Dr Bill Skinner
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr. Skinner is a social researcher with a doctorate in Anthropology. His PhD thesis engaged with themes of landscape, regional identity, space and place, dwelling, terroir, production and consumption in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia. He has also undertaken anthropological research on wine production in Hvar, Croatia.
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Dr. Skinner is an early career researcher with a doctorate in Anthropology. His PhD thesis engaged with themes of landscape, regional identity, space and place, dwelling, terroir, production and consumption in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia. He has also undertaken anthropological research on wine production in Hvar, Croatia.
Presently, Dr Skinner is engaged as a postdoctoral researcher on the ARC Discovery project 'Hydrosocial Adapatations to Water Risk in Australian Agriculture'.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Research Associate University of Adelaide 2013 - ongoing Sessional instructor University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2015 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD (Anthropology) 2006 - 2007 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Master of Arts (International Studies)
Year Citation 2022 Skinner, W. (2022). Making wine, making home. In S. Charters, M. Demossier, J. Dutton, G. Harding, J. Smith Maguire, D. Marks, & T. Unwin (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Wine and Culture (pp. 7 pages). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.
2022 Skinner, W. (2022). Made to give away: Homemade wine and the gift. In Wine and The Gift: From Production to Consumption (pp. 154-171). Routledge.
2020 Skinner, W. W. (2020). Liberty and order: wine and the South Australian project. In P. Howland, & J. Dutton (Eds.), Wine, Terroir, Utopia: Making New Worlds (pp. 58-74). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
2016 Skinner, W. (2016). Trust Your Senses: Growing wine and making place in McLaren Vale. In A. Dundon, & S. Hemer (Eds.), Emotions, Senses, Spaces: Ethnographic Engagements and Intersections (pp. 175-191). Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
Year Citation 2015 Skinner, W. W. (2015). Fermenting Place: wine production and terroir in McLaren Vale, South Australia. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
Dr. Skinner's PhD was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award. His work in Croatia was funded by a grant from Adelaide University's EU Centre for Global Affairs.
William is a sessional lecturer and academic tutor. He has taught a range of courses at undergraduate level, primarily in Anthropology but also in the disciplines of Geography, Sociology and Criminology.
Presently, he is course coordinator for ANTH 2057 - The Anthropology of Drinking: From Water To Wine, and ANTH 2042 - Consuming Passions.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor They Whine, I Wine - Identifying and Understanding a wine-mom habitus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Janine Aujard
Date Role Membership Country 2016 - ongoing Member Australian Anthropological Society Australia
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