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Biographical entry Bell, Diane (1943 - )

Born
1943
Occupation
Anthropologist

Summary

Diane Bell trained as a primary school teacher in Victoria, but at the age of 28 decided to study anthropology at Monash University, Victoria. She has published a number of books about aboriginal culture, especially aboriginal women.

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Events

1961
Education - Trained Primary Teachers' Certificate at Frankston Teachers' College, Victoria
1962 - 1967
Career position - Primary School Teacher in Victoria and New South Wales
1972 - 1975
Career position - Commonwealth Scholarship at Monash University, Victoria
December 1974 - March 1975
Career position - Vacation Scholar in Anthropology at the Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University in Canberra
1975
Education - Bachelor of Art with Honours (BA (Hons)) in Anthropology completed at Monash University in Victoria
1976
Career position - Tutor in Anthropology (part-time) at the Australian National University, Canberra
1976 - 1980
Career position - Postgraduate scholarship received from the Australian National University, Canberra
1978
Career position - Tutor in Anthropology (part-time) at the Australian National University, Canberra
1981
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Anthropology completed at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
1981
Career position - Senior Anthropologist for the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Protection Authority, Northern Territory
1982
Award - Charles Strong Memorial Trust Fellow
1982
Career position - Visiting Fellow in the Department of Prehistory and Anthropology at the Australian National University, Canberra
1982
Career position - Private practice as a Consulting Anthropologist at Diane Bell and Associates (full-time position)
1983
Career position - Research Fellow in Gender, Ideology and Politics in the South Pacific Workshop in Anthropology at the Research School of Pacific Studies at Australian National University, Canberra
1983 - 1988
Career position - Private practice as a Consulting Anthropologist at Diane Bell and Associates (part-time position)
1984 - 1986
Career position - Research Fellow on the Social Justice Project at the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
April 1985 - May 1985
Career position - Visiting Professor in the Women and Social Change Project at Smith College in Massachusetts, USA
1986
Award - Landmark Volume on Women in Australia Author, Australian Bicentennial Authority, 1986-1988
1986 - 1988
Career position - Professor of Australian Studies and Founding Director of the Centre for Australian Studies at Deakin University, Victoria
1987
Award - Zonta High Achiever Award received, Geelong
1988
Award - John Curtin Memorial Lecturer, Canberra
1989 - 1998
Career position - Henry R. Luce Professor of Religion, Economic Development and Social Justice at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts, USA
1990 - 1991
Career position - Overseas Media Commentator (bi-weekly broadcasts) for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
1990 - 1993
Career position - Founding Director of Women's Studies at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts, USA
1992
Award - Peter Craigie Memorial Lecturer at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada
1993 - 1994
Career position - Sabbatical to the Five College Women's Studies Research Center in Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts and the Anthropology Department at Stanford University in California
1996 -
Career position - Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Adelaide University
1999 -
Career position - Professor of Anthropology and Director of Women's Studies at the George Washington University in Washington DC, USA
1999
Award - New South Wales Premier's Gleebook Award received for cultural and literary criticism for Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World that is, was, and will be. (Melbourne: Spinifex, 1998)
1999
Award - Finalist: Queensland Premier's History Award for Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World that is, was, and will be. (Melbourne: Spinifex, 1998)
1999
Award - Finalist: Age Book of the Year for Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World that is, was, and will be. (Melbourne: Spinifex, 1998)
2000
Award - Senior Scholar Special Commendation of Honor received from the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
2000
Award - Finalist: Gold Medal for the Australian Literary Society for Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World that is, was, and will be. (Melbourne: Spinifex, 1998)
2000 - 2003
Career position - Regional Editor for the Latin and North America Women's Studies International Form
2002
Award - Inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society, November 28, as an Honorary Member for "commitment to higher education and an outstanding job in capacity as Director of Women's Studies"

Archival resources

Deakin University Archives

  • Diane Bell Collection, 1987; Deakin University Archives. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical Cuttings on Diane Bell, author of Australian Studies at Deakin University, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

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