Associate Professor Jane Dyson is a human geographer at the University of Melbourne.
Since 2002, she has been conducting ethnographic research in the high Himalayas in India examining gender, work, and social transformation from the perspective of social geography, cultural anthropology and development studies. Jane’s research on children’s everyday work is presented in her book, Working Childhoods (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Jane is also committed to engaging with audiences outside of academia, and has directed and produced three award-winning ethnographic films, Lifelines (2014), Spirit (2019) and Home (2022) all based on her research on youth and social change in the Himalayas.
Jane received her PhD from the University of Cambridge, before teaching and conducting research at the University of Washington and the University of Oxford.