Position/s

Senior Lecturer/Academic Adviser
Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research

PhD Candidate
Department of Archaeology

Guest Lecturer
Department of Archaeology

Biography

Chris is a Ngarrindjeri academic and Indigenous archaeologist with nearly 10 years experience in teaching, research and community engagement in higher education. He has been involved in community-based research projects and Indigenous cultural heritage working with the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA). This has included: repatriation and reburial of Ngarrindjeri Old People's (human) remains from Australian and British museums; archaeological investigations along the Lower Murray River and Coorong in South Australia; as well as community centered training and cultural education. He has been awarded nationally competitive research grants by the Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS); the Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE); and, the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Qualifications

Enrolled, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University (Submission Date: July 2014)Enrolled, Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership, University of Melbourne (Completion Date: Dec 2014)2010, Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research Training and Practices, University of Melbourne2006, Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours), First Class, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University2004, Bachelor of Archaeology, Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

2013, Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Award, AINSE (ALNGRA11022)
2012, Aborigines Advancement League Grant (Part-Time), University of South Australia 
2012, Flinders University Leadership Program (FULP), Flinders University
2010, Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Award, AINSE  (ALNGRA10062)
2009, University of Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Prize, Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)
2008, Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Award, AIATSIS (G2008/7398)

Key responsibilities

Academic advice and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students
Delivery of programs and information regarding pathways and information for ATSI students
Building upon networks and relationships between the university and external sectors (including government, private and NGOs)
Coordination of core topics managed by Yunggorendi
Delivery of guest lectures for academic programs related to my disciplinary expertise
Contribution to research development and projects

Teaching interests

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

Topic Coordinator:

  • AUST1004  An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

Topic Lecturer:

  • ARCH1004  An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • AUST1301  Issues for Indigenous Students in Higher Education

Research expertise

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural studies
  • Other education
  • Other history and archaeology

Supervisory interests

  • Australian Indigenous studies
  • Australian museums and indigenous people
  • Critical race studies
  • Indigenous archaeology
  • Indigenous studies
  • Repatriation and reburial issues

Publications

  • Wilson, C.J. (2014). Indigenous Archaeologies: Australian Perspective. In Claire Smith, ed. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York Dordrecht Heidelberg London: Springer Publishing Company, pp. 3786-3793.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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. (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. (2012). Indigenous Liaison Officer's Report 2012. Australian Archaeology, 74 pp. 130-131.
  • 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. (2011). Indigenous Liaison Officer's Report (Chris Wilson) Australian Archaeology, 72 pp. 81-81.
  • 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. (2011). Reponse to artwork 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, Waiiting for the white men to kill sheep' Long Way Home: A Celebration of 21 Years of Yunggorendi First Nations Centre. Adelaide: Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research, Flinders University.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • St George, C.L., Wallis, L.A., Keys, B.O., Wilson, C.J., Wright, D., Fallon, S., et al. (2012). Radiocarbon dates for shell midden sites at Long Point in the Coorong, South Australia. Australian Archaeology, 77 pp. 141-147.
    [Web Link]
  • 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.
  • 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.
    [Web Link]
  • 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] [10.1007/s11759-007-9043-7] [Scopus]
  • 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., Fallon, S. and Trevorrow, T. (2012). New radiocarbon ages for the Lower Murray River, South Australia. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(3) pp. 157-160.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    [Web Link]
  • 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] [10.1007/s11759-007-9043-7] [Scopus]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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

External Committees & Professional Memberships
Executive Member, Australian Indigenous Archaeologists Association
Indigenous Liaison Officer, Australian Archaeological Association
Member, Australian Indigenous Archaeologists Association
Member, Graduate Network in Tropical Research
Member, Indigenous Studies Research Network
Member, Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority
Member, World Archaeological Congress
Associate Member, Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage

Government Ministerial Appointments
2010-11, International Repatriation Advisory Committee, Appointmed by the Hon. Jenny Macklin, Minister for Indigenous Affairs
2005-06, National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group, Department for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Contact

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Location: Yunggorendi Mande (2.17)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

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