Dr Leah Lui-Chivizhe

BA CQU, GradDip JC, MSc PhD Sydney

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 6445
Fax +61 2 9351 3918

Website HfE Observatory, Sydney Environment Institute (SEI)

Biographical details

Dr Leah Lui-Chivizhe researches in Indigenous histories with a focus on Torres Strait cultural histories and performance. Her current work focuses on 19th c. ethnographic and natural history collections from the region and Islander engagements with these collections for remembering and performing history.

Research interests

  • Torres Strait cultural knowledge and histories
  • Research and curatorial practice in museums
  • Gendered knowledge
  • Labour history

Teaching and supervision

Leah has taught in Indigenous Studies at the University of Sydney (Koori Centre 2001-2012) and UNSW (Nura Gili 2013- June 2017).

Current projects

I am currently working on the publication of my PhD thesis, Le op: An Islander’s history of Torres Strait turtle-shell masks.

Associations

  • Research Associate, Macleay Museum University of Sydney
  • Member, Australian Pacific Studies Association
  • Member, Australian History Association

Selected grants

2007

  • Laying the Tracks: Torres Strait Islander Labour in Northern Australia; Lui-Chivizhe L; Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies/AIATSIS Research Grants.

Selected publications & creative works

Download citations: PDF RTF Endnote

Book Chapters

  • Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2016). Telling Torres Strait history through turtle. In J. Newell, L. Robin & K. Wehner (Eds.), Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change, (pp. 163-174). London: Routledge.

Journals

  • Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2016). Yarning with other tough old women. Biography (Honolulu), 39(3), 402-405.
  • David, F., Lui-Chivizhe, L., Philp, J. (2015). Individuals in Kulkalgal history. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 290-306.
  • Konishi, S., Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2014). Working for the railways: Torres Strait Islander labour and mobility in the 1960s. Journal of Australian Studies, 38(4), 445-456. [More Information]
  • Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2011). Making history: Torres Strait Islander railway workers and the 1968 Mt Newman track laying record. Aboriginal History, 35, 37-55.
  • Konishi, S., Lui-Chivizhe, L., Slater, L. (2008). Indigenous Bodies. Borderlands e-Journal, 7(2), 1-11.
  • Thorpe, K., Minter, P., Lui-Chivizhe, L., Smith, A. (2004). Indigenous Philosophy in Pedagogy and Research. Synergy, 19.

Conferences

  • Thorpe, K., Lui-Chivizhe, L., Smith, A., Minter, P., Foley, D., Blanchard, M., Johnston, P. (2005). Relevance, Resistance and Responsibility: Teaching and Learning with Indigenous Knowledges in Universities [Pre-conference workshop]. 2005 Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (Herdsa), Milperra, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

Scholarly Exhibition

  • Philp, J., Gill, A., Blackburn, R., Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2014). Stuffed, Stitched and Studied: Taxidermy in the 19th century. Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia: Macleay Museum.

Other

  • Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2014), The resonance of culture and the subtlety of faith.

2016

  • Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2016). Telling Torres Strait history through turtle. In J. Newell, L. Robin & K. Wehner (Eds.), Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change, (pp. 163-174). London: Routledge.
  • Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2016). Yarning with other tough old women. Biography (Honolulu), 39(3), 402-405.

2015

  • David, F., Lui-Chivizhe, L., Philp, J. (2015). Individuals in Kulkalgal history. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 290-306.

2014

  • Philp, J., Gill, A., Blackburn, R., Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2014). Stuffed, Stitched and Studied: Taxidermy in the 19th century. Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia: Macleay Museum.
  • Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2014), The resonance of culture and the subtlety of faith.
  • Konishi, S., Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2014). Working for the railways: Torres Strait Islander labour and mobility in the 1960s. Journal of Australian Studies, 38(4), 445-456. [More Information]

2011

  • Lui-Chivizhe, L. (2011). Making history: Torres Strait Islander railway workers and the 1968 Mt Newman track laying record. Aboriginal History, 35, 37-55.

2008

  • Konishi, S., Lui-Chivizhe, L., Slater, L. (2008). Indigenous Bodies. Borderlands e-Journal, 7(2), 1-11.

2005

  • Thorpe, K., Lui-Chivizhe, L., Smith, A., Minter, P., Foley, D., Blanchard, M., Johnston, P. (2005). Relevance, Resistance and Responsibility: Teaching and Learning with Indigenous Knowledges in Universities [Pre-conference workshop]. 2005 Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (Herdsa), Milperra, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

2004

  • Thorpe, K., Minter, P., Lui-Chivizhe, L., Smith, A. (2004). Indigenous Philosophy in Pedagogy and Research. Synergy, 19.

For support on your academic profile contact .