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Aileen Marwung Walsh

Doctoral candidate ANU, Australian National University

I am currently researching Aboriginal epistemologies of how to care from the Aboriginal deep past, and how they can push back against the normalised psychopathies inherent to colonialism.

I'm Noongar and Ngalia from Western Australia; my formative years spent growing up in the bush east of Perth and then in a closed BHP mining town in the Pilbara, but close to family at the nearby community of Jigalong.

My research interests are Aboriginal history, Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous research methodologies with a more specific interest in the psycholinguistic manipulations of power through colonialism, the normalization of psychopathy.

My views are naturally my own.


  • 2018–present
    ARC Laureate Scholarship, Australian National University
  • –present
    Lecturer in Aboriginal History, Indigenous Studies and Settler colonial studies, University of Western Australia


  • 2006 
    Curtin University, BA 1st class honours Indigenous Studies
  • 1996 
    University of Western Australia, BA Anthropology

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Western Australian History Council
  • Society for the history of emotions
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
  • Australian Linguistic Society
  • Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Cultural Evolution Society