Our People

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 →

Alison Caddick

Alison Caddick is the Managing Editor of the Institute’s journal Postcolonial Studies. Alison is a publisher and editor with Arena Publications. She was managing editor of Arena Journal for many years and has been editing Arena Magazine for the past… Continue Reading →

Anne Maxwell

Anne Maxwell is Associate Professor in the English Program in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She was born in Auckland, NZ and graduated from the University of Auckland with a BA and MA. She… Continue Reading →

Ian Duncanson

Ian Duncanson’s principal interests are in socio-legal and political theory and in their use to produce and understand social change. He had degrees from Southampton, Durham and Melbourne universities. He helped establish and worked in legal advice and referral centres… Continue Reading →

Joan Clarke OAM

Dr Joan Ellen Clarke has been a member of IPCS Council for over 8 years. Joan also serves on several Boards and Commissions including the Criminal Justice Taskforce and is a consultant to ASCA relating to organisational requirements for support services… Continue Reading →

Phillip Darby

Phillip Darby was educated at the Universities of Melbourne (MA, LLB) and Oxford – at St.Catherine’s and Nuffield Colleges (D.Phil).  He taught at the University of Melbourne from 1969 to 2017, and is a principal fellow in the School of… Continue Reading →

Mammad Aidani

Dr Mammad Aidani is a playwright and theatre director and holds a PhD in hermeneutics, phenomenological and existential psychology and an MA in sociolinguistics and identity. Mammad’s research focuses on Middle Eastern communities, especially Iranians who have experienced violence and torture, suffering in… Continue Reading →

Gali Weiss

Gali Weiss is an artist and researcher living and working in Melbourne. Born in Israel, she migrated with her family to Australia as a child, and returned to live and study in Jerusalem for 14 years as an adult. Since… Continue Reading →

Matthew Gmalifo Mabefam

Matthew is currently a sessional academic and PhD candidate at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Matthew has served as the convener of the African Studies Group (Uni. Melb) for the past two years. Matthew’s work is… Continue Reading →

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