Dr Suzi Hutchings

Dr Suzi Hutchings

Director

Suzi Hutchings is a Social Anthropologist and member of the Central Arrernte Nation. She is Associate Professor in Criminology and Justice Studies in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. She teaches Indigenous Studies, Indigenous policy and policy design.

Suzi is co-editor of the 2019 publication: Transcontinental Dialogues: Activist Alliances with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Mexico, and Australia, University of Arizona Press and the upcoming Special Edition Activist Scholarship with First Nations in the Global South for the journal AlterNative.  

Suzi’s career is dedicated to working with First Nations. Since 1983, Suzi has consulted on the impacts of criminal justice and welfare intervention on Aboriginal youth and families. As a senior anthropologist she works extensively on native title claims across Australia. She also collaborates with Indigenous young people on music and performance projects. She produced the Indigenous Hip-Hop forum “Tell it like it is” at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Suzi has also produced and presented music on Community Radio since 2009, and currently produces and hosts the Saturday night music program Subway Sounds on PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne.