WHO ARE WE?
Emeritus Professor Linda Barwick is a musicologist, specialising in the study of Australian First Nations musics, immigrant musics and the digital humanities, particularly archiving and repatriation of ethnographic field recordings as a site of interaction between researchers and cultural heritage communities. Linda has studied community music practices through fieldwork in Australia, Italy and the Philippines.
Tiriki Onus is a Yorta Yorta man, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne. He is a successful visual artist, curator and opera singer and has performed at dozens of venues around Australia
Jacqueline Shea Murphy is associate professor in the dance department at UC Riverside, where she teaches courses in critical dance studies and in Iyengar yoga. Shea Murphy has been part of building relationships over two decades, by engaging with Native American and Indigenous dance in the U.S., Canada, and Aotearoa (New Zealand). Shea Murphy holds a Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley.
Amanda Harris is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Director of the Sydney Unit of digital archive PARADISEC (Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures). Amanda is interested in hearing the voices of those often excluded from conventional music histories through collaborative research focused on gender and musical cultures.
Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker was born in Darwin and is of Alyawarra decent, from the Barkly tablelands region of the Northern Territory. He has been involved in advocacy, policy development, research and negotiations at the local, national and international level.
Dr Sally Treloyn (PhD Ethnomusicology, USYD) is an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology and Intercultural Research in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. As Co-Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Arts and Cultures at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, Sally plays a strategic role in the Indigenous research and research training agenda of the Faculty.
Professor Jakelin Troy's research interest are currently focussed on documenting, describing and reviving Indigenous languages of Australia and Pakistan. Jakelin is also interested in the use of Indigenous research methodologies and community engaged research practises. Jakey is Aboriginal Australian and her community is Ngarigu of the Snowy Mountains in south eastern Australia.
Matt Poll has worked in museums and art galleries for nearly 20 years. For the past seven years, he has been the Assistant Curator of the Macleay Museum Indigenous Heritage Collections as well as the University of Sydney Repatriation Project Officer.
Dr Sharon Huebner is a multi-disciplinary researcher in the complex spaces of relational collaborations, politics of agency, applied ethics and Indigenous principles, practices and governance. She is a recipient of an Australian Research Council (ARC), Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) at the Australian National University 2022-24 and holds a PhD from Monash University, Australia, 2016.
Laura Case is a PhD candidate in musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she also works as a university tutor and research assistant. She is a descendent of the Wiradjuri people in Central West New South Wales and a classical violinist with over 20 years of experience.
Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan is an ethnomusicologist, anthropological linguist, singer and musician with a broad research interest in many aspects of music, language, culture and performance. They are an Honorary Associate at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Collaborator at the Centre of Linguistics at the University of Lisbon.
PARADISEC (the Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) is a digital archive of records for some of the many small cultures and languages of the world. Our research group has developed models to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested communities