Dr Alissa Macoun

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Lecturer, Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Alissa Macoun joined QUT in 2020 as a Lecturer in the School of Justice.  She is interested in the politics of race and contemporary colonialism. Alissa’s work in Australian Indigenous politics and policy explores ways race is used to legitimise colonial approaches, institutions and regimes. She is interested in policy logics, political structures, academic and social knowledge production practices, as well as the connections between these processes. Her work draws on scholarship from public policy, political theory, settler colonial studies, sociology, critical race and critical Indigenous studies. Alissa was a Lecturer at the School of Political Science and International Studies at University of Queensland from 2015-2019. Although non-Indigenous, she was a Research Fellow for the Australian Research Council's National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) based at QUT from 2013 – 2015. Alissa has a PhD (Political Studies) and BA (Honours, first class) from the University of Queensland. Her PhD thesis exploring the political justification of the Commonwealth’s 2007 Intervention in Northern Territory Indigenous communities won the 2013 APSA PhD Prize.

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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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2013
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APSA PhD Thesis Prize 2013
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2012
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University of Queensland Graduate School Dean¿s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence
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2012
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High Commendation from the Mayer Journal Article Prize panel for 'Aboriginality and the Northern Territory Intervention' published in the AJPS in 2011