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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Professional interests and links to industry
Institute of Postcolonial Studies
Australian Anthropological Society
National Tertiary Education Union
Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council
City of Melbourne
City of Moreland
Victorian Multicultural Commission
PNG Department for Community Development
Yothu Yindi Foundation
Warlayirti Art centre, Balgo WA
Local-Global: Studies in Community Sustainability, RMIT, Melbourne.
Editorial Advisory Board and Associate Editor, International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Common Ground, Illinois.
- Lee, J.,Halilovich, H.,Landau-Ward, A.,Phipps, P.,Sutcliffe, R. (2019). Monsters of Modernity: Global Icons for Our Critical Condition, Kismet Press, Leeds, United Kingddom
- Dekker, K.,Lee, J.,Phipps, P. (2018). Collective Civic Action in Multicultural Neighbourhoods: Two Cases in Melbourne In: Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 109, 499 - 512
- Krone, G.,Pollock, D.,Judd, B.,Phipps, P.,Assoulin, E. (2017). Ngapartji Ngapartji: finding ethical approaches to research involving Indigenous Peoples, Australian perspectives In: Ab-Original, 1, 17 - 41
- Phipps, P. (2016). Indigenous festivals in Australia: performing the postcolonial In: Ethnos, 81, 683 - 696
- Phipps, P. (2016). Performing Indigenous sovereignties across the Pacific In: Touring Pacific Cultures, ANU Press, Canberra, Australia
- Halilovich, H.,Phipps, P. (2015). Atentat! Contested histories at the one hundredth anniversary of the Sarajevo assassination In: Communication, Politics and Culture, 48, 29 - 40
- Phipps, P. (2015). Port Moresby: contesting tradition, identity and urbanization In: Searching for Community: Melbourne to Delhi, Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
- Robertson, S.,Phipps, P.,Svoboda, P. (2013). Gentrification, immigration and community cohesion in Melbourne's multicultural north In: Scanlon Foundation Melbourne, Australia
- Phipps, P. (2011). Performing culture as political strategy: The garma festival, north east Arnhem land In: Festival Places: Revitalising Rural Australia, Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK
- Phipps, P. (2010). Performances of power: Indigenous cultural festivals as globally engaged cultural strategy In: Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 35, 217 - 240
3 PhD Current Supervisions7 PhD Completions
- Housing and employment for social cohesion in multicultural neighbourhoods 'in transition': building local best practice. Funded by: Scanlon Foundation Research Grant pre-2014 from (2012 to 2013)
- Globalizing Indigeneity: Indigenous Cultural Festivals and Wellbeing in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2008 Round 1 from (2008 to 2011)
- Indigenous Cultural Festivals: Evaluating Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing. Funded by: Telstra Foundation Community Development Fund from (2007 to 2009)