Professor Barry Judd is a Professor of Indigenous Studies in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. He has written about the origins of Australian Rules football, Indigenous history and identity over many years.
Barry currently lives in the Northern Territory, where he is documenting the development of an “On Country” football competition in the Western Desert region of Central Australia. This competition, developed as an initiative of community Elders, aims to strengthen Indigenous culture and identity, kinship ties and connections to Country. Over the next year, Barry will document the development of this “breakaway” competition and its implications for the Papunya community.
Barry is a passionate Hawthorn fan.