Dr William Skinner
My primary research involves analysis of place, landscape and regional identity, and ethnography of wine production and consumption. My PhD thesis engaged with themes of heritage, landscape, space and place, dwelling and terroir in McLaren Vale region of South Australia. I have also undertaken anthropological 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. (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. I have taught a range of courses at undergraduate level, primarily in Anthropology but also in the disciplines of Sociology and Criminology.
Presently, I lecture and coordinate ANTH 2057 - The Anthropology of Drinking: From Water To Wine and ANTH 2042 - Consuming Passions.
|2016 - ongoing||Member||Australian Anthropological Society||Australia|