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.
|2013||Sessional instructor||University of Adelaide, Adelaide|
|2011 - 2015||University of Adelaide, Adelaide||Australia||PhD (Anthropology)|
|2006 - 2007||University of Adelaide, Adelaide||Australia||Master of Arts (International Studies)|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|2016 - ongoing||Member||Australian Anthropological Society||Australia|