Dr Sally Babidge

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 53286


Research Interests

  • Water, Indigenous Peoples and the ethics of resource extraction
    This long term ethnographic project examines water use, extraction, protection and relations among human actors and the water itself, as these dynamics play out in the Salar de Atacama area, northern Chile.


  • Graduate Certificate of Education, JCU
  • Doctor of Philosophy, JCU


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Book Chapter

  • Babidge, Sally (2015). Who belongs in the nation?. In Fiona Foley, Louise Martin-Chew and Fiona Nicoll (Ed.), Courting Blakness: recalibrating knowledge in the sandstone university (pp. 112-117) St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Babidge, Sally (2011). The proof of native title connection in absentia. In Toni Bauman and Gaynor Macdonald (Ed.), Unsettling anthropology: The demands of native title on worn concepts and changing lives (pp. 82-99) Canberra, ACT, Australia: AIATSIS.

  • Babidge, Sally and Dressler, Wolfram (2010). Identity, difference, and development. In Robert A. Denemark (Ed.), The International Studies encyclopedia (pp. 3576-3594) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190846626.013.23

  • Babidge, S. (2008). Death, family and disrespect in a northern Queensland town. In K. Glaskin, M. Tonkinson, Y. Musharbash and V. Burbank (Ed.), Mortality, Mourning and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia (pp. 137-152) Surrey UK: Ashgate.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Trigger, David, Babidge, Sally, Oertierra, Anna, Ross, Annie and Hafner, Diane (2012). Cars, museums, collecting: objects and the nature of heritage. In: Culture and context in a material world: Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2012. Australian Anthropological Society Conference, St Lucia, Qld, Australia, (115-116). 26-29 September 2012.

  • Babidge, Sally (2011). Comparing informal and formal community-company relations. In: Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining. First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining (SR Mining 2011), Santiago Chile, (). 19-21 October 2011.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision