Dr Katherine

Dr Katherine

Email: Katherine.Curchin@anu.edu.au

Phone: (02) 6125 4746

Location: Room 2128, Copland Building #24


BA Hons (Government)University of QueenslandMA (Political Science), University of ManchesterPhD (Political Science) Australian National University

Researcher profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/curchin-kg?term=katherine%20curchin

Katherine Curchin is currently a Research Fellow under an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2014-2017).


Katherine is an applied political philosopher with research interests in social policy, Indigenous policy and public administration in Australia. Her current research project, 'Reconciling Rival Visions of Indigenous Development', compares and evaluates Noel Pearson and Jon Altman's ideas concerning economic development in remote regions of Australia. She has also written on topics within normative political philosophy such as deliberative democracy and distributive justice.

Her doctoral thesis examined the limits of tolerance and the politics of cultural accommodation through case studies of controversial cultural practices in New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Before joining CAEPR in 2013 Katherine was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Business and Economics at ANU on the ARC Linkage Project, 'The Practice of Accountability in Indigenous Corporations in Australia', which explored the work of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.

Publications Journal Articles Katherine Curchin. forthcoming. "Using Behavioural Insights to Argue for a Stronger Social Safety Net: Beyond Libertarian Paternalism" Journal of Social Policy. Katherine Curchin. 2016. "From the Moral Limits of Markets to the Moral Limits of Welfare" Journal of Social Policy, 45(1): 101-118. Katherine Curchin. 2015. "Noel Pearson's Role in the NTER: Radical Centrist or Polarising Partisan?" Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(4): 576-590. Katherine Curchin. 2015. "Two Visions of Indigenous Economic Development and Cultural Survival": The 'Real Economy' and  the Hybrid Economy'" Australian Journal of Political Science, 50(3): 412-426. [10.1080/10361146.2015.1049976] Katherine Curchin. 2013 "Interrogating the Hybrid Economy Approach to Indigenous Development" Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(1): 15-34. Katherine Curchin. 2013 "Discursive Representation and Pearson's Quest for the Radical Centre" Australian Journal of Political Science, 48(3): 256-268. [10.1080/10361146.2013.821455] Katherine Curchin. 2011 "Pākehā Women and Māori Protocol: The Politics of Criticising Other Cultures" Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(3): 375-388. [10.1080/10361146.2011.595386] Katherine Curchin. 2007 "Evading the Paradox of Universal Self-Ownership" Journal of Political Philosophy, 15(4): 484-494. Book Chapters Katherine Curchin. 2016. "If the Market is the Problem, Is the Hybrid Economy the Solution?" in Will Sanders (ed) Engaging Indigenous Economy. CAEPR Research Monograph 35. Theses Katherine Curchin. 2010. 'The Ethics of Criticising Other Cultures', unpublished PhD thesis, Australian National University. Katherine Curchin. 2005. 'Embryo Selection and Elective Disability: The Case of the Deaf Community', unpublished MA thesis, University of Manchester.  Katherine Curchin. 2000. 'Constructions of Lesbian Motherhood and Reproductive Technology: A Critical Reading of JM's Case', unpublished BA Hons thesis, University of Queensland.

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