Kaylen Jorgensen

October 2020 finds me living in a small town in Tasmania, working with local government in the area of land management. I live off-grid where I enjoy watching the sun rise over the ocean each morning and receive regular visits from wallabies, pademelons (right), possums, echidnas and a wide array of birds.


Since graduating from CIE in 2002 (just a few years ago), I have earned a PhD in anthropology based on my ethnographic field research in Bolivia on the subjects of identity, belonging and contested space. I also pursued a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of Queensland in Brisbane (UQ).


Some highlights since leaving CIE include working at Population Connection in D.C., T.C. Beirne School of Law at UQ, Peace and Conflict Studies at UQ , The Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo (love Norway) and the Kuruma Marthudunera Aboriginal Corporation in Karratha, Western Australia.


It’s been an interesting journey so far and this past year has been particularly interesting. I look back on my time at CIE fondly and am thankful for the amazing professors, staff and fellow students I met there, all of whom greatly enriched my life. [10-20]


Email: kaylen6@gmail.com


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