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Professor Barry Judd

Higher Degree by Research
Barry Judd

Barry Judd is a descendent of the Pitjantjatjara people of northwest South Australia, British immigrants and Afghan cameleers. He is a leading Australian scholar on the subject of Aboriginal participation in Australian sports.

Barry’s main research interest is in issues about identity – what kind of Australian identities have been formed out of the colonial contact between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Australia. His research focuses on Aboriginal people in sport as a way of engaging the broader population in difficult questions around the place of indigenous people in Australian society.

Barry is a member of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN).

He is interested in the social impact of Australian Football on Indigenous Australia; explorations of Australian identity and the process of cultural interchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; constructions of Australian citizenship and Australian nationalism; Aboriginal affairs policy and administration.

Research interests:

  • Australian identity
  • Aboriginal identity in postcolonial Australia
  • Aboriginal people in Australian sport
  • Aboriginal education policy.

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