Dr. Claire  Smith

Dr. Claire Smith

Dr. Claire Smith is President of the World Archaeological Congress and Professor at Flinders University, Australia. She received her PhD in archaeology at the University of New England in 1996. She is the recipient of Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, held a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum for Natural History and was a visiting scholar at universities in South Africa and the USA, including Columbia University, New York. Claire authored, co-authored and co-edited nine books and more than 40 refereed articles in English, Spanish, Catalan and Japanese. Her research interests include the impact of the Northern Territory Emergency Response on Aboriginal identity in the Barunga region, and an analysis of the possession and distribution of Ngadjuri knowledge, and how this articulates with notions of identity, heritage and land use.