Bree was awarded a PhD in Anthropology from The Australian National University in July 2015. Her thesis, An ethnography of emotion and morality: toward a local Indigenous theory of value and exchange was based on eighteen months of fieldwork on the remote Yolŋu Homelands in north east Arnhem Land, Australia.
She is currently a sessional tutor and occasional lecturer in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at The Australian National University.
Areas of Expertise
- Yolŋu Culture and Languages
- Anthropology of Aboriginal Australia
- Economic Anthropology
- Anthropology of Emotions
- Value Theory
- Psychological Anthropology
- Anthropology of Kinship
- Sociality of Being/Stateless Sociality
- Politics of the Body
- Anthropological Linguistics
Other interests include property relations and land tenure, poetry and anarchist political philosophy.
as of August 2016
2015 (ed with Ian Keen), ‘Introduction: Language, morality and emotions,’ The Australian Journal of Anthropology.
2015, ‘Exploring the role of affect in Yolŋu exchange’, The Australian Journal of Anthropology.
2012, ‘Yolŋu Kinship And The Case For Extensionism: A Reply To Warren Shapiro,’ (in) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 18, pp. 681-683.
2009, ‘Book Review: Moving Anthropology: Critical Indigenous Studies by Tess Lea, Emma Kowal & Gillian Cowlishaw (eds), (in) The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 145-148.
2008, ‘Book Review: The Empire of Love: toward a theory of intimacy, genealogy and carnality by Elizabeth Povinelli, Durnham, Duke University Press’ (in) Oceania, Vol. 78, Issue 1, p. 127.