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ACRAWSA - Keynote Speakers
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Professor Eduardo Bonilla –Silva
Department of Sociology, Duke University
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor and Chair of Sociology, earned his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Bonilla-Silva held posts at the University of Michigan and at Texas A&M University before joining the faculty of Duke's Department of Sociology in 2006. His research areas include racial stratification, social theory, critical race methods, political sociology, and Latin American and the Caribbean, and Epistemology. One of Dr. Bonilla-Silva's current projects is titled "We are All Americans! The Latin Americanization of Race Relations in the USA," and explores the changing dynamics of racial stratification in the United States. He has
published widely including Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013) and White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Lynne Rienner 2001).

Dr Toula Nicolacopoulos

Dr Toula Nicolacopoulos
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University
Since completing her PhD on 20th century Anglo-American liberal and communitarian thought, Toula Nicolacopoulos has been studying Hegel in the light of feminist and radical left thinking on issues of global citizenship, justice and struggles for recognition. She is interested in developing theories of subjectivity, cultural diversity and political agency which draw upon the insights of critical race and whiteness theory and the history of Greek-Australian political activism. She, together with George Vassilacopoulos, is author of the critically acclaimed Indigenous Sovereignty and the Being of the Occupier: Manifesto for a White Philosophy of Origins (re.press 2014). Toula has been a longstanding supporter of ACRAWSA.

Professor Steve Larkin

Professor Steve Larkin
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership & Director of the Australian
Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE)

Professor Steven Larkin is a Kungarakany man from Darwin in the Northern Territory. As a member of the CDU Executive, Professor Larkin works closely with other senior managers and stakeholders, including the Commonwealth, in developing and implementing strategies and providing leadership to further progress the vision, strategic framework, goals and objectives of CDU in becoming a leader in Indigenous education.

Professor Larkin has served on numerous national advisory committees in Indigenous Affairs. He has chaired the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council or ATSIHEAC (then Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council) for three years (2009-2012), and the Northern Territory Board
of Studies for two years (2010-2012).

Professor Larkin has recently completed a doctorate on race relations at the Queensland University of Technology, and holds a Masters in Social Work from Charles Sturt University and a Bachelor of Social work from the University of Queensland.


Updated: 25th November 2014