Professor Marcia Langton AO is a descendant of the Yiman people of Queensland. She is qualified as an anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her current research concerns alcohol management and domestic and family violence in Aboriginal settings, and Indigenous data governance and community data projects.
She has produced a large body of knowledge in the areas of political and legal anthropology, and Aboriginal arts and culture. She has published and presented on Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, Aboriginal land tenure, native title and Indigenous resource management.
In 2016 Professor Langton was honoured as a University of Melbourne Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and from May 2017, has been the Associate Provost.