11 May

This week’s Keynote Spotlight for the Race, Whiteness and Indigeneity Conference is Associate Professor Fiona Nicoll.

Dr. Fiona Nicoll is an Associate Professor and Research Chair in Gambling Policy with the Alberta Gambling Research Institute and the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. A founding member of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association and co-editor of Transnational Whiteness Matters (Lexington Press, 2008) and Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University (University of Queensland Press, 2015), she has published numerous chapters and articles on reconciliation, Indigenous sovereignty and whiteness in the Australian context. She has also worked with contemporary Indigenous artists and community leaders on public education and art projects. These include Aunty Nance, a social history exhibition on the life of a survivor of the stolen generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who gave a speech to the New South Wales parliament on the occasion of its formal apology (2001-2) and an installation of public art by Karla Dickens, Archie Moore, Christian Thompson, Michael Cook, Ryan Presley, Megan Cope and Natalie Harkin in the Great Court of the University of Queensland which was curated by Fiona Foley (2015).

Associate Professor Nicoll is one of the twelve keynote speakers at the upcoming Race, Whiteness and Indigeneity International Conference. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Surfers Paradise in Queensland, on 6-8 June 2017. You can register for the conference here.