Articles by: Lisa Stefanoff

Author Biography:

Lisa Stefanoff is an anthropologist and media-arts producer based in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Central Arrernte country, and holds senior adjunct positions at Charles Darwin University and the UNSW School of Art and Design. She respectfully acknowledges the creators, owners and keepers of all Country and the priority of their action and voices.

Relational Medicine

Re-mediating the oldest intimate communication practices—a message from a caring friend or relation—is helping to counter diabolically antisocial influences.

Informit: Whatever it takes

Radically uneven material histories of COVID-19 are unfolding across places, bodies, species, institutions and economies. Senses of the pandemic and its futures are also playing out differently in every imagination. I write from a 'before' or a 'not yet' within the global corona story-a knife's edge, a desert cliff: Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Central Arrernte country, where at least for now we remain a COVID-free zone. As Melbourne enters level 4 restrictions in response to a…

Whatever It Takes: The politics of Indigenous vulnerability and extracted futures in northern Australia

Blink and you’ll miss the Northern Territory on national COVID-19 graphs. Almost 34,000 tests have been conducted here since March. All 34 positively diagnosed people, mostly returned travellers, have recovered. No community transmission, no deaths.