Stephen Muecke is a senior scholar in the Humanities. Recent books are Latour and the Humanities, edited with Rita Felski, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020 and The Children’s Country: Creation of a Goolarabooloo Future in North-West Australia, co-authored with Paddy Roe, Rowman and Littlefield International 2020.
He has been a visiting professor at the Freie Universität, Berlin and at Paris XIII. He is a writer specialising in cross-generic work; a recent publication is The Mother’s Day Protest and Other Fictocritical Essays (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016). He also works on cultural theory, with a special edition of New Literary History (“Recomposing the Humanities—with Bruno Latour”), 2016. He has a long record of work with Indigenous people (a new edition of Paddy Roe’s Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley appeared with UWA Publishing, 2016), and current research involves ethnographic documentation of Goolarabooloo county north of Broome, Western Australia, using a ‘multirealist’ approach.
Ph.D, University of Western Australia
Mès.L, Paris VIII
BA(Hons), Monash University.
Joe in the Andamans and Other Fictocritical Stories,Shortlisted for
2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature in the Innovation Category.
Finalist, 2005 Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize.
Centenary Medal 2002, For Service to Australian Society and the Humanities in the Study of Aboriginal Philosophy.
Gularabulu, Short-listed for the National Book Council Awards, 1983.
Reading the Country, Non-fiction prize for the West Australian Week Literary Awards, 1985. Short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 1985.
Paperbark, Highly Commended in the 1990 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Awards.
“Australia, for example,” Commended in Island/North Broken Hill Peko Essay competition, 1993/4.
No Road Short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 1997. Short-listed for the The Age Book of the Year, 1997. Highly Commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literature Awards, 1997.
About this little devil and this little fella, Shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, 1999.
Convenor, Posthumanities research theme, CHASS
Member of the College of Experts, ARC
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