Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


The staff at the School of Indigenous Australian Studies have a diverse research range of expertise and interests and can supervise Higher Degree Research students in the following areas:

  • Indigenous and Indigenist research methodologies;
  • Racial stereotyping and news media;
  • Online pedagogies;
  • Social memories and oral histories;
  • Western and Indigenous knowledge systems in Science education;
  • Reviving Indigenous Cultures and Knowledges;
  • Traditional Indigenous Ecological Knowledges;
  • Co-construction of social and ecological knowledges;
  • Barriers to self-determination for Aboriginal business owners and operators.

They also serve on many professional associations both internally and externally, including Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Australasian Science Education Association and Aboriginal and Torres Strat Islander Mathematics Alliance, Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association, Wiradjuri Traditional Owners Central West Aboriginal Corporation, the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network, and the Faculty of Arts and Education Workplace Learning Committee (CSU). They have research partnerships with the Australian Research Council and Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owner Corporation and Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority.

Selected Staff Publications

Green, S. & Bennett, B. (2018). Wayanha: A Decolonised Social Work. Australian Social Work, 71(3), 261-264.

Green, S. (2017) Aboriginal People and Caring within a Colonised Society. In B. Pease, S. Standford, M. Hughes & A. Vreugdenhil (Eds.), The Politics of Caring: Towards a Critical Ethic of Care in Social Work. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Phillips, J., & Luke, A. (2017). Two Worlds Apart: Indigenous Community Perspectives and Non-Indigenous Teacher Perspectives on Australian Schools. In W. T. Pink & G. W. Noblit (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Urban Education (pp. 959-996). Springer.

Randell-Moon, H. (2017). Thieves like us: The British Monarchy, Celebrity and Settler Colonialism. Celebrity Studies, 8(3), 393-408.

Ruddell, N., Danaia, L., & McKinnon, D. H. (2016). Indigenous Sky Stories: Reframing How we Introduce Primary School Students to Astronomy — a Type II Case Study of Implementation. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 45(2), 170-180. DOI: 10.1017/jie.2016.21