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.

Current projects

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.