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Chelsea Watego Chelsea Watego i(8114387 works by) (a.k.a. Chelsea Bond)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Mununjali / Munaldjali ; South Sea Islander
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BiographyHistory

Chelsea Watego (formerly Bond) is a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman and Associate Professor within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at The University of Queensland. With over 20 years experience working within Indigenous health as a health worker and researcher, Chelsea’s work has drawn attention to the role of race in the production of health inequalities. Her current ARC Discovery Grant seeks to build an Indigenist Health Humanities as a new field of research, one that is committed to the survival of Indigenous peoples locally and globally, and foregrounds Indigenous intellectual sovereignty.  She is a prolific writer and public intellectual, having written for IndigenousX, NITV, The Guardian, and The Conversation. She is a founding board member of Inala Wangarra, an Indigenous community development association within her community, a Director of the Institute for Collaborative Race Research and was one half of the Wild Black Women radio/podcast show.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 shortlisted The Horne Prize for the essay Mythologies of Aboriginal Culture
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