Jennifer Deger

Associate Professor and Research Leader, James Cook University

Jennifer Deger works at the intersections of anthropology, art and digital culture. She is interested especially in experimental ethnography and the techno-aesthetic charge of the contemporary. She has held a number of fellowships including an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, a Macquarie University Research Fellowship, an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship, and has been a visiting scholar at New York University, Aarhus University, and the University of New South Wales. As a founding member of Miyarrka Media, a collective of artists based in Australia's northeast Arnhem Land, Deger has made several award winning films including Manapanmirr, in Christmas Spirit (2012) and Ringtone (2014) and created installations exhibited in the US, Denmark, Australia and Taiwan (in late 2017). Miyarrka Media are currently completing a co-authored book, entitled Phone and Spear: an Aboriginal art of connection.

In her new collaboration with AURA Deger will working on The Feral Atlas digital humanities project.