Dr Chris Wilson

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Research expertise

Dr Chris Wilson is an archaeologist and Indigenous academic from the Lower Murray Lakes and Coorong, South Australia. His research interests include: Archaeology of the Lower Murray; repatriation; archaeology and its relationship with Indigenous peoples.

Research expertise

Dr Chris Wilson is an archaeologist and Indigenous academic from the Lower Murray Lakes and Coorong, South Australia. His research interests include: Archaeology of the Lower Murray; repatriation; archaeology and its relationship with Indigenous peoples.

place Humanities Building (236a)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Chris Wilson is an archaeologist and senior lecturer in humanities (critical Indigenous studies, history and archaeology). He is the first Indigenous Australian to be awarded a PhD in archaeology (Flinders University in 2017). Dr Wilson has worked as an academic advisor/associate, lecturer for the Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research and senior lecturer for the Offi ce of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement at Flinders University since 2004. Key research interests include: Holocene occupation and migration models for the lower Murray River, south-eastern Australia; post-contact archaeologies, conflict, memory and trauma; studies of colonialism; intersections of cultural heritage; intellectual property rights; and Australian Indigenous archaeologies. Chris is a current chief investigator for the National Indigenous Reserach and Knoweldges Network (NIRAKN), a special resrach initative led by Prof Aileen Moreton Robinson at QUT) and was a partner investigator for the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority on the Return, Reconcile, Renew project (2013–2016) funded by the Australian Research Council.

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 (Indigenous Archaeology), Flinders University

1999, South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), Christies Beach High School

Key responsibilities

Balanced teaching and research academic focused on Indigenous Studies Program. Various and interdisciplinary connections and roles includie: Topic coordinator, lecturer and tutor in Critical Indigenous Studies, History and Archaeology and community professional service.

Research expertise
Archaeology
Australian studies/history
Indigenous identities
Other history and archaeology
Teaching interests

Indigneous Archaeology, Indigenous Australian Studies, Archaeology of the Lower Murray River, Coastal Archaeology, Museums and Repatriation

Topic coordinator
ARCH2202 Archaeology of the First Australians
Topic lecturer
ARCH2202 Archaeology of the First Australians
AUST1004 An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
Supervisory interests
Archaeology
Australian cultural management
Australian studies, interdisciplinary approaches
Publications
Expert for media contact
Archaeology
Indigenous Australia
Archaeology of the Lower Murray River SA
Australian Indigenous Archaeology
Museums and Repatriation
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Archaeology
  • Indigenous Australia
Interests
  • Archaeology of the Lower Murray River SA
  • Australian Indigenous Archaeology
  • Museums and Repatriation

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