Jordan is a PhD candidate in archaeology in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. His research is about government interventions and how they have affected concepts of identity in a remote Northern Territory Aboriginal community. To gain archaeological insight into this, he is recording how people acquire, use, and discard material culture as well as how that changes over time.
Jordan has been working as an archaeologist with people from Jawoyn communities near Katherine since 2010 and has conducted annual fieldwork in the region since that time.
The focus of Jordan's Honours research was contemporary graffiti of Jawoyn Country, which explored responses to the Howard Government's Northern Territory National Emergency Response (or the Intervention).
Outside of academia, Jordan has worked as a heritage consultant in parts of South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.
I have worked with Jawoyn people in the Northern Territory since 2010 when I undertook my Honours research in the region. I have returned annually to Barunga, a community in Jawoyn Country where my research is based, to conduct fieldwork. I am dedicated to decolonising archaeology and my research is shaped by community leaders.
I have held various roles on a number of organisations/committees related to archaeology:
2016-present: Membership Secretary, World Archaeological Congress
2012-present: Junior Representative to the Council of the World Archaeological Congress
2015, 2017: State delegate, South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists
2015-2016: Treasurer, South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists
2012-2015: Australian representative, World Archaeological Congress Student Committee
2011-2015: Various roles, Flinders Archaeological Society (general committee member 2011; President 2012; Publications Editor 2013, 2015)
2014: Flinders University 5-Yearly Archaeology Suite Course Review 2014 (dual role: representative for recent course graduates of an archaeology undergraduate course and representative for current students understaking a Bachelor of Archaeology or a Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours)
2013-2014: Secretary, National Archaeology Student Conference 2014 Organising Committee
2012-2013: International Organising Committee, Seventh World Archaeological Congress, Dead Sea, Jordan
2012: Student Representative, Australian Archaeological Association
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