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Dr Sarah Wright

Associate Professor

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Geography and Environmental Studies)

Career Summary

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.

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.

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).

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.

Collaborations
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.”


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Cultural Geography
  • Development Studies
  • Food sovereignty
  • Human Geography
  • Indigenous ontologies of co-becoming
  • Post-colonial studies
  • Social Geography
  • Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • critical development studies

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160403Social and Cultural Geography75
160499Human Geography not elsewhere classified5
200209Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2002 - 1/03/2004FellowSocial Sciences Research Council
Program on Global Security and Cooperation
Australia
1/08/1999 - 1/08/2004Casual AcademicUniversity of Washington
Department of Geography
United States
1/08/1997 - 1/07/1999Research CoordinatorMineral Policy Institute
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - NSW Geographical AssociationNSW Geographical Association
Australia
Member - Association of American GeographersAssociation of American Geographers
United States
Member - Institute of Australian GeographersInstitute of Australian Geographers
Australia

Awards

Honours

YearAward
2014Shortlisted: Best Educational Publishing
Unknown
2013Academic Staff Excellence Award
Unknown
2012Best Community Engagement (Honourable mention)
Unknown
2007Best Full Paper
Unknown

Research Award

YearAward
2014Eva Powell Award for Best Information Book (Honour book)
Unknown
2004Edward Ullman Award for outstanding contribution to written scholarship
University of Washington
2002Social Science Research Council Fellowship
Unknown
2001Antipode graduate student scholarship
Unknown
2001Fellowship
Unknown
2001Chester Fritz Award for international study and exchange
University of Washington

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2005Lecture series to six prominent Filipino universities and policy institutes
Organisation: Hosted by MASIPAG Description: I was invited to conduct a lecture series in the Philippines presenting at six prominent Filipino universities and policy institutes: the University of the Philippines, Diliman; the University of the Philippines, Los Banos; Miriam College; the University of Makati; the Health Alliance for Democracy, and, the Centre for Environmental Concern.
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Publications

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


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]
Co-authorsPauline Mcguirk, Salim Momtaz, Robert King
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
2015Fisher K, Williams M, Fitzherbert S, Instone L, Duffy M, Wright S, et al., 'Writing difference differently', New Zealand Geographer, 71 18-33 (2015)

This paper investigates the writing of situated knowledge and explores the possibilities of enacting difference by writing differently. We present a selection of research stories in which carrier bags, sounds, baskets, gardens and potatoes are interpreted less as objects of research or metaphors to aid in analysing phenomena, than as mediators of the stories. Our stories emphasise the ontological politics of engaging with and representing the relational, the messy, the spontaneous, the unpredictable, the non-human and bodily experiences. These stories demonstrate how writing is performative and how it is integral to the production of knowledge.

DOI10.1111/nzg.12077
Co-authorsLesley Instone
2015Country 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, 22 269-283 (2015)

In this paper, we invite you night fishing for wäkun at Bawaka, an Indigenous homeland in North East Arnhem Land, Australia. As we hunt wäkun, we discuss our work as an Indigenous and non-Indigenous, human and more-than-human research collective trying to attend deeply to the messages we send and receive from, with and as a part of Country. The wäkun, and all the animals, plants, winds, processes, things, dreams and people that emerge together in nourishing, co-constitutive ways to create Bawaka Country, are the author-ity of our research. Our reflection is both methodological and ontological as we aim to attend deeply to Country and deliberate on what a Yol¿u ontology of co-becoming, that sees everything as knowledgeable, vital and interconnected, might mean for the way academics do research. We discuss a methodology of attending underpinned by a relational ethics of care. Here, care stems from an awareness of our essential co-constitution as we care for, and are cared for by, the myriad human and more-than-human becomings that emerge together to create Bawaka. We propose that practising relational research requires researchers to open themselves up to the reality of their connections with the world, and consider what it means to live as part of the world, rather than distinct from it. We end with a call to go beyond ¿human¿ geography to embrace a more-than-human geography, a geography of co-becoming.

DOI10.1177/1474474014539248
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2014Wright SL, 'More-than-human, emergent belongings: A weak theory approach', Progress in Human Geography, 0309132514537132 (2014)
DOI10.1177/0309132514537132
2014Wright S, 'Quantitative Research Performing other Worlds: lessons from sustainable agriculture in the Philippines', AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHER, 45 1-18 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00049182.2014.869293Author URL
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]
DOI10.1080/13549839.2013.835096
Co-authorsJenny Cameron
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]

How might deeply embodied student experiences and nonhuman agency change the way we think about learning theory? Pushing the conceptual boundaries of practice-based learning and communities of practice, this chapter draws on student experiential fieldwork 'on Country' with Indigenous people in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia, to explore the peculiar silence when it comes to more-than-human1 features of situated learning models. As students engage with, and learn from, Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies, they become open to the ways their learning is co-produced in and with place. The chapter builds a case for an inclusive conceptualisation of communities of practice, one that takes seriously the material performativity of nonhuman actors - rock art, animals, plants and emotions in the 'situatedness' of socio-cultural contexts. As a co-participant in the students' community of practice, the more-than-human forms part of the process of identity formation and actively helps students learn. To shed light on the student experiences we employ Leximancer, a software tool that provides visual representations of the qualitative data drawn from focus groups with students and field diaries. Copyright © 2014 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

DOI10.1108/S1479-3628(2014)0000010010
2013Wright SL, 'Mundu ainaga na gatiru gake, We dance with what we have', Langscape, 2 26-33 (2013) [C2]
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]
DOI10.1111/apv.12018Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 6
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]
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]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2012Wright SL, 'Emotional geographies of development', Third World Quarterly, 33 1113-1127 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
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]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
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]
CitationsScopus - 15
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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsJane Rich, Deborah Loxton
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]
DOI10.1080/03075070903501895
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 8
2010Wright SL, 'Cultivating beyond-capitalist economies', Economic Geography, 86 297-318 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1944-8287.2010.01074.x
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 4
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]
DOI10.1080/14649365.2010.508598
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2009Mee KJ, Wright SL, 'Geographies of belonging: Why belonging? Why geography?', Environment and Planning A, 41 772-779 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1068/a41364
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 21
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]
DOI10.1068/a40196
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]
DOI10.1080/13683500903042907
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2008Wright SL, 'Locating a politics of knowledge: Struggles over intellectual property in the Philippines', Australian Geographer, 39 409-426 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00049180802419104
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2008Wright SL, 'Globalizing governance: The case of intellectual property rights in the Philippines', Political Geography, 27 721-739 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.polgeo.2008.08.004
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2007Roberts SM, Wright SL, O'Neill P, 'Good governance in the Pacific? Ambivalence and possibility', Geoforum, 38 967-984 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.geoforum.2007.04.003
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 13
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]
DOI10.1111/j.1745-5871.2007.00444.x
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 10
2005Wright SL, 'Knowing scale: intelle@tual property rights, knowledge spaces and the production of the global', Social & Cultural Geography, 6 903-921 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14649360500353350
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 14
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, 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, 'Hope and hopelessness in resistance movements: Land reform in the Philippines', Conference abstracts, The University of Melbourne. (2014) [E3]
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, 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]
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]
2012Wright SL, 'Discussant: Balancing parenting and academia: individual concerns and micro-level strategies', Conference abstracts, Inspiring Connections, Macquarie University, Sydney (2012) [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, 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, 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Co-authorsPauline Mcguirk, Meg Sherval, Lesley Instone
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]
Co-authorsPauline Mcguirk, Lesley Instone, Meg Sherval
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]
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, 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, 'Emotional Geographies of Development', Proceedings of Development Studies in the Antipodes: Current Research and Praxis: An International Expert Symposium, Flinders University, Adelaide (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]
DOI10.1068/a40196Author URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
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, 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]
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, 'Food sovereignty and an ontology of proliferation', Proceedings, Symposium on Private Governance in the Agro-Food System, Munster, Germany (2008)
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)
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]
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]
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]
2005Suchet-Pearson S, Lloye K, Wright SL, 'Borderland geographies: the excision of Melville Island in policy and practice', Abstracts, UNE, Armidale, Australia (2005) [E3]
2005Wright SL, 'Weaving a Globalization from below', Edited Volume of Proceedings Cuerta Conferencia Internacional de Geografia Critica, Mexico City, Mexico (2005) [E2]
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, 'Action research methods in the Social Sciences', Abstracts, First National Peasants-Scientists Conference, UPLB College, Laguna, Philippines (2002) [E1]
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]
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

Summary

Number of grants22
Total funding$509,948

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20141 grants / $72,000

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)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDr Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Doctor Sarah Wright, Dr Kate Lloyd
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400516
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20131 grants / $25,000

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

Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding bodyMacquarie University
Project Team
SchemeMU Safety Net
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20112 grants / $16,730

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

Funding bodyUnknown
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2012
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Cross-cultural learning through WIL in the Northern Territory$6,730

Funding bodyUnknown
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2012
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20101 grants / $10,000

Strategic support to enhance collaborations and grants performances$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Pauline McGuirk, Associate Professor Jenny Cameron, Doctor Lesley Instone, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Meg Sherval, Doctor Sarah Wright
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000678
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20094 grants / $45,263

Places of Crossing and Connection in Australia’s Northern Border Region$19,853

Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding bodyMacquarie University
Project Team
SchemeMU Safety Net
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding bodyMacquarie University
Project Team
SchemeMU Safety Net
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Re-imagining Australia's northern borderlands$9,410

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sarah Wright
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190551
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Weaving Lives Together$6,000

Funding body: Arts NT

Funding bodyArts NT
Project Team
SchemeSmall grants scheme
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20081 grants / $19,734

Places of Crossing and Connection in Australia’s Northern Border Region$19,734

This project advances understandings of Australia's northern border region by investigating historical and contemporary links between norther Australia and the Indonesian archipelago. It maps key material, cultural and information flows and reconsiders the roles that borders play in creating and maintaining social identity at different scales.
Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding bodyMacquarie University
Project Team
SchemeMU Safety Net
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2009
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20072 grants / $36,981

Engaging with learning: understanding the impacts of practice based learning exchange$35,281

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project TeamDoctor Sarah Wright
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188469
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sarah Wright
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187630
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $740

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sarah Wright
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186623
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20054 grants / $163,500

Urban Research Development Project$150,000

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamAssociate Professor Phillip O'Neill, Professor Pauline McGuirk, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Associate Professor Kevin Markwell, Doctor Sarah Wright, Doctor Salim Momtaz
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0187935
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Tourism and identity in Australia's northern borderlands$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sarah Wright
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185532
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

International Conference of Critical Geography, 8-12 January 2005, Mexico$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sarah Wright
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184950
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Intellectual Property Rights and food security$2,000

Funding body: Social Science Research Council (SSRC), USA

Funding bodySocial Science Research Council (SSRC), USA
Project Team
SchemeDissemination of research results
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20041 grants / $15,000

Reducing conflict over land in the Philippines$15,000

Funding body: Social Science Research Council (SSRC), USA

Funding bodySocial Science Research Council (SSRC), USA
Project Team
SchemeAward - Global Secuirty and Cooperation (competitive grant scheme)
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20021 grants / $85,000

Fellowship, Program on Global Security and Cooperation$85,000

Funding body: Social Sciences Research Council

Funding bodySocial Sciences Research Council
Project Team
SchemeFellowship, Program on Global Security and Cooperation
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2004
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20013 grants / $20,000

Intellectual Property Rights, Rice and Globalization in the Philippines$10,000

Funding body: Institute for the Study of World Politics

Funding bodyInstitute for the Study of World Politics
Project Team
SchemeFellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2002
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

Small research award for conducting substantial dissertation research$5,000

Funding body: Northwest Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies

Funding bodyNorthwest Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies
Project Team
SchemeSmall research grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

Social and ethical implications of biotechnology in the Philippines$5,000

Funding body: University of Washington

Funding bodyUniversity of Washington
Project Team
SchemeChester Fritz Award
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012A Failure of Compassion? Unpacking the Binaries Associated with Asylum Seeker Identity
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011Critical and Social Movement Relevant Research with Autonomy-Oriented Social Movements
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2010Food Sovreignty: Lineaments of Non-Capitalist Economies
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
1998Governance of Labour Practices in the Production Networks of Transnational Corporations: the Case of Nike Inc.
Human Geography, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Emotional Orientalisms: A Postcolonial Study of Emotions in HIV and AIDS Development Work in PNG
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014The Nature of Things: An Interdisciplinary Investigation Into the Experiences and Impacts of Drought For Three Generations of Australian Women
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Post-human Geographies of the Southern Ocean
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2009Development Discourse and the Postcolonial Challenge - The Case of Fiji's Aid Industry
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2008Rewriting 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
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Sarah Wright

Position

Associate Professor
Development Studies
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Geography and Environmental Studies

Contact Details

Emailsarah.wright@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 7157
Fax(02) 4921 5877

Office

RoomSRR 216
BuildingSocial Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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