Indigenous Engagement Old
The School acknowledges the precedence and continuity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custodians of the Australian continent, their contribution to knowledge, and pays our respects to elders, past, present and emerging.
With more than 370 million Indigenous people worldwide and Indigenous politics featuring as a prominent and crucial debate in the Australian polity, the School of Political Science and International Studies is committed to increasing Indigenous engagement. Since 2010 the School has led a range of initiatives from provocative fora such as “How white is your university?” to recent commitments to include more Indigenous issues and perspectives in the curriculum. In 2017, a new postgraduate course “Indigenous Politics Within and Beyond the State” will be introduced.
How the Country was Run
After a long association, Kombumerri educator and philosopher Dr. Mary Graham formally joined the School as Adjunct Associate Professor. Dr. Graham contributes to a series of discussions on “How the Country was Run”, focusing on Aboriginal conceptions of governance and socio-political order and how these interact with European counterparts under the conditions of settler-colonialism
New Course in Indigenous Politics
Indigenous Teaching and Learning
Artwork on Display
In 2014 the School contributed to “Courting Blakness” an innovative art installation by Indigenous artists in the University’s Great Court. Check out the website and the accompanying book published by UQ Press