Board of Directors

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 →

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 →

Karrina Nolan

Karrina Nolan is a descendant of the Yorta Yorta people. She’s worked as an organiser, strategist, campaigner, facilitator, lobbyist and hip hop wrangler alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, young people and communities for over 25 years. She’s led programs and campaigns on… Continue Reading →

Elise Klein OAM

Dr Elise Klein is a Senior Lecturer of Development Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Elise has a Dphil in International Development from the University of Oxford and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the… Continue Reading →

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