Dr Timothy Heffernan
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Timothy Heffernan

Ph.D. Social Science (Anthropology); BA&SS (Hons, Class 1)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Timothy Heffernan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Built Environment. Trained as a social anthropologist, Tim has worked with Australian and European communities affected by event-based hardship, including environmental and economic crisis.

Tim’s research is focused on the lived experience of event-based hardship, particularly the nexus between how a crisis is experienced and how communities transition out of collective hardship and move towards states of recovery. Community belonging, the importance of kinship bonds, and resilience-building after a crisis are central themes in Tim's research.


The Red Centre Building
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Heffernan T, 2022, 'Economic Anthropology in View of the Global Financial Crisis', in The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Human Sciences, Springer Nature Singapore, pp. 457 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-7255-2_14
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Heffernan T, 2021, 'Economic Anthropology in View of the Global Financial Crisis', in McCallum D (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Human Sciences, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4106-3_14-1
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Heffernan T, 2020, 'Crisis and belonging: Protest voices and empathic solidarity in post-economic collapse iceland', Religions, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rel11010022
    Journal articles | 2020
    Heffernan T, 2020, '“Where Is the New Constitution?” Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland', Conflict and Society, vol. 6, pp. 236 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/arcs.2020.060114
    Journal articles | 2020
    Heffernan T; Pawlak M, 2020, 'Crisis futures: The affects and temporalities of economic collapse in Iceland', History and Anthropology, vol. 31, pp. 314 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02757206.2020.1762589
    Journal articles | 2019
    Heffernan T, 2019, 'Messy Europe: crisis, race, and nation-state in a postcolonial world', SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, vol. 27, pp. 122 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12618
    Journal articles | 2019
    Heffernan T, 2019, '“Gambling Debt: Iceland’s Rise and Fall in the Global Economy” E. Paul Durrenberger and Gísli Pálsson Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2014', Student Anthropologist, vol. 6, pp. 82 - 83, https://studentanthropologist.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/heffernan.-book-review.-sa-2019.pdf
  • Reports | 2016
    Kennett R; Tran T; Heffernan T; Strelnikow L, 2016, Livelihood values in Indigenous cultural fishing: Report of a meeting with Indigenous cultural fishers on the south coast of NSW, Canberra, ACT
    Reports | 2015
    Kennett R; Tran T; Talbot L; Heffernan T; Barton M, 2015, Implementing native title: Indigenous leadership in land and water livelihoods, AIATSIS, Canberra, https://aiatsis.gov.au/publication/35072

2020 Fellow, Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies