Stephen Muecke

Professor Stephen Muecke

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1998
  • Section(s): Cultural And Communication Studies


Stephen Muecke is Professor of Creative Writing at Flinders University in Adelaide and Professor Emeritus of Ethnography at the University of New South Wales. He was previously Professor of Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. He researches Cultural Studies and has a research interest in Aboriginal Studies, focusing on Aboriginal Literature and the Kimberley region of North-West Australia. He is ex-President of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia and founded, with Meaghan Morris, the University of Technology Sydney Review: Cultural Studies and New Writing.

He is the recipient of several prizes: Gularabulu was short-listed for the National Book Council Awards in 1983; Reading the Country, won the non-fiction prize for the West Australian Week Literary Awards, 1985, and was short-listed for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, 1985; Paperbark was Highly Commended in the 1990 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Awards; No Road was short-listed for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, 1997, and Highly Commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literature Awards, 1997.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.