Associate Professor Hume's current research interests include: Anthropology and the Senses; religion and dress; consciousness studies; autoethnography; convict women in Tasmania in the 1830s.
Associate Professor Hume holds the following qualifications: B.A., M.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Queensland) and is currently an Honorary Associate Professor in Studies in Religion.
She has taught in the areas of Anthropology of Religion: New Religious Movements, Aboriginal Religions, Women and Religion, Religion and the Body, and Alternative Spirituality.
She is on the editorial board of the following international journals: Journal of Contemporary Religion; Fieldwork in Religion; Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions; Australian Religion Studies Review.
In 2004, Associate Professor Hume co-edited (with Jane Mulcock) 'Anthropologists in the Field: Cases in Participant Observation'. New York: Columbia University Press.