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Slater, Lisa Dr

Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies

  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Overview


Lisa Slater’s work is committed to broadening and challenging key concepts that inform policies and politics such as ‘reconciliation’, ‘recognition’, ‘wellbeing’, ‘community’, ‘sustainability’ and the ‘environment’.

Such challenges require concepts that help unpack the relationship between people, knowledge, power and governance, to understand the effects of privileging the ideas of particular cultures over others. Place is foregrounded in Lisa’s work because politics and policies always unfold somewhere.

Her recent projects have a strong focus on remote, rural and regional Australia.   

Research Overview


  • I am a senior lecturer in Cultural Studies, in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry (LHA). I work primarily in the disciplines of cultural studies and Indigenous studies and settler colonialism, with a research and teaching portfolio that is strongly interdisciplinary. My research seeks to understand the processes of neo-colonialism, the conditions of production of contemporary Indigeneity and settler-colonial belonging, with a particular focus on the ways cultural production – most recently cultural festivals – are sites for the expressions of Indigenous sovereignty and ethical inter- cultural engagement. My recent projects have a strong focus on remote, rural and regional Australia. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Postcolonialism and settler colonialism;
    • Australian Indigenous cultural studies;
    • Issues of belonging and place making;
    • Indigenous cultural festivals;
    • Cultural production and intercultural engagement

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Art and Urban Aboriginal Adolescent Identity Moyle, Catherine
    Doctor of Philosophy An investigation into Indigenous art recognition in the contemporary art world Bendor, Iris
    Doctor of Philosophy But wait, there's more: deep mapping place to disrupt local histories Saunders, Jen

Full Name


  • Lisa Slater

Research Overview


  • I am a senior lecturer in Cultural Studies, in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry (LHA). I work primarily in the disciplines of cultural studies and Indigenous studies and settler colonialism, with a research and teaching portfolio that is strongly interdisciplinary. My research seeks to understand the processes of neo-colonialism, the conditions of production of contemporary Indigeneity and settler-colonial belonging, with a particular focus on the ways cultural production – most recently cultural festivals – are sites for the expressions of Indigenous sovereignty and ethical inter- cultural engagement. My recent projects have a strong focus on remote, rural and regional Australia. 

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Postcolonialism and settler colonialism;
    • Australian Indigenous cultural studies;
    • Issues of belonging and place making;
    • Indigenous cultural festivals;
    • Cultural production and intercultural engagement

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Art and Urban Aboriginal Adolescent Identity Moyle, Catherine
    Doctor of Philosophy An investigation into Indigenous art recognition in the contemporary art world Bendor, Iris
    Doctor of Philosophy But wait, there's more: deep mapping place to disrupt local histories Saunders, Jen

Full Name


  • Lisa Slater

Research Areas

Geographic Focus