People

Directors

Emeritus Professor John Maynard

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

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Professor Victoria Haskins

Co-Director
President of Academic Senate, CH239

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Dr Jacqueline Wright

Dr Jacqueline Wright

Research Assistant

Jacqueline Wright has over twenty years’ experience in the creative, publishing, educational and media fields. She has lecturing, mentoring, writing, editing, researching and broadcasting experience, working at institutions such as Magabala Books and ABC Kimberley. She is currently supporting HDR students both academically and administratively and participating in an ARC Discovery Project study of the Aborigines Protection/Welfare Board at the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre. She is also an Adjunct Fellow at Curtin University, WA, where she was awarded a DCA in the School of Communication and Culture Studies exploring the ethics of representation of Indigenous peoples in works of fiction. Her debut novel Red Dirt Talking, published by Fremantle Press, won the 2010 TAG Hungerford Award and was long-listed for the 2013 Miles Franklin and Dobbie Literary Awards. It was followed by over 15 creative, creative non-fiction and essays in publications/sites with strong national/international reputations such as; Radio National, Griffith Review, Fairfax, Westerly, Margaret River, Fremantle and Currency Presses. As a teacher/linguist she has also consulted and taught in Kimberley and Pilbara Aboriginal bi-lingual schools and worked as an associate in numerous research teams across the educational sector. She was recently short-listed in the 2021 Penguin Literary Award for her second (unpublished) novel.

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

Jane Singleton

Jane Singleton

Thesis: The work and life of Katie Langloh Parker who notated Noongahburrah/Yuwaalaraay legends and language in 19thcentury North West NSW.

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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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.