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Dr Gaynor MacDonald awarded Thompson Fellowship


4 June 2009

Congratulations to Dr Gaynor MacDonald who has been awarded a Thompson Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to promote and enhance the careers of academic women. During this time Dr MacDonald is keen to complete her book, Promises and Lies: Australian Aboriginal Experiences of Modernity, which uses an ethnographic lens to force a reassessment of NSW Aboriginal peoples place in the history of Australian nation building, and throw new light on why Aboriginal communities are experiencing social stress and violence unprecedented in their earlier experiences as colonial subjects.