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William Skinner

William Skinner
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts

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William Skinner

My research involves ethnography of wine production and consumption, with a focus on the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. Through this work I engage with themes of heritage, landscape, space and place, dwelling and terroir. I have also undertaken research in Hvar, Croatia.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Sessional instructor University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Education

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)

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Skinner, W. (2018). Presence Through Absence: Phylloxera and the Viticultural Imagination in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 19(3), 245-263.
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Book Chapters

Year Citation
2016 Skinner, W. 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.
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Theses

Year Citation
2015 Skinner, W. W. (2015). Fermenting Place: wine production and terroir in McLaren Vale, South Australia. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).

I am a sessional lecturer and academic tutor in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies. I have taught a range of courses at undergraduate level.
At present, I lecture and coordinate ANTH 2057 - The Anthropology of Drinking: From Water To Wine.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2016 - ongoing Member Australian Anthropological Society Australia
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