Gillian Cowlishaw

Gillian Cowlishaw FASSA, retired Professor of Anthropology, was born in rural New Zealand in 1934. She came to academia late, gaining a Ph.D in anthropology from the University of Sydney in 1979. On the basis of ethnographic field-work in Arnhem Land, Bourke, and Mt Druitt, she published numerous academic articles and press pieces as well as four self-authored books. Blackfellas, Whitefellas and the Hidden Injuries of Race (Blackwell 2004) won a NSW Premiers’ award. Having discovered writing late, she is still writing. School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Sydney


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