Marcia Langton

Melbourne, Australia


Professor Marcia Langton has published findings about the nature of corporate social responsibility and local, regional and international standards in agreement-making with Indigenous people.

Marcia is the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne. She was the founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous, Natural and Cultural Resource Management and the Ranger Chair of Aboriginal Studies at the Northern Territory University.

Her experience is extensive in Indigenous land management and administration, particularly in negotiating agreements on behalf of Indigenous groups with governments and resource extraction industry groups. In addition, Marcia has established and managed several large multidisciplinary and collaborative research projects in the Northern Territory in the field of traditional resource rights.

Marcia is co-editor of two published collections on agreements with Indigenous people in Australia, New Zealand, north America and South Africa: Honour Among Nations (MUP, 2004) and Settling with Indigenous People (Federation Press, 2006).

Marcia holds a Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours from the Australian National University, double major anthropology. A PhD from Macquarie University, Division of Environmental Science on “An Aboriginal ontology of being and place: the performance of Aboriginal property relations in the Princess Charlotte Bay area of eastern Cape York Peninsula, Australia.” In 1993 Marcia was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 for services to anthropology and advocacy of Aboriginal rights. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia.



Awards & Recognition


Speaking Highlights