Conference 2013 & Conference 2014

A huge thanks to all who attended the conference.  It was fabulous to have you in Western Australia for the first time.

As this conference had a focus of bringing together community and academia, we would particularly like to thank the community organisations and individuals who were involved, especially the Conference Partner, Peel Community Legal Services. 

The ACRAWSA AGM was also held at the conference.  The Executive for 2014 is:
Aileen Moreton-Robinson    President
Mary-Rose Casey               Vice-President
Sharlene Leroy-Dyer          Treasurer
Dona Cayetana                 Post graduate representative (continuing position)
David Singh                      Publicity Officer
Rose Carnes                      Secretary (1 year)
The 2014 ACRAWSA conference will be held in Brisbane.  Further information to follow shortly

 Book Reviewers Wanted

Critical Race and Whiteness Studies (
is soliciting interest for reviews of the books listed below. If
you are interested in reviewing one of these books, please get in touch with
the journal editor, Dr Holly Randell-Moon ( 

  • Johanna Kantola (2010), Gender and the European Union, Palgrave

  • Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True (2010), Doing Feminist Research in
    Political & Social Science
    , Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Melvin Leiman (2010), The Political Economy of Racism (reprint),
    Haymarket Books.

  • Evelyn Peters and Chris Andersen (2013), Indigenous in the City:
    Contemporary Identities and Cultural Innovation
    , UBC Press.

  • Cynthia Levine-Rasky (2013), Whiteness Fractured, Ashgate.

  • Stephen Hopgood (2013), The Endtimes of Human Rights, Cornell

  • Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson (2013), Border as Method, or, the
    Multiplication of Labor
    , Duke University Press.

  • Angela Wanhalla (2013), Matters of the Heart: A History of
    Interracial Marriage in New Zealand
    , Auckland University Press.

  • Heather Douglas and Mark Finnane (2012), Indigenous Crime and Settler
    Law: White Sovereignty after Empire
    , Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Veronica T. Watson (2013), The Souls of White Folk: African American
    Writers Theorize Whiteness
    , University of Mississippi Press.

The journal is also keen to publish film, theatre, video game and other
reviews relevant to the field of critical race and whiteness studies. If you
have a review of one of these media, please get in touch with the editor. In addition,
if you would like your book or work reviewed by the journal, please contact us

National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)

NIRAKN is an exciting new development in the fields of Indigenous Studies and research, Critical Race and Whiteness Studies. NIRAKN is funded through an ARC Special Research Initiative for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers’ Network.  The network is a hub and spokes model involving Indigenous researchers from 22 eligible institutions across all states and territories, as well as 5 Indigenous Partner Organisations and an Advisory Board of 10 eminent Indigenous elders and leaders. A primary goal of the network will be to capacity build and increase the number of Indigenous postgraduate, early and mid career researchers to develop new approaches to undertaking research that meets the urgent needs of Indigenous communities.

For more details on NIRAKN follow the link: 

Professor Moreton-Robinson in the UK

Professor Moreton-Robinson, President of ACRAWSA and Director of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network, is giving a public lecture, teaching a masterclass on Indigeneity and Whiteness and participating in a roundtable at the University of Leeds, UK, 10-11 June 2014. These events are followed by Professor Moreton-Robinson's public lecture to the Birkbeck Race Forum and Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths, University of London, 12 June 2014. Professor Sara Ahmed will introduce the lecture entitled 'Indigenous Studies in the First World: Contested Territory, Cultural Entrapment and Race in the 21st Century'.

Details of both events can be found here:
University of Leeds -
Birkbeck College, University of London -



Updated: 23rd April 2014