilles B, Save our rice: Farmer-based initiatives to end hunger in Asia (2004) [A3]
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Chapter (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Wright SL, 'Food Sovereignty in Practice: A Study of Farmer-Led Sustainable Agriculture in the Philippines', Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food, University of Toronto Press, Toronto 199-227 (2014) [B1]
2014Wright SL, 'Resistance', The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography, SAGE, London 705-726 (2014) [B1]
2013Suchet-Pearson S, Wright SL, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga L, Hodge P, 'Footprints across the Beach: Beyond Researcher-Centered Methodologies', A Deeper Sense of Place: Stories and Journeys of Collaboration in Indigenous Research, Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR 21-40 (2013) [B1]
2013Wright SL, 'Emotional Geographies of Development', Development Perspectives from the Antipodes, Routledge, London (2013)
2013Lloyd K, Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Burarrwanga L, Bawaka Country, 'Reframing Development through Collaboration: towards a relational ontology of connection in Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land', Development Perspectives from the Antipodes, Routledge, London (2013)
2012Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr M, Ganambarr B, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Wright SL, 'Learning from indigenous conceptions of a connected world', Enough for all Forever: A Handbook for Learning from Sustainability, Common Ground, Illinois, USA 3-13 (2012) [B1]
2012Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, Ganambarr-Stubbs M, Ganambarr B, Maymuru D, Wright SL, et al., 'They are not voiceless', 2013 Voiceless Anthology, Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 22-39 (2012) [B2]
2008Wright SL, 'Practising hope: Learning from social movement strategies in the Philippines', Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 223-233 (2008) [B1]
2007Wright S, 'Practising hope: learning from social movement strategies in the Philippines', Fear: Critical geopolitics and everyday life, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, Hampshire, England 223-234 (2007) [B1]
2006Wright SL, 'Responding to hunger in a globalizing world: the emergence of food sovereignty', Global Food Security - An Introduction, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, India 1-10 (2006) [B1]
2003Wright S, 'Rice is life: The search for alternatives in the heartland of the Green Revolution', Regaining the land; Lessons from Farmers' Experience with Sustainable Agriculture in the Philippines., Catholic Institute for International Relations, London 75-95 (2003) [B2]
2003Wright S, Yap E, 'Rice; Our living heritage', The Custodians of Biodiversity, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Torino, 119-124 (2003) [B2]
2001Wright S, 'Strategies for change: what next?', , Zed Books (2001) [B1]
2000Wright S, 'Ethical investment and the mining industry', Ethical Investment, Choice Books, Sydney, 1-10 (2000) [B2]
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Journal article (29 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Hodge P, Wright S, Mozeley F, 'More-than-human theorising - Inclusive communities of practice in student practice-based learning', International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 10 83-102 (2014) [C1]
2014Wright S, 'Quantitative Research Performing other Worlds: lessons from sustainable agriculture in the Philippines', AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHER, 45 1-18 (2014) [C1]
2014Wright SL, Cameron J, 'Researching diverse food initiatives: from backyard and community gardens to international markets', Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability, 19 1-9 (2014) [C2]
2014Country B, Wright S, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, et al., ' Working with and learning from Country: decentring human author-ity', cultural geographies, (2014)
2014Wright SL, 'More-than-human, emergent belongings: A weak theory approach', Progress in Human Geography, 0309132514537132 (2014)
2013Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga L, 'Caring as Country: Towards an ontology of co-becoming in natural resource management', ASIA PACIFIC VIEWPOINT, 54 185-197 (2013) [C1]
2013Wright SL, 'Mundu ainaga na gatiru gake, We dance with what we have', Langscape, 2 26-33 (2013) [C2]
2012Lloyd K, Wright S, Suchet-Pearson S, Burarrwanga L, Hodge P, 'Weaving lives together: Collaborative fieldwork in North East Arnhem Land, Australia', Annales de Geographie, 121 513-524 (2012) [C1]
2012Lloyd K, Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Burarrwanga L, Country B, 'Reframing development through collaboration: Towards a relational ontology of connection in Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land', Third World Quarterly, 33 1075-1094 (2012) [C1]
2012Wright SL, 'Emotional geographies of development', Third World Quarterly, 33 1113-1127 (2012) [C1]
2012Wright SL, Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, Burarrwanga L, Tofa M, 'Telling stories in, through and with Country: Engaging with Indigenous and more-than-human methodologies at Bawaka, NE Australia', Journal of Cultural Geography, 29 39-60 (2012) [C1]
2012Lloyd K, Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Burrarwanga L, Hodge PB, 'Weaving lives together : Collaborative fieldwork in North East Arnhem Land, Australia', Annales de Géographie, 687-688 513-524 (2012) [C1]
2012Rich JL, Wright SL, Loxton DJ, ''Patience, hormone replacement therapy and rain!' Women, ageing and drought in Australia: Narratives from the mid-age cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 324-328 (2012) [C1]
2012Wright SL, Hodge PB, 'To be transformed: Emotions in cross-cultural, field-based learning in Northern Australia', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36 355-368 (2012) [C1]
2011Hodge PB, Wright SL, Barraket J, Scott M, Melville R, Richardson S, 'Revisiting 'how we learn' in academia: Practice-based learning exchanges in three Australian universities', Studies in Higher Education, 36 167-183 (2011) [C1]
2010Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, Wright SL, Burarrwanga LL, 'Stories of crossings and connections from Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land, Australia', Social and Cultural Geography, 11 702-717 (2010) [C1]
2010Wright SL, 'Cultivating beyond-capitalist economies', Economic Geography, 86 297-318 (2010) [C1]
2009Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga LL, Burarrwanga D, ''That means the fish are fat': Sharing experiences of animals through Indigenous-owned tourism', Current Issues in Tourism, 12 505-527 (2009) [C1]
2009Muller S, Power ER, Suchet-Pearson S, Wright SL, Lloyd K, ''Quarantine matters!': Quotidian relationships around quarantine in Australia's northern borderlands', Environment and Planning A, 41 780-795 (2009) [C1]
2009Mee KJ, Wright SL, 'Geographies of belonging: Why belonging? Why geography?', Environment and Planning A, 41 772-779 (2009) [C1]
2008Wright SL, 'Locating a politics of knowledge: Struggles over intellectual property in the Philippines', Australian Geographer, 39 409-426 (2008) [C1]
2008Wright SL, 'Globalizing governance: The case of intellectual property rights in the Philippines', Political Geography, 27 721-739 (2008) [C1]
2007Roberts SM, Wright SL, O'Neill P, 'Good governance in the Pacific? Ambivalence and possibility', Geoforum, 38 967-984 (2007) [C1]
2007Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, 'An interwoven learning exchange: Transforming research-teaching relationships in the top end, Northern Australia', Geographical Research, 45 150-157 (2007) [C1]
2005Wright SL, 'Knowing scale: intelle@tual property rights, knowledge spaces and the production of the global', Social & Cultural Geography, 6 903-921 (2005) [C1]
2003Wright S, 'Responding to hunger in a globalizing world: the emergence of food sovereignty (2003) [C1]
2002Wright S, 'Antipode Graduate Student Scholarship', Antipode, 34(1): 151-54, 151-154 (2002) [C1]
2002Wright S, 'Focus on the CGIAR: Public-private partnerships (2002) [C1]
2000Fannin M, Fort S, Marley J, Miller J, Wright S, 'The battle in Seattle: A response from local geographers in the midst of the WTO Ministerial', Antipode. 32(3): 215-221, 215-221 (2000) [C1]
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Conference (46 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Wright SL, 'Hope and hopelessness in resistance movements: Land reform in the Philippines', Conference abstracts, The University of Melbourne. (2014) [E3]
2014Wright SL, Tofa M, Bawaka C, Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, Ganambarr B, et al., 'Meaningful transformations with Country at Bawaka, north east Arnhem Land', Conference Abstracts, The University of Melbourne (2014) [E3]
2014Wright SL, 'Critical Development Panel', Conference abstracts, The University of Melbourne (2014)
2014Wright SL, Lloyd K, Bawaka C, Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, Ganambarr M, et al., 'Welcome to My Country', Conference abstracts, Newcastle City Hall (2014)
2013Wright SL, Bawaka C, Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, Ganambarr M, Ganambarr B, et al., 'Working with and learning from Country', Seminar Abstract, University of Newcastle (2013) [E3]
2013Wright SL, Lloyd K, Suchet- Pearson S, Bawaka C, Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, et al., 'Caring as Country: towards an ontology of co-becoming in environmental management, development studies and into the educational sphere', Seminar Abstract, Macquarie University (2013) [E3]
2013Wright SL, Bawaka C, Lloyd K, Suchet Pearson S, Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr R, et al., 'Decentering human author-ity: Working with and learning from Country', Conference abstracts, University of Sydney (2013) [E3]
2012Wright SL, Bawaka country, Burarrwanga L, Ganambarr M, Ganambarr B, Maymuru D, et al., 'Voices of country: Working with and learning from Country', IAG Conference 2012, Macquarie University, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2012Wright SL, Hodge P, Mozeley F, 'Transformative student learning in the Northern Territory ¿ lessons for WIL in cross-cultural settings.', 2012 Engagement Australia Conference Proceedings Next Steps: Community Engaged Learning, QUT, Brisbane (2012) [E3]
2012Wright SL, Lloyd S, Suchet-Pearson S, 'Reflecting on our academic collaboration as working as a pack.', Proceedings, IAG Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2012Wright SL, 'Discussant: Balancing parenting and academia: individual concerns and micro-level strategies', Conference abstracts, Inspiring Connections, Macquarie University, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2011Lewis N, Baker T, Instone LH, Mee KJ, McGuirk PM, Sherval M, et al., 'Journeying towards propositions about situated knowledge practices', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
2011Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Wright SL, Burarrwanga L, ''Nature, the land, can understand': Yolngu country, more-than-human agency and situated engagement in natural resource management', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2011 Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
2011Fisher K, Baker T, Instone LH, Mee KJ, McGuirk PM, Sherval M, et al., 'Kitchen stories: An introduction to the Situated Knowledge Production Sessions', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
2011Wright SL, 'Amid hope, despair, joy and anger: Emotional experiences of land reform in the Philippines', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2011 Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
2011Lloyd K, Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Burarrwanga L, ''We're a part of it': Knowledge making and cosmos nurturing with Bawaka country, North East Arnhem Land', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2011 Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
2010Wright SL, Lloyd S, Suchet-Pearson S, Burarrwanga L, Maymuru D, 'Patterns of belonging at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land: documenting and communicating Yolngu Hidden Mathematics to care for, and be cared for by, country', Proceedings,, Christchurch, New Zealand. (2010) [E3]
2010Wright SL, lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, 'Development Studies and Indigenous-academic research collaboration in Australia', Proceedings of the Development Studies in the Antipodes: Current Research and Praxis: An International Expert Symposium, Flinders University, Adelaide (2010) [E3]
2010Wright SL, 'Emotional Geographies of Development', Proceedings of Development Studies in the Antipodes: Current Research and Praxis: An International Expert Symposium, Flinders University, Adelaide (2010) [E3]
2010Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga L, Tofa M, 'Telling stories in, through and with country: Engaging with Indigenous and more-than-human methodologies at Bawaka, NE Australia', Proceedings of the American Association of Geographers Conference, Washington DC (2010) [E3]
2009Suchet-Pearson S, Wright SL, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga LL, Burarrwanga D, 'Reimagining relationships between people, animals and place through Indigenous-owned tourism: A case study of Bawaka cultural experiences, North East Arnhem Land, Australia', Minding Animals 2009: Oral Presentation Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Wright SL, Hall N, Switzer M, Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, Maymuru D, 'Holding it together: The integration of fibre arts and tourism in northern Australia', Proceedings,, Canberra (2009) [E3]
2009Wright SL, 'Community centred food economies: A case study of Masipag, Philippines', Proceedings, International Community Development Conference, Brisbane, Australia. (2009) [E3]
2009Muller S, Power ER, Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S, Lloyd K, '"Quarantine matters!": quotidian relationships around quarantine in Australia's northern borderlands', ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A (2009) [E3]
2008Wright SL, 'Building networks of food sovereignty in South and Southeast Asia', ISA '08 Proceedings, San Francisco, CA (2008) [E2]
2008Barraket J, Carey G, Melville R, Richardson S, Scott M, Wright SL, 'Universities as civic institutions: The impacts of practice-based learning exchange on students, third sector organizations and academic staff', ISTR 2008: Conference Abstracts, Barcelona, Spain (2008) [E3]
2008Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga LL, 'Weaving together: Participation and change in North East Arnhem Land, Australia', Connecting People, Participation & Place: An International Conference of Participatory Geographies: Conference Paper Abstracts, Durham, UK (2008) [E3]
2008Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, Wright SL, Burarrwanga LL, 'Weaving and working together: Collaborative fieldwork narratives in North East Arnhem Land, Australia', -, Arras, France (2008) [E3]
2008Wright SL, 'Food sovereignty and an ontology of proliferation', Proceedings, Symposium on Private Governance in the Agro-Food System, Munster, Germany (2008)
2007Wright SL, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, 'Educational tourism and learning exchanges with Indigenous tour operators in the Northern Territory', Proceedings of the 17th Annual CAUTHE Conference, Manly, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, Wright SL, 'Decentring Fortress Australia: Borderland geographies as relational spaces', Proceedings of the ARCRNSISS Methodology, Tools and Techniques and Spatial Theory Paradigm Forums Workshop, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Wright SL, 'Extra-territoriality and the politics of intellectual property', 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Meeting Program, San Francisco, USA (2007) [E3]
2007Suchert-Pearson S, Wright SL, Lloyd K, 'Stories of crossings and connections in Bawaka, North-East Arnhemland', Abstracts - Contemporary Geography for Australia. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E3]
2007Wright SL, Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, 'Weaving baskets, weaving stories together in North Australia: reflections on the process of joint authorship', Proceedings, IGU Commission on Indigenous Peoples¿ Knowledge and Rights, Taipei, Taiwan (2007)
2006Wright S, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, 'Learning exchanges in Australia's northern borderlands: reciprocity, mutuality and ethical approaches to research and teaching', International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Roberts S, Wright S, O''Neill P, 'Good Governance in the Pacific: An Examination of Process and Meaning', Abstracts, International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006O''Neill P, Wright S, Roberts S, 'Competing views of the Pacific island economies', International Geographical Union Conference, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005Wright SL, 'Weaving a Globalization from below', Edited Volume of Proceedings Cuerta Conferencia Internacional de Geografia Critica, Mexico City, Mexico (2005) [E2]
2005Suchet-Pearson S, Lloye K, Wright SL, 'Borderland geographies: the excision of Melville Island in policy and practice', Abstracts, UNE, Armidale, Australia (2005) [E3]
2004Wright S, 'Harvesting knowledge: the contested terrain of intellectual property rights in the Philippines', Abstracts, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, Australia (2004) [E1]
2003Wright SL, 'Strategies for food security: putting biotech industry claims in context', Proceedings, Symposium on Genetic Engineering and GMOs, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines (2003)
2002Wright S, 'Seeds of dissent: Intellectual property rights, rice and globalization in the Philippines', Abstracts, Social Science Research Council fellows meeting, Moscow, Russia (2002) [E1]
2002Wright S, 'Action research methods in the Social Sciences', Abstracts, First National Peasants-Scientists Conference, UPLB College, Laguna, Philippines (2002) [E1]
2001Wright S, 'Gardening for the revolution: urban food production, space and knowledge in post Soviet era Cuba', Abstracts, American Association of Geographers, New York (2001)
2001Wright SL, 'Seeds of Dissent: Intellectual Property Rights, Rice and Globalization in the Philippines.', Proceedings, Land Institute Symposium, Kansas, USA. (2001)
2000Wright SL, 'More World, Less Bank: Movement, movement and the movement in Seattle and Washington DC', Abstracts, The International Critical Geographers Website, Taegu, South Korea (2000)
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Barraket J, Melville R, Wright SL, Scott M, Richardson S, Carey G, et al., 'Engaging with learning: Understanding the impact of practice based learning exchange', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 47 (2009) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants22
Total funding$509,948

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2014 (1 grants)

Closing other gaps: Yolngu perspectives on and proposals for two-ways learning to improve intercultural communication and policy$72,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Dr Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Doctor Sarah Wright, Dr Kate Lloyd
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$72,00020142016
GNo:G1400516

2013 (1 grants)

Two-ways learning as a foundation for inter-cultural communication: Yol?u challenges to dominant frameworks (9201201083)$25,000
Funding Body: Macquarie University

SchemeRole
MU Safety NetInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020132013
GNo:185508261

2011 (2 grants)

A case of apples and oranges? Can learning in one Indigenous community be applied to policy and programs in other communities?$10,000
Funding Body: .

SchemeRole
.Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112012
GNo:185544805

Cross-cultural learning through WIL in the Northern Territory$6,730
Funding Body: .

SchemeRole
.Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,73020112012
GNo:185544797

2010 (1 grants)

Strategic support to enhance collaborations and grants performances$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Pauline McGuirk, Associate Professor Jenny Cameron, Doctor Lesley Instone, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Meg Sherval, Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020102010
GNo:G1000678

2009 (4 grants)

Places of Crossing and Connection in Australia’s Northern Border Region$19,853
Funding Body: Macquarie University

SchemeRole
MU Safety NetInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,85320092010
GNo:185508269

Places of crossing and connection in Australia's northern border region$10,000
Funding Body: .

SchemeRole
.Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020092010
GNo:185544821

Re-imagining Australia's northern borderlands$9,410
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,41020092009
GNo:G0190551

Weaving Lives Together$6,000
Funding Body: Arts NT

SchemeRole
Small grants schemeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020092009
GNo:185508290

2008 (1 grants)

Places of Crossing and Connection in Australia’s Northern Border Region$19,734
Funding Body: Macquarie University

SchemeRole
MU Safety NetInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,73420082009
GNo:185508280

2007 (2 grants)

Engaging with learning: understanding the impacts of practice based learning exchange$35,281
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,28120072008
GNo:G0188469

2007 Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Hilton, San Francisco, USA, 17/4/2207 - 21/4/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187630

2006 (1 grants)

International Georgraphical Union 2006 Brisbane Conference and joint meeting of the Institute of Australian Georaphers and the New Zealand Georgraphical Society 3-7 July 2006$740
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$74020062006
GNo:G0186623

2005 (4 grants)

Urban Research Development Project$150,000
Funding Body: Newcastle Innovation

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip O'Neill, Professor Pauline McGuirk, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Associate Professor Kevin Markwell, Doctor Sarah Wright, Doctor Salim Momtaz
SchemeRole
Administered ResearchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,00020052006
GNo:G0187935

Tourism and identity in Australia's northern borderlands$9,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020052005
GNo:G0185532

International Conference of Critical Geography, 8-12 January 2005, Mexico$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020052005
GNo:G0184950

Intellectual Property Rights and food security$2,000
Funding Body: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

SchemeRole
Dissemination of research resultsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020052005
GNo:18057955

2004 (1 grants)

Reducing conflict over land in the Philippines$15,000
Funding Body: Social Science Research Council (SSRC), USA

SchemeRole
Award - Global Secuirty and Cooperation (competitive grant scheme)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020042005
GNo:18058002

2002 (1 grants)

Fellowship, Program on Global Security and Cooperation$85,000
Funding Body: Social Science Research Council

SchemeRole
Fellowship, Program on Global Security and CooperationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$85,00020022004
GNo:18058071

2001 (3 grants)

Intellectual Property Rights, Rice and Globalization in the Philippines$10,000
Funding Body: Institute for the Study of World Politics

SchemeRole
FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020012002
GNo:18058129

Small research award for conducting substantial dissertation research$5,000
Funding Body: Northwest Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies

SchemeRole
Small research grantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020012001
GNo:18058211

Social and ethical implications of biotechnology in the Philippines$5,000
Funding Body: University of Washington

SchemeRole
Chester Fritz AwardChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020012001
GNo:18058161
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.55

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122021PhD (Human Geography)Co-SupervisorA Failure of Compassion? Unpacking the Binaries Associated with Asylum Seeker Identity
20112020PhD (Human Geography)Principal SupervisorCritical and Social Movement Relevant Research with Autonomy-Oriented Social Movements
20102016PhD (Human Geography)Co-SupervisorFood Sovreignty: Lineaments of Non-Capitalist Economies
19982007PHD Human Geography
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorGovernance of Labour Practices in the Production Networks of Transnational Corporations: the Case of Nike Inc.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Human Geography)Principal SupervisorEmotional Orientalisms: A Postcolonial Study of Emotions in HIV and AIDS Development Work in PNG
2014PhD (Gender & Health)Co-SupervisorThe Nature of Things: An Interdisciplinary Investigation Into the Experiences and Impacts of Drought For Three Generations of Australian Women
2011PhD (Human Geography)Principal SupervisorPost-human Geographies of the Southern Ocean
2009PhD (Human Geography)Principal SupervisorDevelopment Discourse and the Postcolonial Challenge - The Case of Fiji's Aid Industry
2008PhD (Human Geography)Sole SupervisorRewriting the Rules - The Anti-Sweatshop Movement; Nike, Reebok and Adidas' Participation in Voluntary Labour Regulation; and Workers' Rights to Form Trade Unions and Bargain Collectively
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Dr Sarah Wright

Work Phone(02) 4921 7157
Fax(02) 4921 5877
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Development Studies
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaGeography and Environmental Studies
Office
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Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/sarah-wright