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Creative Industries Indigenous Seminar Series | Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson

The inaugural QUT Creative Industries Indigenous Seminar Series convened by Dr Sandra Phillips, concluded with seminar #4, which took place on Thursday 23 November, 2017. 

 The Series hosts Indigenous researchers and academics who disseminate their unique scholarship relevant to 21stCentury Creative Industries. Each seminar features presentation from the visiting expert Indigenous researcher who engages with the audience and with a QUT discussant. The series continues in 2018, convened by Dr Leah King-Smith.

In her presentation on The possessive logic of patriarchal white sovereignty: resisting reconciliation, Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson argued that the possessive logics of patriarchal white sovereignty operate discursively in the discourse of reconciliation to protect, recuperate and reinscribe the nation as a white possession by configuring reconciliation as an Aboriginal possession.

Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson is a Goenpul woman of the Quandamooka people (Moreton Bay). She is Australia’s first Indigenous Distinguished Professor and is Professor of Indigenous Research in the Indigenous Research and Engagement Unit at QUT. She was formerly the Director of the Australian Research Council’s National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN).

Professor Gene Moyle, Head, School of Creative Practice, Creative Industries Faculty, led the discussion, following the presentation.

Listen to the seminar presentation and discussion:

2017 Series Program: 

Seminar #1: 21 April, 2017 Associate Professor Bronwyn Carlson with Professor Jean Burgess
Seminar #2: 2 June, 2017 Fiona Foley with Dr Keith Armstrong
Seminar #3: 21 September, 2017 Dr Romaine Moreton and Dr Lou Bennett with Dr Verena Thomas
Seminar #4: 24 November, 2017 Distinguished Prof Aileen Moreton-Robinson with Professor Mandy Thomas