Barbara Glowczewski has a professorial research tenure National Scientific Research Center in Paris, and coordinates at the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale the team Anthropology of Perception. She teaches at the EHESS. She has worked with Indigenous people in Australia since 1979 (specifically with the Warlpiri people from Lajamanu, NT, and Indigenous people of the Broome region, WA) and has dedicated her work to advocating for Australian Aboriginal creativity employing a variety of artistic, cinematic and narrative modes of exploration.
She has published several books, among the recent ones are Totemic Becomings. Cosmopolitics of the Dreaming (Sao Paolo, n-1, 2015) and Desert Dreamers. With the Warlpiri (Minneapolis, Univocal, 2016). Books in French include Du Rêve à La loi chez les Aborigènes, PUF 1991; Rêves en colère, Plon - Terre Humaine, 2004, many articles in French and English in scientific journals and in collective books and produced awarded multimedia work on art, ritual and Indigenous knowledge. As an adjunct Professor with James Cook University since 2004, she has contributed several publications to the JCU records, including a book she published in France on Palm Island (Guerriers pour la Paix, Indigène editions, 2008) out of her research during her stay at JCU (from August 2004 till November 2005).
In 2010, she was appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Cairns Institute. She was a guest professor in Brazil for six months in 2013, where she started a new research on Afro-Brazilian cults. She is a member of several editorial committees : Australian Aboriginal Studies, Anthrovision, Deleuze Studies, Mondes contemporains, Multitudes, Vibrant ABA, Polish Ethnographic Museum Journal, and on the Board of the digital program (European funding) of the Archives Audiovisuelles de la Recherche.