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Professor Michael Christie

Professor Michael Christie

Michael is a Principal Researcher with Northern Institute and heads the Contemporary Indigenous Governance and Knowledge Systems research team.

Professor Christie worked in Yolŋu communities as a teacher linguist in the 1970s and 1980s, and started the Yolŋu Studies program at Northern Territory University (now CDU) in 1994.

 After working within the Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the School of Education, he moved to the Northern Institute in 2010.

Michael's current research interests cover a range of collaborative transdisciplinary projects in Indigenous contexts which involve careful investigation into diverse knowledge practices and methods.

A key part of collaborative transdisciplinary methodology is avoiding simplification into received categories, and maintaining research websites has become a key aspect of that work. 

Research Interests:

  • Yolngu languages and culture
  • Yolngu philosophy and education
  • transdisciplinary and Indigenous research

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