Exploring creativity and communication across cultures and generations.
BA(Curtin) BA(Hons)(UWA) PhD(Murdoch) FAHA FASSA
Professor Anna Haebich is a multi-award winning scholar known for her interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research. Her career combines university teaching, research, centre directorship, curatorship, visual arts practice, creative writing and work with Aboriginal communities. Her book, Broken Circles: Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000, is seen as the first national history of the Stolen Generations.
In addition to her work in Curtin’s Faculty of Humanities, Professor Haebich is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and Australian Academy of Humanities, and is a member of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions’ Advisory Board.
Formerly, she was Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Humanities, member of the Research Committee of the Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and a research intensive professor and the foundation Director of the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas at Griffith University. She was also the Griffith United Nartions Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Orbicom Chair. There, she sought to think of creative applications of new technology to build cultural diversity, and lead the Griffith Research Program ‘Creative for Life’, which addressed creativity across cultures and generations. In 2015, in recognition of her contributions to Australian scholarship, Professor Haebich was acknowledged as one of Australia’s 20 leading humanities scholars in the Australian Academy of the Humanities publication, The Power of the Humanities.
Professor Haebich was originally awarded the John Curtin Distinguished Professor title in 2011 and was then nominated for a consecutive period in 2016.