Earth Hour’s Storyteller

Leah is a doctoral student in history at the University of Sydney where her research focuses on Torres Strait Islander relationships and engagements with the marine environment and the Islander-turtle relationship. Leah also holds graduate qualifications in material anthropology and human geography. She has undertaken research on material culture and eastern Torres Strait tombstone ceremonies, Islander identity in Sydney and the history of Islanders in the northern Australia railways. From 2001-2012 she taught Indigenous Australian Studies at the University of Sydney and now works part-time for the Nura Gili Centre for Indigenous Programs at the University of New South Wales.