Jordan holds a Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) and he is a PhD student at Flinders University. His doctoral thesis is currently under examination. He has been an active member of the archaeological community for a number of years and he is currently the Membership Secretary and Junior Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific of the World Archaeological Congress and the Webmaster for the Australian Archaeological Association.
Jordan has significant experience working with Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT), where his academic research is based. He also organises and co-teaches an annual field school in a remote Aboriginal community in the NT. Jordan has been a casual field archaeologist for a number of companies in Western Australia and has gained considerable experience in archaeological field surveys and recording projects. In addition to his work as a heritage consultant, Jordan has been a casual tutor at Flinders University for five years and has taught a number of undergraduate topics. He publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals and regularly writes more accessible articles that tackle broader social justice issues faced by Aboriginal people in Australia.
Jordan is a member of the Flinders Archaeological Society, the Australian Archaeological Association, the World Archaeological Congress Committee, and an associate member with the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACAI).
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Smith, C., J. Ralph, K. Pollard, and C. de Lieuen 2020 Social justice: the material drivers of inequality. In Lu Ann De Cunzo and Catharine Dann Roeber (eds), Handbook of Material Culture Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (In press.)
Smith, C., J. Lowther, and J. Ralph 2019 Archaeology of modern material culture. In C.Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York, Springer.
Smith, C. and J. Ralph 2019 Engaged archaeology. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York, Springer.
Smith, C., H. Burke, J. Ralph, K. Pollard, A. Gorman, C. Wilson, S. Hemming, D. Rigney, D. Wesley, M. Morrison, D. McNaughton, I.Domingo, I. Moffat, A. Roberts, J. Koolmatrie, J. Willika, B. Pamkal, and G. Jackson 2019 Pursuing social justice through collaborative archaeologies in Aboriginal Australia. Archaeologies: The Journal of the World Archaeological Congress. DOI: 10.1007/s11759-019-09382-7
Smith, C., J. Ralph, J. McKinnon, M. Ebbs, K. Lower and V. Copley Snr 2017 A new framework for interpreting contact rock art: reassessing the rock art at Nackara Springs, South Australia. In B. David and I.J. McNiven (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ralph, J. and C. Smith 2014 ‘We’ve got better things to do than worry about Whitefella politics’: contemporary Indigenous graffiti and recent government interventions in Jawoyn Country. Australian Archaeology 78:75-83.
Ralph, J. 2014 Graffiti archaeology. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.
Ralph, J. 2014 John Mulvaney. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.
Ralph, J. 2014 World Archaeological Congress and cultural heritage management. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.