Yasmine Musharbash has been undertaking research with Warlpiri people at Yuendumu and in wider central Australia since the mid-1990s. She has an MA from Freie Universität Berlin (1997) and a PhD (2003) from The Australian National University. From 2004 to 2008, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Australia and now is a lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Yuendumu Everyday. Contemporary Life in Remote Aboriginal Australia (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2009) and co-editor of Mortality, Mourning, and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia (with K. Glaskin, M. Tonkinson and V. Burbank, Ashgate, 2008) and You’ve Got to be Joking! Anthropological Perspectives on Humour and Laughter (with J. Carty, Anthropological Forum Special Issue, 2008).