Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Professor, Indigenous Studies, Queensland University of Technology
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Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson (BA (Hons) ANU; PhD Griffith University) is a Goenpul woman from Minjerribah Stradbroke Island), Quandamooka First Nation (Moreton Bay) in Queensland, Australia. She has three children and four grandchildren. As Professor of Indigenous Studies at the Queensland University of Technology and Director of the Indigenous Studies Research Network she teaches the Indigenous postgraduate research capacity building program. She is author of Talkin' Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism (2000), University of Queensland Press, editor of Whitening Race: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism (2004), Aboriginal Studies Press, and Sovereign Subjects: Indigenous Sovereignty Matters (2007), Allen & Unwin. She is co-editor with Maryrose Casey and Fiona Nicoll of Transnational Whiteness Matters (2009) Lexington Press.

The multi-disciplinary nature of Professor Moreton-Robinson's work has resulted in publications in various disciplines such as Law, Sociology, Feminism, Indigenous Studies, Australian Studies, Native American Studies and History. She is on the editorial boards of several journals, including Cultural Studies Review and Australian Feminist Studies. Professor Moreton-Robinson established the International eJournal of Critical Indigenous Studies, which she co-edits with Associate Professor Maggie Walter. As one of Australia's leading academics in Indigenous Studies as well as Critical Race and Whiteness Studies she receives numerous invitations to give keynote presentations nationally and internationally. In 2011 she was keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium on Race and Sovereignty, School of Law, University of California.

Professor Moreton-Robinson was the founding President of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association ( She is currently Deputy Chair of the national Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council, which provides advice to the Australian Minister for Education. Professor Moreton-Robinson's commitment to NAISA as a global intellectual and political organization began in 2007 at the Oklahoma meeting and in 2008, she was elected founding chair of the Nominations Committee, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. She was a member of NAISA's Nominations Committee for three years and appreciates the opportunity to serve again as a member of Council.