Emeritus Professor Stephen Muecke

Emeritus Professor Stephen Muecke

Emeritus Professor

BA (Hons)(Monash) Mès.L.(Paris), PhD (WA)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages


Stephen Muecke is Professor of Ethnography at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, where he is part of the Environmental Humanities programme. He has written extensively on Indigenous Australia, especially in the Kimberley, and on the Indian Ocean. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and an Adjunct professor at the Nulungu Institute, Notre Dame University, Broome. He is the author, editor or translator of 31 books, and 31 refereed articles since 2000. He has supervised 69 research theses, Honours to PhD, and is a creative writer (fictocritical writing, poetry) with several shortlistings and prizes.




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2021-23 ARC LP210301390 Lead CI Prof Anne Poelina. “Intergenerational cultural transfer of Indigenous knowledges,” $700,411.00

2022-25, ARC DP220101258 “Narrative Ecologies of Warragamba Dam,” lead CI Thom van Dooren, University of Sydney, $472, 000.

2020-2024 Revitalising Country: The Lurujarri and Tjilbruke Walking Trails” ARC SR200200977, $256, 800.

Joe in the Andamans and Other Fictocritical Stories, Shortlisted for
2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature in the Innovation Category.

 Finalist, 2005 Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize.

 Centenary Medal 2002, For Service to Australian Society and the Humanities in the Study of Aboriginal Philosophy.

 Gularabulu, Short-listed for the National Book Council Awards, 1983.

 Reading the Country, Non-fiction prize for the West Australian Week Literary Awards, 1985. Short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 1985.

 Paperbark, Highly Commended in the 1990 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Awards.

 “Australia, for example,” Commended in Island/North Broken Hill Peko Essay competition, 1993/4.

 No Road   Short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 1997. Short-listed for the The Age Book of the Year, 1997. Highly Commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literature Awards, 1997.

 About this little devil and this little fella, Shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, 1999.


Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities