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Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Division of Research and Commercialisation,
Indigenous Studies Research Network

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Name
Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson
Position(s)
Professor of Indigenous Studies
Division of Research and Commercialisation,
Indigenous Studies Research Network
IHBI Member
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HHWB
Discipline *
Sociology, Cultural Studies, Other Studies in Human Society
Phone
+61 7 3138 3791
Fax
+61 7 3138 3992
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Griffith University), BA(Hons) (Australian National University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Director – National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)
  • Council member – Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)
  • Executive member – National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC)
  • President – Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA)
  • Member – Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Co-editor – International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies.
  • Member – editorial board – Cultural Studies Review
  • Member – editorial board – Australian Feminist Studies
  • Member – editorial management committee – American Quarterly
  • Member – editorial board – Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies ejournal
  • Member – editorial board – International Journal for Crime and Justice
  • Member – editorial board – Annual Review of Native and Indigenous Studies (ARNAIS)
Keywords

Feminism, Indigenous Research Methodologies, Indigenous Research Capacity Building, Indigenous Sovereignty, Indigenous Studies, Law, Race, Whiteness

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson is a Goenpul woman from Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island), Quandamooka First Nation (Moreton Bay) in Queensland, Australia. As Professor of Indigenous Studies at QUT she:

  • is Director of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)
  • teaches the Indigenous postgraduate research capacity building program.

Research interests

Professor Moreton-Robinson has researched and published in anthologies and journals in Australia and abroad in the areas of:

  • law and sovereignty
  • whiteness
  • race
  • feminism.

She was the founding President of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association. As one of Australia’s leading Indigenous academics, Professor Moreton-Robinson receives numerous invitations to give keynote presentations nationally and internationally. She has been invited to and presented at the University of Washington, University of California Los Angeles, Oberlin College, University of London, University of Geneva, University of Illinois, Dartmouth, Wesleyan University, University of Hawaii, University of Michigan and the University of Alberta.

This information has been contributed by Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson.

Teaching

Guest Lectures

  • 2012 – GEOG 522 Advanced Qualitative Methods in Geography convened by Professor Lucy Jarosz, Indigenous Research Capacity Building at the Indigenous Studies Research Network, University of Washington, USA, 5th December.
  • 2012 – CHID 250 Comparative History of Ideas convened by Professor Jeanette Bushnell, Relationality as a First World Indigenous Social Research Paradigm, University of Washington, USA, 4th December. 
  • 1999 – Research Methodology, co-ordinator Dr Vicki Crowley, Towards an Indigenous Methodology, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • 1998 – Revealing Race in White Feminist Academic Narratives, presented to the Construction of Whiteness Research Workshop, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, convened by Dr Jane Haggis and Dr Suzanne Schech, 24th January.
  • 1997 - Researching Whiteness: Returning the Indigenous Gaze, presented at the Construction of Whiteness Research Workshop, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, convened by Dr Jane Haggis and Dr Suzanne Schech, 12th January.
  • 1995 – The Dilemmas of Researching Native Title ,Legal Research Methodology Unit, Masters by coursework, co-ordinator Professor Gardner, Gardens Point campus, Law Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 20th August.

Curriculum Development Masterclasses

  • 2013 – Indigenous Qualitative Research Methodologies, Charles Darwin University, (with Dr David Singh) 24th – 26thJune.
  • 2012 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 14th – 16th February.
  • 2011 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, James Cook University, Townsville, 22nd July.
  • 2010 – Native Studies Masterclass, Master Scholar, University of Geneva, Switzerland 7th May.
  • 2010 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, with Associate Professor Maggie Walter, 22nd – 24th June.
  • 2010 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, University of South Australia, Adelaide, with Associate Professor Maggie Walter, 28th – 30th June.
  • 2009 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, with Associate Professor Maggie Walter 7th – 9th July.
  • 2009 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, with Associate Professor Maggie Walter, 13th – 15th July.
  • 2008 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, with Associate Professor Maggie Walter, 3rd – 5th September.
  • 2007 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 27th – 28th September.
  • 2006 – Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, with Dr Wendy Brady, Dr Karen Martin and Professor John Maynard, 27th – 28th September.
  • 2005 – Whiteness Studies Masterclass, University of Queensland, Brisbane, with Professor Marilyn Lake, Professor David Roediger, Dr Suvendrini Perera, Dr Wendy Brady, 13th – 15th December.
  • 2005 – Race, Culture and Whiteness Masterclass, University of Queensland, Brisbane, with Professor Ien Ang and Dr Ghassan Hage, 7th – 9th July.

Postgraduate Research Capacity Building Programs

  • 2013 – 2016 National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network Capacity Building Program.
  • 2007 – Ongoing,  Indigenous Research Capacity Building Program, Indigenous Studies Research Network, QUT

Curriculum Development Coursework International Universities

  • Review of Tsenh ni yon gwai ho’ den (MA and PhD program in Indigenous Thought) York University, Canada.

Griffith University

  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies – core subject – Indigenous Studies major offered as a 2nd-year subject
  • Indigenous Politics and Rights - core subject – Indigenous Studies major offered as a 2nd-year subject
  • (Re)presenting the Indigenous Other - core subject – Indigenous Studies major offered as a 3rd-year and honours subject
  • Theories of Race - elective offered as a 3rd-year, honours, and masters subject in the Indigenous Studies major, Humanities and Law.

Flinders University

  • Women in Contemporary Australia – core subject Women’s Studies major offered as a 1st- and 2nd-year subject
  • Issues in Feminist Theory – core subject Women’s Studies major offered as a 3rd-year, honours and masters subject
  • Introduction to Feminist Debates – core subject Women’s Studies major offered as a 1st- and 2nd-year subject.

QUT

  • Contemporary Issues for Justice Professionals 1 - core subject – Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies)
  • Introduction to Professional Studies - core subject – Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Issues – elective – Bachelor of Laws)
  • Indigenous Rights and Reforms elective – Master of Arts (Justice Studies)
  • Aboriginal Cultural Studies – elective – Bachelor of Social Science).

QUT subjects developed in collaboration with colleagues

  • Contemporary Issues for Justice Professionals 2 – core subject in the Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies)
  • Criminology – minor/major Bachelor of Justice Studies
  • Australian Society and Identity - Bachelor of Education.

Academic Positions within the Higher Education Sector

  • 2006 – Current Position – Professor of Indigenous Studies and Director of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • 2003 – 2005 – ARC Postdoctoral Fellow Australian Studies Centre, Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • 2000 – 2002 – Lecturer B, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • 1999 – 2000 – Lecturer B, Department of Women’s Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • 1999 – Lecturer C, Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Underdale Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • 1996 – 1998 – Ph.D. candidate, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Women’s Studies, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane.
  • 1994 – 1996 – Lecturer B, Faculty of Law, Justice Studies, Kelvin Grove Campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • 1989 – 1990 – Co-ordinator/Lecturer B, Aboriginal and Islander Education and Student Support Program, Brisbane College of Advanced Education/Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • 1989 – Lecturer A, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
This information has been contributed by Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson.

Experience

Research Reports

  • Moreton-Robinson, A., Singh, D., Kolopenuk, J., Robinson, A., Walter, M. 2012. Learning the Lessons? Pre-Service Teacher Preparation for Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students, A Report prepared for the Division of Indigenous Education and Training Futures – Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment, Indigenous Studies Research Network, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Franklin, A.S., Walter, M. and Moreton-Robinson, A. 2012. ‘Repositories of Recognition? Aboriginalia & The Inclusion of Aboriginal culture in the Branding of Australia’ in Franklin, AS and Maxwell-Stewart, HJ, The Research Life of Arts Objects, UniPrint, Sandy Bay, Tasmania.
  • Moreton-Robinson, A. Walter, M., Singh, D., & Kimber, M. 2011. On Stony Ground: Governance and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participation in Australian Universities, Department of Education Employment Workplace Relations.
  • Moreton-Robinson, A. 1988. ‘The Projection of Stereotypical Imagery of Aborigines by Tour Operators at Uluru’ in Sharing The Park: Anangu initiatives in Ayers Rock Tourism, prepared by the Central Land Council, the Pitjantjatjara Land Council and the Mutitjulu Community for the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Service, Commonwealth Government Printers, Canberra.

University Committees

  • 2011 –  Member, Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education Governance Committee, Charles Darwin University, Darwin.
  • 2011 – Member, Indigenous Education and Employment Committee, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • 2006 – Member, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • 2005 – Member, Working party Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy Committee, University of Queensland
  • 2002 – 2001 Member, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • 1994 – 1995 – Member, Aboriginal and Islander Advisory Committee, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • 1989 – 1990 – Member, Equity Committee, Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Brisbane.

Professional Service

  • 2008 – Chair, Nominations Committee, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.
  • 2005 – Convenor, Whiteness and the Horizons of Race Conference, Rydges Hotel, Southbank Brisbane, hosted by the Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 7th – 9th December.
  • 2005 – Member, Working Group, Traditional Indigenous Knowledges Institute, United Nations University, Tokyo.
  • 2004 – Facilitator, Indigenising the Curricula Workshop, Griffith Law Faculty, Staff Retreat, Sanctuary Cove Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, 20th – 21st January.
  • 2004 – Member, working party for the Indigenous Employment and Career Development Policy, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • 2004 – Convenor, Indigenous Sovereignties Symposium, Women’s College, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 23rd November.
  • 2002 – Member, interviewing panel, Lecturer in International Indigenous Environmental Studies, School of Environmental Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • 2001 – Convenor, Critical Conversations and Crucial Contexts: Whiteness and Race conference, Calypso Plaza Suites, Coolangatta, Queensland, 3rd – 5th April.
  • 2001 – Member, interviewing panel, Lecturer in Indigenous People and the Law, Law Faculty, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • 2000 – Organised sponsorship for the Neville Bonner Lecture Series, Griffith University, Brisbane
  • 2000 – Member, reference group for the Indigenous Associate Lecturer position, Faculty of Law, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • 2000 – Participated in the Indigenous recruitment and career development workshop, Human Resource Management, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • 1997 – Member, organising committee for the Kiala Public Lecture Series, Griffith University Postgraduate Association, Brisbane.
  • 1998 – Member, organising committee for the national Unmasking Whiteness: Race Relations and Reconciliation conference, sponsored by the Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, 17th – 18th September.
  • 1996 – Participated in the bridging program for Indigenous law students at Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • 1994 – Member, Equity Initiatives Fund Selection Panel, Equal Opportunity Unit, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • 1990 – Co-convenor, The Australian Sociological Association’s annual conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • 1989 – 1990 – Member, Academics for Social Justice, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Sydney.

Service to the Wider Community

  • 2005 – Expert witness, Analysis for Anti-Discrimination Commission Hearing, Queensland, 2nd June.
  • 2002 – Invited commentator, Resource Development on Aboriginal Land: A Human Rights Approach, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 6th – 8th May.
  • 2002 – Whiteness Workshop, Christian Brothers, Journeying Together Conference, Nudgee, Brisbane, 20th June.
  • 2001 – Whiteness Workshop, Department of Families, Queensland Government, Brisbane, 7th July.
  • 2001 – Leadership in Management, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Coffs Harbour, 12th – 16th June.
  • 2001 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Grant for an Indigenous Public Awareness Program, $10,000.
  • 2000 – Whiteness workshop, Binung Woolah Dhago: Listening and Leaning Together, Centre for Justice and Spirituality, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, 6th November.
  • 2000 – Commissioned by the Foundation of Aboriginal and Islander Research Action to prepare the final submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination.
  • 1999 – Member, interview panel for positions for the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA) Aboriginal Corporation Native Title Representative Body, Brisbane, 8th – 14th April.
  • 1999 – Speaker, International Women’s Day, lunchtime forum, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, 8th March.
  • 1999 – Guest speaker, The Australian Federation of University Women, Annual General Meeting Dinner, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 26th February.
  • 1999 – Whiteness workshop, Following the Dream Conference, Christian Brothers, Mulgoa, New South Wales, 3rd – 7th October.
  • 1999 – Whiteness workshop, Binung Woolah Dhago: Listening and Learning Together, Centre for Justice and Spirituality, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, 4th November.
  • 1998 – Workshop and presentation on Whiteness and Social Justice, Binung Woolah Dhago: Listening and Learning Together course, Centre for Justice and Spirituality, Woolloongabba, Brisbane.
  • 1998 – Member, panel, content of Bringing Australia Together, The University Bookshop, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • 1998 – Community representative, Sea of Hands ceremony, sponsored by Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR), Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, 5th April.
  • 1998 – Workshop on Whiteness in Australian Society, Association of Catholic Secondary School Principals, Magnetic Island, Queensland.
  • 1998 – Participated in the Barriers to and Appropriate Delivery Systems for Cervical Cancer Screening in Indigenous Communities in Queensland workshop sponsored by the Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Tropical Health Program, University of Queensland Medical School, Brisbane.
  • 1998 – Review of the Aboriginal Health Coordinator position for the Director, Aboriginal and Islander Health Unit, Queensland Health, Queensland Government.
  • 1998 – Whiteness workshop, Binung Woolah Dhago: Listening and Learning Together, Centre for Justice and Spirituality, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, 3rd November.
  • 1997 – Guest speaker: Wrestling Whiteness on the Road to Truth, Justice and Reconciliation, Kiala Public Lecture Series, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, South Bank, Brisbane, 26th September.
  • 1997 – Guest speaker, Living with Whiteness, Indigenous women’s lunch, International Women’s Day, South Bank, Brisbane, 7th March.
  • 1997 – Member, organising committee for Women For Reconciliation Dinner, sponsored by the Young Women’s Christian Association and Women’s Electoral Lobby.
  • 1996 – Member, Indigenous Women’s Forum on Policy Initiatives co-ordinated by the Office of Women’s Affairs, Premier’s Department, Queensland Government.
  • 1995 – Commentator, Aboriginal English in Practice and Context workshop, 19 to the Dozen Project, Open City Australian Performance Collaborations, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.
  • 1994 – Participated in drafting the Julayinbul Declaration and Statements (1) and (2) on Indigenous Intellectual Property and Cultural Heritage Rights. Declaration has been subsequently ratified by Indigenous nations within the Pacific Rim.
  • 1994 – Chairperson, Social Justice Session, Native Title Indigenous Rights Conference, Gateway Hotel, FAIRA Aboriginal Corporation.
  • 1993 – Chairperson, National Aboriginal Conference on Housing, sponsored by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • 1991 – Researched and prepared the Federation of Queensland Land Council’s submission to the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council on the Queensland government’s breach of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Brisbane.
  • 1989 – Guest speaker, Blue Stockings and Black Women, Blue Stockings Week, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • 1989 – Guest speaker, Soft Centred Chocolates: Women’s Rights in the 1980s, International Women’s Day Rally, King George Square, Brisbane.
  • 1988 – Guest speaker, Bush Millionaires, Still Dirt Poor: Aborigines, the State and Capitalist Development, annual dinner of the Builder’s Labourer’s Federation, Canberra.

Government Appointments

  • 2009 – 2012 – Deputy Chair, Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Canberra.
  • 2006 – 2008 – Board member, Queensland Indigenous Export and Marketing Agency, Department of Premier, Queensland Government.
  • 2002 – Griffith University representative, Queensland Board of Senior Secondary School Studies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Subject Advisory Committee, Queensland Government Department of Education and Training, Brisbane.
  • 1995 – Member, Reference Committee on Developing Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Policy, Department of Sport, Tourism and Racing, Queensland Government.
  • 1992 – Member, Queensland Women’s Consultative Council, Women’s Policy Unit, Office of the Cabinet, Queensland.
  • 1982 – Member, Preliminary Taskforce Working Party on Aboriginal Women’s Business, Canberra.
  • 1980 – Member, Commonwealth and Victorian governments’ Working Party on Aboriginal Health, Canberra.
This information has been contributed by Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
Reference year
2010
Details
2010 Member of AIATSIS
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
The 2010 Teaching Award for Excellence Indigenous Education
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2008
Details
Conditions of Settler Colonialism Symposium hosted by the University of Chicago on 26 and 27th April, 2008. Paper presented titled: Writting Off Indigenous Sovereignties.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2008
Details
Keynote Speaker at Indigeneity as a Category of Critical Analysis Symposium, held at the University of Illinois on the 22nd April, 2008. Paper presented titled: White Possession: The Legacy of Cook's Choice.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2009
Details
Keynote speaker at the 2nd Imagined Australia International Research Forum held in Bari, Italy. Paper titled "White Possession:Bodies that Matter on the Beach on 17th July 2009.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2009
Details
Keynote speaker presented at Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Indigeneity and Performance at Royal Hollaway, University of London on 15th May, 2009.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2008
Details
ALTC grant awarded for development of Indigenous Research Methodologies Masterclass Module into Australian PG Capacity Building programs.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Aboriginalia: Collecting Histories of Aboriginal Representation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
IN140100046
Start year
2014
Keywords
Representation; Aboriginal; History
Title
National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SR120100005
Start year
2012
Keywords
Indigenous Knowledge, Research Capacity Building
Title
Black on White: Indigenous Social Constructions of Race
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0343037
Start year
2003
Keywords