Professor Rosita Henry is an anthropologist in the College of Arts, Society & Education, and a Research Fellow in The Cairns Institute, James Cook University.
Rosita has a PhD from James Cook University, and has been employed as an academic at the University since 1992. She is a Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). She is a member of the World Anthropological Union and the elected Chair of the Ethics Taskforce of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA).
Author of several books including Performing Place, Practicing Memory: Indigenous Australians, Hippies and the State and co-editor of the book The Challenge of Indigenous Peoples: Spectacle or Politics?, Professor Henry's research concerns relationships between people and places across Australia and the Pacific as expressed through cultural festivals, the politics of public performances, cultural heritage, material culture, land tenure conflict and the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state.