Interview: Andrew Farrell

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Indigenous Queer Studies academic, Andrew Farrell, talks with Bent Street editor Tiffany Jones about their development of world-first Aboriginal Queer University Units. Andrew Farrell is a Wodi Wodi person and Queer identified academic whose research is focused on LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal peoples and social media. Andrew has also developed projects such as the Archiving the Aboriginal Rainbow blog, an online portal that addresses the absence of a digital space that catalogues Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual and gender diversity by sharing links to contemporary and historical audio, images, articles, art, and various other items found across the web (Farrell, 2014). The blog prioritises the perspectives of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ peoples as decolonising agents within Nakata’s (2007, in Farrell, 2015) ‘Cultural Interface’—in which Indigenous LGBTIQ knowledge, experiences and challenges filter through complex terrains of knowing and unknowing—transforming how we may see and know this unique and diverse community. Bent Street caught up with Andrew Farrell to discuss their latest contribution in developing and co-ordinating world-first units in Aboriginal Queer Studies commencing in 2020 at Macquarie University.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBent street 3
Subtitle of host publicationAustralian LGBTIQA + arts, writing and ideas
EditorsTiffany Jones
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherClouds of Magellan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780648460497
ISBN (Print)9780648460480
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameBent street


  • LGBT
  • queer
  • Indigenous
  • educational change
  • identity
  • culture
  • feminism
  • higher education
  • Aboriginal
  • power
  • gender
  • sexuality


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