Dr Chris Wilson

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Research expertise

Holocene occupation of the Lower Murray River, South Australia, Indigenous archaeologies, museum representations, repatriation of Old people's (human) ancestral remains issues and debates in the preservation and management of Aboriginal and Toress Strait Islander people's cultural heritage.

Research expertise

Holocene occupation of the Lower Murray River, South Australia, Indigenous archaeologies, museum representations, repatriation of Old people's (human) ancestral remains issues and debates in the preservation and management of Aboriginal and Toress Strait Islander people's cultural heritage.

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

Dr Chris Wilson is a Ngarrindjeri man and the first Indigenous Australian to complete a PhD in Archaeology from Flinders University in 2017. His research interests include: Holocene occupation of the Lower Murray River, South Australia, Indigenous archaeologies and conflict histories, museum representations, repatriation of Old people's (human) ancestral remains issues and debates in the preservation and management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's cultural heritage. He is a CI of ARC Special Research Imitative - the National Indigenous Research and Knowledge’s Network.

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, Return, Reconcile, Renew: Understanding the history, effects and opportunities of repatriation and building an evidence base for the future, Australian Research Council

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 (Total: $2,500)

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

2009, University of Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Prize, Australian Archaeological Association (Total: $500 for C14 Dating)

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

2007, Lowitja O'Donoghue Indigenous Student Postgraduate Research Scholarhip, Flinders University (Total Funds Awarded: $93,896)

2007, DEST Partnerships Award (Inspire Peer Mentor Program)

2007, Winner, Office for Youth Outstanding Young Indigenous Achiever, Channel 9 Young Achievers Award (Total Funds: $2,000)

Key responsibilities

My position is balanced teaching and reserach in Indigenous Australian Studies and Archaeology. Please see links below:

Repatriation of Indigenous Old People (Ancestral Remains) from Museums and Collecting Institutions https://researchers.anu.edu.au/projects/3202

Intellectural Property Issues in Cultural Heritage: Theory, Practice, Policy & Ethics https://www.sfu.ca/ipinch/

National Indigenous Research and Knoweldges Network http://www.nirakn.edu.au/

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

Indigenous Archaeology; archaeology of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; repatriation and reburial methods for human remains; enviornmental and field archaeology

Teaching interests

Australian Studies, Critical Race Studies, Archaeology, Heritage Studies, Global lndigenous Studies, Interdiscpliniary Studies Intersections between Culture, Soceity, Politics and Legal Systems

Topic coordinator
ARCH3107 History of Archaeological Thought
Topic lecturer
AUST1001 Australian Studies: Identities
ARCH2106 Archaeological Field Methods
ARCH3109 Envionrmental Archaeology
AUST1004 An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
Supervisory interests
Archaeology
Australian studies, interdisciplinary approaches
Indigenous archaeology
Publications
Expert for media contact
Aboriginal issues
Archaeology
Education - Aboriginal
History - Australian
Indigenous Australia
Indigenous Australian Archaeology
Available for contact via
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+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Aboriginal issues
  • Archaeology
  • Education - Aboriginal
  • History - Australian
  • Indigenous Australia
Interests
  • Indigenous Australian Archaeology
Further information

Office Bearer Roles

Indigenous Officer, Australian Archaeological Assocaition Inc. (AAA)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Branch Committee Member, Flinders University, National Tertiary Education Industry Union (NTEU)

Journal Reviewer

Editoral Board, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (AJIE)

Reeviewer, Australian Archaeology

Reviewer, Encylcopedia of Global Archaeologies

Ministrial Appointed Committees

2010, Review of the International Repatration Advisory Policy, Expert & Community Reference Committee, Department of Indigenous Affairs, Federal Australian Government, Canberra.

2007, National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group, Department for Indigenous Affairs, Federal Australian Government, Canberra.