Dr Peter Phipps

Dr Peter Phipps is a senior lecturer in Global Studies at RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. He is also Director of the Honours program and a founding member and on the executive of the Centre for Global Research.

Peter undertook postgraduate training in cultural anthropology at the University of California Berkeley, and completed a PhD on the cultural politics of postcolonial theory in the School of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Enquiry at the University of Melbourne.

Peter has published a number of book chapters, industry reports, policy recommendations and articles on Indigenous festivals, tourism and the politics of cultural globalisation. He has consulted to a number of organisations and government bodies including the PNG Department for Community Development, ATSIC, ATSIAB (Australia Council), UNDP (Sarajevo) and the Yothu Yindi Foundation. Most recently he wrote on ethnic cultural precincts for the City of Melbourne and Victorian Multicultural Commission, and a project at Warlayirti Art centre in the West Australian desert.

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