Professor, Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University
Bronwyn Carlson is a Professor of Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University. Bronwyn’s research focuses on a number of interrelated themes including the politics of Indigenous identity, with particular interest in what it means to identify as an Aboriginal person today focusing on what constitutes and is constitutive of Aboriginal identity in contemporary times. Her doctoral thesis won the prestigious Stanner Award administered by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in 2013 and was published in 2016 with Aboriginal Studies Press.
In 2013 Bronwyn was granted an Australian Research Council, Discovery (Indigenous) Grant. Her research project focuses is on how Aboriginal people represent and negotiate identity issues in the online space, more specifically in Facebook. In 2016 Bronwyn was awarded a second ARC grant that will focus on help-seeking on social media. Bronwyn established and convenes The Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE). She is also the founder and managing editor for the Journal of Global Indigeneity, http://ro.uow.edu.au/jgi/
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