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Dr Natalie Araujo Lecturer, Anthropology

Natalie Araújo is a lecturer in Anthropology and Development Studies. She holds a PhD from the University of Manchester and JD from the University of Melbourne. Her work focuses on intersecting issues of structural violence, trauma, agency, and gender in Latin America, the Latin American diaspora, and the Pacific and within Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in Australia. In addition, Natalie maintains an interest in issues related to food security, health, and sustainable development. She has worked for NGOs in the UK and Colombia and contributed to local government policy in Australia. Natalie is a member of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS), Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS), and the Pacific Research Community (PaRC) at La Trobe.

Natalie's current and recent research projects include a project on the circulation and adaptation of critical health messaging in CALD communities in Melbourne during the COVID-19 pandemic, ethnographic research on gender, food security, and development in Vanuatu, and ongoing work on trauma and researcher vulnerability.

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