Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner
Senior Research Fellow
A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney
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Indigenous social and legal justice; Indigenous rights in law, policy and practice; whiteness, power relations and resistance; sociology of whiteness, race and racism; terrorism and miscarriages of justice; terrorism and liberty and security; citizenship, refugees and the right to have rights; localised crime management, alcohol related crime and young adults.
Teaching and supervision
Note: Currently on a research fellowship until 2016 for the following units of study:
SLSS2601 Socio-Legal Research
SLSS2604 Indigenous Social and Legal Justice
SCLG6916 Indigenous Rights: Global Issues
HRTD6902 Human Rights and Democratisation Research (currently on research fellowship until 2016)
Postgraduate Research Supervisions
Sarah Ciftci (PhD)
'Aboriginal Care Circles' (Primary Supervisor)
Alexander Page (PhD)
'Indigenous Agency and Australian Governance: A Sociological Investigation into the Relationship between Indigenous People and the Settler-State in the Twenty-First Century Australia' (Primary Supervisor).
Craig Ritchie (PhD)
'Constructions of culture and identity among Aboriginal people and the implications of these for the critical challenges in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs policy' (Primary Supervisor)
Jeff Ryan (PhD)
'Reclaiming Lost Ground: Indigenous sovereignty and resistance against the Northern Territory Intervention' (Primary Supervisor)
Mary Winter (PhD)
'The Australian Country Movement: Reality and Fantasy' (Primary Supervisor)
Nu Nguyet Ahn Nguyen (Doctorate of Social Science)
'Vietname-South Korea Transnational Labour Migration: Determinants of Mobility and Cross-cultural Experiences' (Primary Supervisor)
Clement Girault (PhD)
'Revolutions Per Minute: the Political Economy of Australian Music in the Age of Digital Reproduction (Primary Supervisor)
Muna Alghuraibi (PhD)
'The Role of Social Capital in the formation and activation of civil society organisations in Saudi Arabia' (Associate Supervisor)
Olga Oleinikova (PhD)
'International migration and social transformation' (Associate Supervisor)
Sharon Quah - 'Impact of divorce on self, kinship and friendship in Singapore and Australia' (awarded 2013)
Doris Alexius ? 'Corporate Social Responsibility in Malaysian Private Higher Education system' (awarded Doctorate of Business Administration 2009)
Sharon Rathley- Kulu - ?The Settlement of Family Law Disputes Before the Courts in Papua New Guinea: Is there a need for reform?? (awarded LLM 2005)
Honours, Master by Coursework Thesis and Internship Research Supervision
Shannon Longhurst, 2012 (Honours)
Aboriginal Child Protection in Victoria and Manitoba ? a qualitative comparative analysis
Emily Perrins, 2012 (Honours)
High Functioning Spectrum Disorder and Policing
Sarah Ciftci, 2011 (Honours)
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Principles of Indigenous Social and Legal Justice in Child Welfare Policy: The Care Circle Pilot
Lucy Baird Privett, 2011 (Honours)
Knowledges of Indigenous Cultural Heritage Protection in Australia
Alex Kilpatrick, 2011 (Internship)
The Reconciliation Council and Constitutional Recognition
Benjamin Kelly, 2010 (Masters)
An investigation into the relationship between historical narratives and non-Indigenous resistance to Indigenous self-determination
Carolyn Monk, 2010 (Internship)
Julie-Anne Bassinden (Internship)
Northern Territory Council reforms and Indigenous self-determination
Julian Boswell (Internship)
Aboriginal Land Councils and Cultural Awareness Training
Matthew Hatton, 2008 (Honours)
The Relationship between Policy and Discourse: The Case of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response
Mehal Krahem, 2008 (Honours)
Issues of Crime, Demonisation and Identity in Young, Muslim Australians
Julie Yeo, 2007 (Honours)
Media Representations of Sydney Gang Rapes
Amy Maguire, 2005 (Honours)
Whiteness and Native Title
President of the Law and Society Association Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ)
$560,000 Evaluation of user group perceptions of the Medical Assessment Scheme and Claims Advisory and Resolution Service established under the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1999 (NSW). Chief Investigators: Professor T Wright and Dr D Howard-Wagner (January 2004 - July 2006)
Selected Publication Links
Howard-Wagner, D. (2012). Using theory to 'speak back' to neoliberal performativity: the Northern Territory Intervention and the inventing of a neoliberal subject as a case in point. Theorising Indigenous Sociology: Australian Perspectives, Sydney: University of Sydney. Click here to access paper.
- Indigenous societies, governance and wellbeing: a study of Indigenous community success in addressing disadvantage and promoting wellbeing; Howard-Wagner D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
- Law and Society; Beem B, Crofts T, Hendrischke H, Howard-Wagner D, Humphrey M, Lambourne W, Lee M, Macdonald G, Martin G, O'Brien K, O'Malley P, Park S, Piper N, Scott Bray R, Van Krieken R, Winter B; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.
- Indigenous online cultural teaching and sharing; Mooney J, Riley-Mundine L, Howard-Wagner D, Sim M, Wain T, Kutay C; Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government/Innovation & Development.
- Study of Northern Territory Intervention; Howard-Wagner D; Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney/FARSS (Faculty of Arts Research Support Scheme).
- The Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) Scheme - Is it an effective long-term measure for dealing with native title?; Howard-Wagner D; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.
- Study of changes to Aboriginal legal services; Howard-Wagner D; University of Newcastle/Early Career Researcher.
- Law's Empire Conference; Howard-Wagner D; University of Newcastle/Travel Grant.
- Law and Society Conference United States; Howard-Wagner D; University of Newcastle/Travel Grant.