DR Catie Gressier

DR Catie Gressier


  • settler societies; belonging; tourism; food; wild food; hunting; meat.



  • Catie's research explores the ways in which the cultural values and practices of settler communities influence, and are influenced by, the particularities of their social and natural environments. With a regional focus on southern Africa and Australia, Catie has published on issues ranging from the anthropology of food (and meat in particular), through to tourism, racial and national identities, and issues of health and illness. Her first book 'At Home in the Okavango' examines belonging and connections to land among the white citizens of northwest Botswana, while her second book 'Illness, Identity and Taboo among Australian Paleo Dieters' explores the industrial food system and contemporary consumption practices via the Paleo diet. Her current interest is in the food sovereignty movement and regenerative forms of livestock farming in Victoria and Western Australia.   


Member of

  • American Anthropological Association. Professional Member: American Ethnological Society 2011 -
  • Australian Anthropological Society. Fellow 2011 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Western Australia 2011
  • BA(Hons), The University of Western Australia 2004



Available for supervision

  • Y