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Sarah Maddison


Associate Professor Sarah Maddison BA (Hons) UTS, PhD Sydney, is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow  in the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales. Previously Sarah was Senior Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Her areas of research expertise include Indigenous political culture, Australian democracy and democratic participation, gender politics, social movements, public policy, and democratic dialogue. She has been awarded several ARC Discovery grants, including for a current project researching non-Indigenous pathways to reconciliation. In 2009 Sarah was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to examine international models of Indigenous representation, through a study of the National Congress of American Indians and Canada’s Assembly of First Nations. In 2011 Sarah published two new books: Beyond White Guilt (Allen & Unwin) and Unsettling the Settler State (Federation Press, co-edited with Morgan Brigg, UQ). Sarah’s Future Fellowship project is a four-country comparative study of dialogue and conflict transformation in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Guatemala, and Australia, and she will publish a major monograph from this work in 2015.