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Aileen Moreton-Robinson Aileen Moreton-Robinson i(A72549 works by)
Born: Established: Moreton Bay, Brisbane - South East, Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Goernpil / Goenpul / Geonpul
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Aileen Moreton-Robinson is a Geonpul woman from Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island), Quandamooka First Nation (Moreton Bay) in Queensland. Professor Moreton-Robinson has held the position of Convenor in Indigenous Studies at Griffith University's School of Humanities and has held academic posts at Flinders University, the University of South Australia, Brisbane College of Advanced Education, and The University of Queensland. More recently, she has been Dean of Indigenous Research and Engagement at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Moreton-Robinson holds a BA Hons from the Australian National University and a PhD from Griffith University. She has been director of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), president of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA), an executive member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC), and a member of the editorial board of a range of journals, including Cultural Studies Review, Australian Feminist Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal, Journal of Australian Studies / Zeitschrift für Australienstudien, Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies ejournal, and Annual Review of Native and Indigenous Studies (ARNAIS). She has also held a number of government appointments and community service positions.

During 2004-2005, she was an ARC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland. She has advocated for Indigenous rights at local, state, national and international levels and worked for a number of Indigenous organisations.

Moreton-Robinson has published widely in the area of native title, whiteness, race and feminism in anthologies and journals in Australia and abroad. She is author of Talkin' Up to the White Woman : Indigenous Women and Feminism, published by University of Queensland Press (2000).

In July 2020, Professor Moreton-Robinson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In June 2021, she was elected to a three-year term as the president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA).


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y separately published work icon Talkin' Up to the White Woman : Aboriginal Women and Feminism St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z1009223 2000 single work criticism (taught in 8 units)

In this important and beautifully written book, Aileen Moreton-Robinson gives us a compelling analysis of white Australian feminism seen through Indigenous Australian women's eyes. She unpacks the unspoken normative subject of feminism as white middle-class woman, where whitemess marks their position of power and privilege vis-a-vis Indigenous women, and where silence about whitemess sustains the exercise of that power. And she examines the consequences of practices for Indigenous women and White women.' (Source: Preface, Talkin' Up to the White Women, 2000)

2001 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Gleebooks Prize for Literary or Cultural Criticism
2001 shortlisted Stanner Award
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