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The Australian National University

Ms Elise Adams

Position: PhD candidate in Anthropology


Research Interests: My research interests revolve around urban anthropology and marginalised populations. My Master thesis, completed at McGill University in Montreal, was entitled The Role of Socio-economic Strategies in the Childbearing Decisions of Anglophone Women in Montreal, Quebec. My Honours thesis, completed at the University of Central Florida, was entitled No Place to Go: Displaced Women and Their Children.

Thesis title: The Colonisation of an Aboriginal Corporation

Taking an Aboriginal corporation in western Sydney as a starting point, this work examines the structural conditions of government funding for Indigenous-specific service delivery and the broader institutional frameworks within which Indigenous corporations must operate.

2010-2011 Indigenous Officer for ANU's Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) 
2010-2011 College of Arts and Social Sciences Representative for ANU's Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) 
2008-2009 General Representative for ANU's Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) 
2006-2007 Vice-President of Conferences for McGill’s Arts Graduate Student Society 
2006-2007 Anthropology Department Representative for the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill 
2006-2007 Co-Organizer of the STANDD Speaker Series, McGill University 
Awards received: 
2008-2011 Australian Postgraduate Award 
2006 McGill Graduate Studies Fellowship 
2005-2006 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar 
2002 and 2003 University of Central Florida Honors Scholarship 

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