Doctor Jessica Weir

Doctor Jessica Weir

Senior Research Fellow,
Institute for Culture and Society

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD The Australian National University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute for Culture and Society

Contact

Email: J.Weir@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: n/a
Mobile:
Location: EM.G.05
Parramatta

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Publications

Books

  • Weir, J. (2009), 'The Gunditjmara Land Justice Story', : Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 9780855754396.
  • Weir, J. (2009), 'Murray River Country: an Ecological Dialogue with Traditional Owners', : Aboriginal Studies Press 9780855756789.

Chapters in Books

  • Weir, J., Sutton, S. and Catt, G. (2020), 'The theory/practice of disaster justice : learning from Indigenous peoples' fire management', Natural Hazards and Disaster Justice: Challenges for Australia and Its Neighbours, Palgrave Macmillan 9789811504655.
  • Williamson, B., Weir, J. and Cavanagh, V. (2020), 'Aboriginal people find strength despite perpetual grief', Continent Aflame: Responses to an Australian Catastrophe, Palaver 9780648855101.
  • Weir, J. (2016), 'Hope and farce : indigenous peoples' water reforms during the Millennium Drought', Unstable Relations: Indigenous People and Environmentalism in Contemporary Australia, UWA Publishing 9781742588780.
  • Tran, T., Weir, J., Strelein, L. and Stacey, C. (2015), 'Indigenous governance and climate change adaptation : two native title case studies from Australia', Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118845011.
  • Weir, J. (2013), 'Karajarri : native title and governance in the West Kimberley', Living with Native Title: the Experiences of Registered Native Title Corporations, AIATSIS Research Publications 9781922102201.
  • Bauman, T., Strelein, L. and Weir, J. (2013), 'Navigating complexity : living with native title', Living with Native Title: the Experiences of Registered Native Title Corporations, AIATSIS Research Publications 9781922102201.
  • Weir, J., Stone, J. and Mulardy, M. (2012), 'Water Planning and Native Title : a Karajarri and government engagement in the West Kimberley', Country: Native Title and Ecology, Australian National University E Press 9781921862557.
  • Weir, J. (2012), 'Country, native title and ecology', Country, Native Title and Ecology, Australian National University E Press 9781921862557.
  • Weir, J. (2011), 'Water planning and dispossession', Basin futures: Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australian National University E Press 9781921862243.
  • Strelein, L. and Weir, J. (2009), 'Conservation and human rights in the context of native title in Australia', Rights-based Approaches: Exploring Issues and Opportunities for Conservation, Centre for International Forestry Research 9789791412896.
  • Weir, J. (2007), 'The traditional owner experience along the Murray River', Fresh Water: New Perspectives on Water in Australia, Melbourne University Press 9780522854244.
  • Weir, J. and Ross, S. (2007), 'Beyond native title : Murray Lower Darling Rivers indigenous nations', The Social Effects of Native Title: Recognition, Translation, Coexistence, Australian National University E Press 9781921313516.
  • Morgan, M., Strelein, L. and Weir, J. (2006), 'Authority, knowledge and values : indigenous nations engagement in the management of natural resources in the Murray-Darling Basin', Settling with Indigenous People: Modern Treaty and Agreement-Making, Federation Press 9781862876187.

Journal Articles

  • Smith, W., Neale, T. and Weir, J. (2021), 'Persuasion without policies : the work of reviving Indigenous peoples' fire management in southern Australia', Geoforum, vol 120 , pp 82 - 92.
  • Harriden, K., Weir, J. and Cunio, K. (2020), 'Climate grief, expert evidence, and academic practice', Transform, vol 5 , pp 13 - 26.
  • Williamson, B., Markham, F. and Weir, J. (2020), 'Aboriginal peoples and the response to the 2019-2020 bushfires', CAEPR Working Paper, vol 134/2020 , pp 1 - 21.
  • Thomassin, A., Neale, T. and Weir, J. (2019), 'The natural hazard sector's engagement with Indigenous peoples : a critical review of CANZUS countries', Geographical Research, vol 57, no 2 , pp 164 - 177.
  • Weir, J., Woelfle-Erskine, C., Fuller, S., Diver, S. and Higgins, M. (2019), 'Investigating best practice : doctoral fieldwork experiences with and without Indigenous communities in settler-colonial societies', ACME, vol 18, no 6 , pp 1300 - 1320.
  • Weir, J. and Duff, N. (2017), 'Who is looking after country? : interpreting and attributing land management responsibilities on native title lands', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol 76, no 4 , pp 426 - 442.
  • Neale, T., Weir, J. and McGee, T. (2016), 'Knowing wildfire risk : scientific interactions with risk mitigation policy and practice in Victoria, Australia', Geoforum, vol 72 , pp 16 - 25.
  • Neale, T., Weir, J. and Dovers, S. (2016), 'Science in motion : integrating scientific knowledge into bushfire risk mitigation in southwest Victoria', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol 31, no 2 , pp 13 - 17.
  • Neale, T. and Weir, J. (2015), 'Navigating scientific uncertainty in wildfire and flood risk mitigation : a qualitative review', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol 13 , pp 255 - 265.
  • McLennan, B., Weir, J., Eburn, M., Handmer, J., Dovers, S. and Norman, B. (2014), 'Negotiating risk and responsibility through law, policy and planning', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol 29, no 3 , pp 22 - 28.
  • Weir, J., Crew, D. and Crew, J. (2013), 'Wetland forest culture : Indigenous activity for management change in the Southern Riverina, New South Wales', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol 20, no 3 , pp 193 - 207.
  • Weir, J. (2008), 'Connectivity', Australian Humanities Review, vol 45 , pp 153 - 164.

Conference Papers

  • Weir, J., Neale, T. and Clarke, L. (2017), 'Science is critical but it's not everything : our findings', Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC and AFAC. Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Weir, J. (2013), 'Fire authorities and planners : reducing risk across diverse landscapes', Bushfire CRC & AFAC Conference Research Forum, Melbourne, Vic..

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'Extraction Zombies', Published Work
  • 2020, 'The S.S. Academy', Published Work
  • 2020, 'Pass the Ball', Published Work
  • 2020, 'Hazards, Culture and Indigenous Communities: Socio-institutional Modules for Utilisation', Report
  • 2020, 'Indigenous Land', Published Work
  • 2019, 'Scientific Diversity, Scientific Uncertainty and Risk Mitigation Policy & Planning: Final Report', Report
  • 2019, 'Fire in the South: A Cross-Continential Exchange', Report
  • 2013, 'Weeds and Native Title: Law and Assumption', Report
  • 2013, 'Changes to Country and Culture, Changes to Climate: Strengthening Institutions for Indigenous Resilience and Adaptation: Final Report', Report
  • 2013, 'Cultural Water and the Edward/Kolety and Wakool River System', Report
  • 2011, 'The Benefits Associated with Caring for Country: Literature Review', Report
  • 2009, 'Our Understandings of Water and How they Translate into our Decision Making', Report

Current Projects

Title: Scientific Diversity, Scientific Uncertainty and Risk Mitigation Policy and Planning
Funder:
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
Western Researchers: Jessica Weir
Years: 2014-01-01 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00021969

Previous Projects

Title: Cultural hazards: knowledge, practice and risk management with Aboriginal communities in southern Australia
Funder:
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
Western Researchers: Jessica Weir
Years: 2017-07-01 - 2021-06-30
ID: P00024038

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