Diane BellDiane Robin (Di) Bell (née Haig) (born 11 June 1943) is an Australian feminist anthropologist, author and activist. She is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C, USA and Distinguished Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the Australian National University, Canberra. Her work focuses on the Aboriginal people of Australia, Indigenous land rights, human rights, Indigenous religions, violence against women, and on environmental issues.
Bell was born and grew up in Melbourne; has undertaken fieldwork in central and southeastern Australia and in North America; and held senior positions in higher education in Australia and the USA. In 2005, after 17 years in the United States, she returned to Australia, worked on a number of projects in South Australia and, since 2013, lives and writes in Canberra.
Her books include ''Daughters of the Dreaming'' (1983/1993/2002); ''Generations: Grandmothers, mothers, and daughters'' (1987); ''Law: The old and the new'' (1980/1984); ''Religion in Aboriginal Australia'' (co-edited 1984); and ''Radically Speaking: Feminism reclaimed'' (co-edited 1996). ''Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A world that is, was, and will be'' (1998/2014) won a NSW Premier's Literary Award and was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award, the Queensland Premier's History Book Award and the Australian Literary Society Gold Medallion. ''Evil: A novel'' (2005) was adapted to a play. In collaboration with Ngarrindjeri women, Bell edited ''Kungun Ngarrindjeri Miminar Yunnan: Listen to Ngarrindjeri Women Speaking'' (2008). Provided by Wikipedia