Bronwyn Carlson



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Professor Bronwyn Carlson is an Aboriginal woman who was born on and lives on D'harawal Country in NSW Australia. Bronwyn was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Indigenous grant in 2013 for research on Aboriginal identity and community online (IN1301000360), and a second ARC in 2016 for research on Indigenous help-seeking on social media (IN160100049). In 2019 she was awarded a third consecutive ARC grant (IN200100010), specifically focusing on Indigenous experiences of online violence. Bronwyn is the author of The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today? (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016), which includes a chapter on identity and community on social media. She is widely published on the topic of Indigenous cultural, social, intimate and political engagements on social media including co-editing and contributing to two special issues; the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (2017) on “Indigenous Activism on Social Media’ and Media International Australia (2018) on “Indigenous Innovation on Social Media” and an edited volume with Rutgers University Press (2021) "Indigenous People Rise Up: The Global Ascendancy of Social Media Activism". She is also the founding and managing editor of the Journal of Global Indigeneity and the Director of The Centre for Global Indigenous Futures. Bronwyn is an active member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Sociology. In 2020 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. 

Research interests

Her research interests include Indigenous engagements on digital platforms; Indigenous identities and Indigenous Futurisms. 

External positions

Associate Professor, University of Wollongong

Dec 2011May 2017


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