Provide a voice for student interests and encourage student participation within the AAS (Australian Anthropological Society), with specific attention paid to the needs of postgraduate students enrolled at Australian Universities.

Provide resources and information for student and early career researcher anthropologists.

Foster a welcoming sense of community between students and researchers of shared interest.


Established in 2005, the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA) is an initiative of anthropology students and early career researchers. We aim to share knowledge, experience, and support amongst student and early career anthropologists by fostering a community of people who have shared interests.

Photograph by Deth Hatton

Meet the 2022 Executive

The new ANSA Committee for 2022 was elected at the ANSA AGM on Zoom, in December 2021. They will remain in their roles until the ANSA AGM in early December 2022

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Ivan Levant


Levant is currently researching the confluence of poetry and anthropology at the University of Queensland, where he co-founded the Anthropology Society.

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Ainslee Hooper


Ainslee Hooper graduated from Deakin University in 2015 with an Honours Degree in Anthropology. Ainslee continues her love of anthropology as ANSA Secretary and in her consultancy business.

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Elizabeth Fewster

Media Officer

Elizabeth is an Anthropology Honours graduate of the University of Melbourne. Her writing explores the intersections between culture, the body, knowledge, and power.


Liz Hydesmith

Committee Member

PhD Candidate, University of Manitoba

ANSA Constitution

Read our current constitution and become more familiar with ANSA's aims and objectives.