Personal details

Name
Dr Alissa Macoun
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Political Science, Policy and Administration, Other Studies in Human Society
Phone
+61 7 3138 1600
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member – Australian Political Studies Association (APSA)
  • Member – Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA)
Keywords

Indigenous Politics and Policy, Settler Colonialism, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, Northern Territory Intervention, race and racism, whiteness, colonial knowledge politics, Australian politics, QUT Centre for Justice

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

Biography

Alissa Macoun joined QUT in 2020 as a Lecturer in the School of Justice.  She is interested in the politics of race and contemporary colonialism.

Alissa’s work in Australian Indigenous politics and policy explores ways race is used to legitimise colonial approaches, institutions and regimes. She is interested in policy logics, political structures, academic and social knowledge production practices, as well as the connections between these processes. Her work draws on scholarship from public policy, political theory, settler colonial studies, sociology, critical race and critical Indigenous studies.

Alissa was a Lecturer at the School of Political Science and International Studies at University of Queensland from 2015-2019. Although non-Indigenous, she was a Research Fellow for the Australian Research Council’s National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) based at QUT from 2013 – 2015.

Alissa has a PhD (Political Studies) and BA (Honours, first class) from the University of Queensland. Her PhD thesis exploring the political justification of the Commonwealth’s 2007 Intervention in Northern Territory Indigenous communities won the 2013 APSA PhD Prize.

This information has been contributed by Dr Alissa Macoun.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
APSA PhD Thesis Prize 2013
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
University of Queensland Graduate School Dean¿s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
High Commendation from the Mayer Journal Article Prize panel for 'Aboriginality and the Northern Territory Intervention' published in the AJPS in 2011