Our People

Jasmine Barzani

Jasmine Barzani is a gen-y Iranian Kurdish troublemaker and aspiring filmmaker. She was born in Iran and spent most of her early life in south-west Sydney. Jasmine is a political organiser and mover for social change. She has volunteered for various… Continue Reading →

Stefano de Pieri

Stefano de Pieri was born in Treviso, near Venice. He migrated to Australia in his late teens and attended Sydney Road Community School whilst working for an Italian Left organisation called Filef. He dabbled with food, attended the University of Melbourne,… Continue Reading →

Jon Altman AM (Chair)

Jon Altman has been a director of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies and the chair of its Board since 2016. Jon is an emeritus professor of the Australian National University affiliated with the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)… Continue Reading →

Paul James

Paul James is Professor of Globalisation and Cultural Diversity in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (London) and Honorary Professor at King’s College London. He… Continue Reading →

Melinda Hinkson

Melinda Hinkson was appointed Director of the Institute in March 2019. Prior to taking up this position she was Associate Director, with responsibility for curating public and academic programs. Melinda is a social anthropologist with wide ranging interests in the… Continue Reading →

Priya Srinivasan

Priya Srinivasan has a dual career as an artist and scholar committed to questions of decolonisation and interdisciplinary postcolonial feminist performance. She learned classical and contemporary Indian and Asian arts from Dr. Chandrabhanu (OAM) and the late Geoffrey Goldie. Priya… Continue Reading →

Paul Carter

Paul Carter is an internationally renowned writer, artist, and cultural heritage specialist. He has written extensively about white settler societies, their foundational myths and the ways these inform the places they create and the national narratives that hold them together…. Continue Reading →

Sundhya Pahuja

Sundhya Pahuja is a Professor of International Law at the Melbourne Law School and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at the University of Melbourne. Her work centres on the question of global inequality and international law’s… Continue Reading →

Carlos Eduardo Morreo

Carlos Eduardo Morreo is the Institute of Postcolonial Studies’ executive officer. Carlos also teaches global political economy and critical approaches to development in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra. Prior to IPCS… Continue Reading →

Ross Lake

Ross was born in Albury, New South Wales, but has spent almost all his life in Mildura and surrounds. Educated at Mildura West Primary and Mildura High School he went on to Economics, Law and Education degrees at Monash University…. Continue Reading →

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