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Dr Sianan Healy Academic, History

Sianan Healy is a historian in the fields of settler colonialism, Indigenous histories and assimilation policy, with a focus on histories of mobility, space and the built environment. She is a post-doctoral fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Inland, and is currently researching a history of housing and Aboriginal assimilation in south-eastern Australia from the post-war period to the 1970s. Previous projects and collaborations include a spatial history of Australian school design, with a particular focus on Aboriginal schooling and a transnational history of Indigenous involvement in popular culture and performance in the early twentieth century. Her areas of expertise include comparative and transnational Indigenous History, mobility and spatial politics studies, and histories of the built environment.


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