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Marcia Langton AO

Board Director

Marcia is a proud Yiman and Bidjara woman from central Queensland. She is the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne and is widely published on topics in Aboriginal studies, including land tenure, art and agreement-making.


Her doctoral fieldwork was conducted in eastern Cape York Peninsula during the 1990s, and her experience of the statutory land claim and native title system in this region was informed by a decade of administration and fieldwork pertaining to Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and Chair of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership. Marcia was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 for services to anthropology and advocacy of Aboriginal rights.

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