Position

Senior Lecturer
Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement

Biography

Chris is a Senior Lecturer/Academic Adviser with over 10 years experience in teaching, research and community engagement in higher education. He is a qualified archaeologist with research interests in Indigenous archaeology and has been extensively involved in community-based archaeological research projects along the Coorong and Lower Murray River, South Australia. He works in association with the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA), assists with development of cultural heritage management projects and supported community during the repatriation and reburial of Ngarrindjeri Old People's (human) remains from Australian and British museums.

Qualifications

2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University

2010, Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research Training and Practice, University of Melbourne

2006, Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) First Class, Flinders University

2004, Bachelor of Archaeology, Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

2013, National Indigenous Knowledges and ResearchNetwork (NIRAKN), Australian Research Council (SR120100005)

2013, Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Award (ALNGRA11022)

2012, Aborigines Advancement League Grant, University of South Australia

2012, Flinders University Leadership Program (FULP), Flinders University

2010, Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Award (ALNGRA10062)

2009, University of Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Prize, Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)

2007, Winner, Office for Youth Outstanding Young Indigenous Achiever, Channel 9 Young Achievers Award

2008, Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Award (G2008/7398)

Key responsibilities

Research (training, development, metrics), Teachinig (interdisiplinary/multi-levels), Professional Associations (and Community Enagement

Teaching interests

Indigenous Australian Studies, Indigenous Archaeology, Indigenous Cultural Heritage, Research Skills and Practice

Topic Lecturer:

  • AUST1004  An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

Research expertise

  • Archaeology
  • Australian studies/history
  • Cultural studies
  • Indigenous identities
  • Other history and archaeology
  • Sexuality Studies

Supervisory interests

  • Archaeology
  • Australian studies, interdisciplinary approaches
  • Indigenous archaeology

Publications

  • Wilson, C.J. (2014). Bates, William Brian (Badger) In Smith, Clair., ed. Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer, pp. 781-784.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2014). Indigenous Archaeologies: Australian Perspective. In Claire Smith, ed. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York, United States of America: Springer Publishing Company, pp. 3786-3793.
    [10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2,]
  • Hemming, S.J. and Wilson, C.J. (2010). The First 'Stolen Generations': Repatriation and Reburial in Ngarrindjeri Ruwe (country) In Paul Turnbull & Michael Pickering, ed. The Long Way Home: The Meanings and Values of Repatriation. Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 183-198.
    [Scopus]
  • Wilson, C.J. (2010). Becoming a Ngarrindjeri archaeologist : the journey to and from suburbia. In George Nicholas, ed. Being and Becoming an Indigenous Archaeologist. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, pp. 327-333.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2010). Excerpt of "Indigenous Research and Archaeology: Transformative Practices in/with/for the Ngarrindjeri Community" In M. Bruchac, S. Hart and M. Wobst, ed. Indigenous Archaeologies: A Reader on Decolonization. California: Left Coast Press.
  • Koerner, C., Tur, S.L. and Wilson, C.J. (2009). Bringing Indigenous sovereignties into community partnerships : unpacking racialisation to re-engage Indigenous Australian students in education. In Barbara Baird and Damien W. Riggs, ed. The Racial Politics of Bodies, Nations and Knowledges. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 188-207.
    [Web Link]
  • Wilson, C.J. (2008). Learning from our Old People and the politics of being Indigenous: A Ngarrindjeri response to the Ancient One case. In Heather Burke, Claire Smith, Corothy Lippert, Joe Watkins, Larry Zimmerman, ed. Kennewick Man : perspectives on the Ancient One. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, pp. 248-259.
  • Hemming, S.J., Rigney, D.M. and Wilson, C.J. (2008). Listening and Respecting across Generations and beyond Borders: The Ancient One and Kumarangk (Hindmarsh Island) In Heather Burke, Claire Smith, Dorothy Lippert, Joe Watkins, Larry Zimmerman, ed. Kennewick Man: Perspectives on the Ancient One. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, pp. 260-267.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2011). Improving partnerships: Indigenous communities, industry and Australia's cultural heritage. In Panel Discussion. Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference. Toowoomba, QLD. Dec 2011.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2010). How far has 'Indigenous Archaeology' shifted within the Australian context? Exploring the relationship between Ngarrindjeri knowledge and archaeological research in the Lower Murray, South Australia. Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 75th Anniversary Meeting. St Louis, Missori, USA. Apr 2012.
  • Wilson, C.J., Disspain, M.C.F., Trevorrow, T., Fallon, S. and Jacobsen, G. (2010). Initial radiocarbon results and otolith analysis from the Lower Murray Archaeological Project, South Australia. Australian Archaeological Association. Bateman's Bay. Dec 2010.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2009). Change and continuity in Ngarrindjeri Ruwe (Country): Understanding riverine life ways and coastal influences in the Lower Murray. Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) Annual Conference. Flinders University, Adelaide. Dec 2009.
  • Wilson, C.J., Tur, S. and Blanch, F. (2009). Indigenous vs. Western Epistemologies: The Intersection of Knowledge Production in the Academy. Indigenous Studies Indigenous Knowledges Conference. Fremantle, Perth. Dec 2009.
  • Wilson, C.J., Hemming, S., Trevorrow, T., Rigney, G. and Trevorrow, L. (2008). From Kumarangk (Hindmarsh Island) to Regional Governance: Lessons, Challenges and Change within Ngarrindjeri Ruwe (country), South Australia. Sixth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-6) Dublin, Ireland. Jun 2008.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2008). Repatriation and Reburial of Ngarrindjeri Old People (human remains): The implications, challenges and outcomes. UNESCO International Conference on the Return of Cultural Objects. Athens, Greece. Mar 2008.
  • Wilson, C.J., Tur, S. and Koerner, C. (2008). Bringing Indigenous knowledges into school retention: Teaching racialisation to non-Indigenous university student mentors in an education engagement program with Indigenous young people at risk of leaving school early. World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) Melbourne. Dec 2008.
  • Wilson, C.J. and Rigney, G. (2007). Collaborative Research and Management in Ngarrindjeri Ruwe (lands and waters), South Australia. New Ground: Australasian Archaeology Conference. University of Sydney, Sydney. Sep 2007.
  • Wilson, C.J., Sumner, M., Trevorrow, G. and Hemming, S. (2006). Punindjerung: the place of ancestors in Ngarrindjeri Ruwe. Chacmool Conference. University of Calgary, Canada. Nov 2006.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2006). Dis-engaging from the Institution Re-engaging with the Community: Transformations of an Indigenous student to an Indigenous Archaeologist. Chacmool Conference. Calgary, Canada. Nov 2006.
  • Hemming, S. and Wilson, C.J. (2005). Returning Old People: The First Stolen Generations. Museums Australia National Conference. Sydney, Australia.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2005). Removal, Repatriation and Reburial: Returning to Ruwe (Country) in the Process. The Uses and Abuses of Archaeology for Indigenous Populations, World Archaeology Congress (WAC) Inter-Congress. University of Auckland, New Zealand. Nov 2005.
  • Anderson-Sibsado, N. and Wilson, C.J. (2003). History, Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples: An Indigenous Perspective. Fifth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-5) Washington D.C. USA.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2012). Indigenous Liaison Officer's Report 2012. Australian Archaeology, 74 pp. 130-131.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Wilson, C.J. (2011). Indigenous Liaison Officer's Report (Chris Wilson) Australian Archaeology, 72 pp. 81.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Wilson, C.J. (2011). C Phillips, H Allen (eds), 'Bridging the Divide: Indigenous Communities and Archaeology in the 21st Century' (book review) Australian Archaeology, pp. 61-62.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2009). Implications and challenges of repatriating and reburying Ngarrindjeri Old People from the Edinburgh Collection. Museum International, 61(1-2) pp. 37-40.
    [10.1111/j.1468-0033.2009.01671.x] [Scopus]
  • Wilson, C.J. (2006). Return of the Ngarrindjeri: repatriating old people back to country. Australian Archaeology, 62 pp. 66-67.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2017). Holocene Archaeology and Ngarrindjeri Ruwe/Ruwar (land, Body, Spirit): A Critical Indigenous Approach to Understanding the Lower Murray River, South Australia. Prof Claire Smith, A/Prof Steve Hemming & Dr Lynley Wallis, ed. PhD. Flinders Unviversity
  • Wilson, C.J. (2011). Reponse to artworks by Ian Abdulla: Wildlife along the river; On my way home after I got at least four sheep's heads; Here we are playing cowboys; Waiting for the white men to kill sheep. Long Way Home: A Celebration of 21 Years of Yunggorendi First Nations Centre. Adelaide: Flinders University Art Museum, pp. 46-51.
  • Wilson, C.J., LewFatt, C., Jeffery, E. and Fuller, J. (2007). Future Visions: Stay Strong, Stay Focused. National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group. Canberra: Department for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Disspain, M., Wallis, L.A., Fallon, S.J., Sumner, M., St George, C.L., Wilson, C., et al. (2017). Direct radiocarbon dating of fish otoliths from mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) and black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri) from Long Point, Coorong, South Australia. Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia, 41
    [Web Link]
  • St George, C.L., Wallis, L., Keys, B.O., Wilson, C.J., Wright, D., Fallon, S., et al. (2013). Radiocarbon dates for coastal midden sites at Long Point in the Coorong, South Australia. Australian Archaeology, 77(2) pp. 141-147.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Lemelin, R., Whyte, K., Johansen, K., Higgins Desbiolle, F., Wilson, C.J. and Hemming, S. (2013). Conflicts, battlefields, Indigenous peoples and tourism: addressing dissonant heritage in warfare tourism in Australia and North America in the twenty-first century. International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 7(3) pp. 257-271.
    [10.1108/IJCTHR-05-2012-0038] [Scopus]
  • Disspain, M., Wilson, C.J. and Gillanders, B. (2012). Morphological and geochemical analysis of archaeological fish otoliths from the Lower Murray River, South Australia. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(3) pp. 141-150.
    [Scopus]
  • Wilson, C.J., Fallon, S. and Trevorrow, T. (2012). New radiocarbon ages for the Lower Murray River, South Australia. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(3) pp. 157-160.
    [Scopus]
  • Tur, S.L., Blanch, F. and Wilson, C.J. (2010). Developing a collaborative approach to standpoint. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39S pp. 58-67.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2007). Ngarrindjeri Experiences of Repatriation: Engaging in an Effective Consultation Process for Returning Old People. Indigenous Law Bulletin, 6(29) pp. 16-18.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2007). Indigenous Research and Archaeology: Transformative Practices in/with/for the Ngarrindjeri Community. Archaeologies, 3(3) pp. 320-334.
    [10.1007/s11759-007-9043-7] [Scopus]
  • Disspain, M., Wallis, L.A., Fallon, S.J., Sumner, M., St George, C.L., Wilson, C., et al. (2017). Direct radiocarbon dating of fish otoliths from mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) and black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri) from Long Point, Coorong, South Australia. Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia, 41
    [Web Link]
  • Lemelin, R., Whyte, K., Johansen, K., Higgins Desbiolle, F., Wilson, C.J. and Hemming, S. (2013). Conflicts, battlefields, Indigenous peoples and tourism: addressing dissonant heritage in warfare tourism in Australia and North America in the twenty-first century. International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 7(3) pp. 257-271.
    [10.1108/IJCTHR-05-2012-0038] [Scopus]
  • Wilson, C.J. (2014). Indigenous Archaeologies: Australian Perspective. In Claire Smith, ed. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York, United States of America: Springer Publishing Company, pp. 3786-3793.
    [10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2,]
  • Wilson, C.J. (2014). Bates, William Brian (Badger) In Smith, Clair., ed. Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer, pp. 781-784.
  • Hemming, S.J. and Wilson, C.J. (2010). The First 'Stolen Generations': Repatriation and Reburial in Ngarrindjeri Ruwe (country) In Paul Turnbull & Michael Pickering, ed. The Long Way Home: The Meanings and Values of Repatriation. Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 183-198.
    [Scopus]
  • Wilson, C.J. (2010). Excerpt of "Indigenous Research and Archaeology: Transformative Practices in/with/for the Ngarrindjeri Community" In M. Bruchac, S. Hart and M. Wobst, ed. Indigenous Archaeologies: A Reader on Decolonization. California: Left Coast Press.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2010). Becoming a Ngarrindjeri archaeologist : the journey to and from suburbia. In George Nicholas, ed. Being and Becoming an Indigenous Archaeologist. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, pp. 327-333.
  • Koerner, C., Tur, S.L. and Wilson, C.J. (2009). Bringing Indigenous sovereignties into community partnerships : unpacking racialisation to re-engage Indigenous Australian students in education. In Barbara Baird and Damien W. Riggs, ed. The Racial Politics of Bodies, Nations and Knowledges. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 188-207.
    [Web Link]
  • Hemming, S.J., Rigney, D.M. and Wilson, C.J. (2008). Listening and Respecting across Generations and beyond Borders: The Ancient One and Kumarangk (Hindmarsh Island) In Heather Burke, Claire Smith, Dorothy Lippert, Joe Watkins, Larry Zimmerman, ed. Kennewick Man: Perspectives on the Ancient One. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, pp. 260-267.
  • Wilson, C.J. (2008). Learning from our Old People and the politics of being Indigenous: A Ngarrindjeri response to the Ancient One case. In Heather Burke, Claire Smith, Corothy Lippert, Joe Watkins, Larry Zimmerman, ed. Kennewick Man : perspectives on the Ancient One. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, pp. 248-259.

Professional and community engagement

Editorial memberships, professional associations and memberships, professional networks local national and global.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Aboriginal issues
  • Archaeology
  • Education - Aboriginal
  • History - Australian
  • Indigenous Australia

Interests

  • Indigenous Australian Archaeology (Archaeology of the Lower Murray River, Indigenous Archaeologies)

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 82013276
Email:
Location: Yunggorendi Mande Building (2.17)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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