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Research Biography

Dr Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Australian Studies and Archaeology. He is teaching arcaheology and Indigneous Australian Studies and an early career researcher. He has worked as an Academic Advisor for Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research and Lecturer in the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement. Current projects include:

Archaeology of the Lower Murray River, South Australia (Lower Murray Archaeological Project) - Holocene Investigations of Subsistence and Occupation in the Lower Murray, SA

https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2008/11/07/ngarrindjeri-history-pre-dates-pyramids/

Return of the Ngarrindjeri: Repatriation of Indigneous Ancestral Remains (Museums and Post-Colonialism)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jun/28/aborigines-reclaim-ancestors-remains

National Indigenous Research and Knowledge's Network (NIRAKN) Dr Wilson is currently a CI (network participant) for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (CI: Prof Aileen Moreton Robinson) 2003-2019.

Chris was the first Indigenous Australian to be awarded a PhD in Archaeology (awarded from Flinders University in 2017)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/first-indigenous-australian-to-complete-archaeology-phd-to-grad/8961894

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Flinders University

Award Date: 3 Apr 2017

External positions

Chief Investigator, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

2020 → …

Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) University of Wollongong

20192020

Co-Chair, Indigenous Heritage Theme, General Assembly, International Community of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) UNESCO

20192020

Kali’uokapa’akai Collective Think Tank, Hawaii

20192020

National Indigenous Research and Knowledge Network, University of Queensland

Keywords

  • CC Archaeology
  • Indigenous Archaeologies, Pre-history and Post-Colonialism
  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
  • Indigenous Australian Studies
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races

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Research Output

Friday Essay - Voices from the bush: how lockdown affects remote Indigenous communities differently

Smith, C., Kearney, A., Kotarba, A., Wilson, C., Grant, J., Pollard, K. & Saikia, U., 15 May 2020, The Conversation 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
  • Ngarrindjeri Repatriation: Kungun Ngarrindjeri Yunnan (Listen to Ngarrindjeri People Speaking)

    Hemming, S., Rigney, D., Sumner, M., Trevorrow, L., Rankine Jr, L., Berg, S. & Wilson, C., 2020, The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation: Return, Reconcile, Renew. Fforde, C., McKeown, C. T. & Keeler, H. (eds.). 1 ed. Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 147-164 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Returning to Yarluwar-Ruwe: Repatriation as a Sovereign Act of Healing

    Hemming, S., Rigney, D., Sumner, M., Trevorrow, L., Rankine Jr, L. & Wilson, C., 2020, Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation: Return, Reconcile, Renew. Fforde, C., McKeown, C. T. & Keeler, H. (eds.). Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 796-809 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Bates, William Brian (Badger)

    Wilson, C., 2019, Encyclopeadia of Global Archaeology. 2 ed. Springer, 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Indigegnous Archaeologies: Australian Perspective

    Wilson, C. & Wiltshsire, K., 2019, Encyclopeadia of Global Archaeology: Living Edition. Smith, C. (ed.). Cham: Springer, 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

    Indigenous Heritage Theme, International Community on Monuments of Science (ICOMOS), General Assembly (GA) 2020, UNESCO, Sydney, 1-10 October

    Chris Wilson (Chair)

    1 Oct 202010 Oct 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Archaeological Theory, World Archaeological Congress, Prague

    Chris Wilson (Invited speaker)

    5 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    History of Indigenous Archaeology, Collective Biographies of Archaeology in the Pacific (CBAP)

    Chris Wilson (Invited speaker)

    26 Mar 202027 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk