Critical Development Studies and Indigenous-led Geographies
A commitment to social justice and transformative politics both within Australia and internationally underpins this research area, where we emphasize a decolonizing imperative. CURS researchers work collaboratively with Indigenous people, social movements, non-governmental organisations, and policy-makers both locally and around the world. Our work in this area is committed to addressing the spatial dimensions of human and environmental vulnerability to help build spaces of possibility.
- The Bawaka Collective:Yolŋu women’s keening of songspirals: centring Indigenous understandings to nourish and share people-as-place
- Yandaarra: Caring for Country in Urban and Rural Settings
- Building Resilience in Agri-food Systems in Asia through Sustainable and Equitable Practices
- Nurturing the strengths and capacities of asylum seekers and refugees
- Strengths-based Practices for Working with Aboriginal Communities
- Weather cultures: Enhancing adaptive capacity to environmental change
- Critical Pedagogies
- Geographies of Contemporary Cambodia
- Strengths-based approaches in rural India
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.