Nate Woolford

Associate Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Bedford Park (2.19)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Nate Tikigeer Woolford, a Gooreng Gooreng man, is disrupting the colony, one day at a time. With over twenty-five years of experience, he is one of Australia's leading authorities on Aboriginal heritage, culture, and engagement. His journey has taken him through diverse realms including heritage and collection management, native title, archaeology, anthropology, education, mediation, negotiation, compliance, policy, and research.
Nate's expertise has seen him serve in various capacities - as principal, executive, manager, subject matter expert, and expert witness. His collaborations span a broad spectrum, with many Aboriginal groups and communities across Australia, to large and small corporations, and from local to federal government bodies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology and a Graduate Diploma in Philosophy from the University of Queensland.
In 2022, Nate joined Flinders University, where he lectures in Indigenous Studies, Museology, and Archaeology. He is also undertaking a PhD, working on a thesis entitled "Culture versus Commodity."

  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (philosophy), University of Queensland, 2019.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Anthropology, University of Queensland, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Anthropology, University of Queensland, 2001.
Honours, awards and grants
  • Professor Lowitja O’Donoghue Indigenous Student Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Flinders University, 2023.
  • Prestige Indigenous Research Training Program Stipend, James Cook University, 2019.
  • Tropical Water Quality Grant, JSU, $10,000, 2018.
  • Daryl West Prize, Australian Archaeology Association, 2017.
  • Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship, Government of Australia, 2002.
Topic coordinator
INDG3002 Reconciliation and Indigenous Knowledges
ARCH2208 The Museum
Topic lecturer
INDG3002 Decolonising Institutions: Indigenous Critical Creative Praxis
INDG3001 Colonial intimacies and the Economy: Mathematics of genocide
INDG3761 Caring as Country: Indigenous environmental management
ARCH1002 World Archaeology
ARCH8021 Introduction to Professional Archaeology
ARCH8017 Cultural Heritage and the Law