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Emeritus Professor John Maynard

Emeritus Professor John Maynard

Director
Fellow Australian Social Sciences Academy, Fellow Australian Academy of the Humanities

Emeritus Professor John Maynard is a Worimi Aboriginal man from the Port Stephens region of New South Wales. He has held several major positions and served on numerous prominent organizations and committees including, Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association. He was the recipient of the Aboriginal History (Australian National University) Stanner Fellowship 1996, the New South Wales Premiers Indigenous History Fellow 2003, Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow 2004, University of Newcastle Researcher of the Year 2008 and 2012. In 2014 he was elected a member of the prestigious Australian Social Sciences Academy. He gained his PhD in 2003, examining the rise of early Aboriginal political activism. He has worked with and within many Aboriginal communities, urban, rural and remote. Professor Maynard’s publications have concentrated on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history, and the history of Australian race relations. He is the author of several books, including Aboriginal Stars of the Turf, Fight for Liberty and Freedom, The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe, Aborigines and the Sport of Kings, True Light and Shade and Living with the Locals.

Professor Victoria Haskins

Co-Director, ARC Fellow
President of Academic Senate, CH239

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Dr Kit Candlin

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Conjoint Professor Peter Hempenstall

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Daniela Heil

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Marguerite Johnson

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science (Classics)

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Dr Raymond Kelly

Deputy Head of Institute
Indigenous Education and Research

Associate Professor Amy Maguire

Associate Professor
Newcastle Law School

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Dr Julie McIntyre

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Sara C Motta

Head of Politics and International Relations Group
Newcastle Business School

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Dr Una Rey

Lecturer
School of Creative Industries

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Professor Lyndall Ryan AM FAHA

Professor
School of Humanities & Social Science

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Dr Sachiyo Tsukamoto

Honorary Associate Lecturer
Humanities and Social Science

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Associate Professor Kate Senior

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Kevin Sobel-Read

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Associate Professor Tamara Young

Associate Professor
Newcastle Business School

Dr Hedda Askland

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Paul Hodge

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher

Distinguished Laureate Professor/Executive Director, CIFAL Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health|Office of the DVC Global Engagement & Partnerships

Dr Simon Weaving

Senior Lecturer
School of Creative Industries

Professor Sarah Wright

Future Fellow
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Cara Cross

Cara Cross

Thesis: Our land, our healer: Exploring the use of sulphur, sulphate minerals and sulphate clays within Aboriginal pharmacopoeia.

Ashlen Francisco

Ashlen Francisco

Thesis: A History of the Transition from Protection to Welfare in NSW 1939-1940.

Padraic Gibson

Padraic Gibson

Thesis: The Communist Party of Australia and the Fight for Aboriginal Rights 1921 – 1934.

Srishti Guha

Srishti Guha

Thesis: Gaze Returned: The Politics of Colonial Visual Culture and Iconography in India and Australia 1860 – 1950.

Jesse Hodgetts

Jesse Hodgetts

Thesis: Traditional Aboriginal Language and Song from Original Speakers and Songmen in NSW.

Carole Y Johnson

Carole Y Johnson

Thesis: NAISDA and Indigenous urban Dance in Australia in the 1980s: A story of political activism, community development and transnational cooperation and creativity!

Dr Marlene Longbottom

Dr Marlene Longbottom

Thesis: Balwalwanga bhulungs: We are strong women.

Pearl Nunn

Pearl Nunn

Thesis: Visible and Vocal: Women of Colour in Eighteenth Century Britain.

Jennifer Rumbel

Jennifer Rumbel

Thesis: Sacred Stories – Sacred Spaces: A Journey into Discovery, Truth & Right Relations

Truman Smith

Truman Smith

Thesis: "Unprovoked Barbarity": Kidnapping on Queensland’s Frontier, 1859 – 1897.

Derrick Vale

Derrick Vale

Thesis: Knock 'Em Down Bowra: Looking into the Life of Aboriginal People in Bowraville from a Koori's Point of View.

Lynette Walshe

Lynette Walshe

Thesis: An epistemology of the philosophical culture and spirituality between Indigenous Language and Country. Gathering a holistic understanding of the expression "Language Belongs to Country".

Professor Pal Ahluwalia

Professor Pal Ahluwalia

Vice-Chancellor President Professor Pal Ahluwalia
The University of the South Pacific

Dr Laurie Bamblett

Co-director, Australian Centre for Indigenous History
Australian National University

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Professor Swapna Banerjee

Director, Research and Academic Programs

Jumbunna Inst for Indigenous Education & Research. Director, SIC - Strengthening Indigenous Communities. Core Member, SIC - Strengthening Indigenous Communities

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Dr Rosie Cox

Professor of Geography, Department of Geography
Environment and Development Studies

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Associate Professor John Robert Evans

Director, Undergraduate Indigenous Program
University of Sydney

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Professor Françoise Dussart

Department of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of Connecticut

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Dr Gary Foley

Senior Lecturer, Moondani Balluk
Victoria University

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Professor Penny Edmonds

School of Humanities, College of Arts, Law and Education
University of Tasmania

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Sekai Holland

Zimbabwean Government Co-Minister of State for National Healing

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Jackie Huggins

Jackie Huggins

B.A. Hons (UQ), Dip.Ed. (Flinders)
Doctor of the University Honoris Causa, AM, FAHA

Professor Emerita Marilyn Lashley

Professor Emerita, Department of Political Science
Howard University, Washington D.C

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Dr. Paul McKenzie-Jones

Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta CA

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Professor Chris Mullard

Director Focus Consultancy, Chairman of the Bernie Grant Trust, Chairman of the London Notting Hill Festival, Patron of the Slavery memorial Trust and Honorary Consul general for the Republic of South Africa

Director Focus Consultancy, Chairman of the Bernie Grant Trust, Chairman of the London Notting Hill Festival, Patron of the Slavery memorial Trust and Honorary Consul general for the Republic of South Africa

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Djon Mundine

Djon Mundine OAM, independent Bandjalung curator, writer, artist, activist

Concept-Curator 1988 Aboriginal Memorial, Winner 2020 Red Ochre Life-time Achievement Award of the Australia Council

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Dr Roger L Nichols

PhD. American History
Professor of History, University of Arizona

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Professor Atsushi Nobayashi

Center for Cultural Resource Studies
National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka Japan

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Dr Patricia O'Brien

Australian Research Council Future Fellow, School of History
Australian National University

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Dr Naomi Parry

Lecturer
University of Tasmania and Accredited Member Professional Historians' Association

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Dr Venetria K Patton

Director, African American Studies & Research Center
Purdue College of Liberal Arts

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Associate Professor Theresa Runstedtler

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences
American University, Washington D.C

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Scott Manning Stevens

Director, Native American Studies
The College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, NY

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Terry Snowball

Terry Snowball

Repatriation Coordinator
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Suitland, MD 20746
Dr Ronald Stephens

Dr Ronald Stephens

Professor of African American Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Purdue College of Liberal Arts
Professor Sudebilige

Professor Sudebilige

Professor, and Dean of School of Education
Minzu University of China

Professor Quito Swan

ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellow and Professor of African Diaspora History
Howard University, Washington D.C

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Dr Marlene Longbottom

Aboriginal Post Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Wollongong

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Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Independent Consultant Director
University of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies unit, 1992-2010

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.