Jason Gibson is an ethnographer with close to twenty years’ experience working collaboratively with Aboriginal people in Central Australia. He is currently a Research Associate with the Humanities Department at the Melbourne Museum where he oversees a major research project concerning the works of the seminal Australian anthropologists A.W. Howitt and Lorimer Fison.
Jason has also spent years documenting the social histories and traditions of Aboriginal people in Central Australia and over the past six years has worked with the museum on the repatriation of sacred objects to men in the Centre. Jason has also lectured in Indigenous Studies at Monash University and recently completed his PhD thesis on the recordings of song and ceremony made by the mid-twentieth century linguist and anthropologist T.G.H. Strehlow.
He has written a number of book chapters and academic papers on contemporary Aboriginal perspectives on colonial history, and in 2016 published an important piece in the eminent science journal Nature which discussed the links between Aboriginal mythology and scientific knowledge.