Bronwyn Carlson


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Professor Carlson is an Aboriginal woman who was born on and lives on D'harawal Country in NSW Australia. She is a scholar with both a national and international reputation in the field of Indigenous Studies. She has vast teaching and curriculum development experience and has published in scholarly journals, nationally and internationally. Professor Carlson maintains a strong connection between Indigenous Studies pedagogy and research. She is the author of the book, The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today? (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016). She is also the founding and managing editor of the Journal of Global Indigeneity and the convenor of The Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE).

Research interests

Her research interests include Indigenous identities, Digital Indigenous Humanities and Global Indigeneity. She is the recipient of the 2013 Stanner award administered by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies for her Doctoral thesis on the politics of Indigenous identity. She has been awarded three consecutive solo ARC Discovery Indigenous grants focussing on Indigenous identity and community online on social media, help-seeking and giving on social media and online violence including cyberbullying and racism experienced by Indigenous peoples.

External positions

Associate Professor, University of Wollongong

Dec 2011May 2017

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Outputs 2009 2019

Disrupting the master narrative: Indigenous people and tweeting colonial history

Carlson, B., 2019, In : Griffith review. 64, p. 224-234 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

social media
research facility

Love and hate at the Cultural Interface: Indigenous Australians and dating apps

Carlson, B., 5 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Sociology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social media

Cyberbullying and Indigenous Australians: a review of the literature

Carlson, B. & Frazer, R., Sep 2018, Sydney: Macquarie University. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Cyberbullying and Indigenous Australians: a summary

Carlson, B., 6 Sep 2018, Sydney: Macquarie University. 2 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access
medical research
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Deterritorialising media: resilience and activism

Carlson, B., Browning, D., Finlay, S. M., Clarke, A. & Husband, D., 2018, In : Communication Research and Practice. 4, 1, p. 4-16 13 p.

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The Stanner Award

Bronwyn Carlson (Recipient), 2013


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