Randi Irwin – Deakin SSN Visiting Scholar 2022

The Deakin Science & Society Network is pleased to announce that our 2022 Visiting Scholar is Randi Irwin.

Randi Irwin is a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle. An anthropologist interested in energy, her research attends to the intersections of resource extraction, land rights, and sovereignty by exploring the ways in which colonial and settler state infrastructure is resisted and countered (Western Sahara) or reinforced and protected (Australia). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (US) and has been published in The London Review of International Law, The Journal of North African Studies, and Citizenship Studies.

The SSN Visiting Scholar Program is designed to provide one emerging scholar engaged in exciting interdisciplinary research an opportunity to be hosted at any School, Strategic Research Centre or Institute of Deakin University for a period of 1-2 months. Applications are now open for the 2023 program.