Aileen Marwung Walsh

Senior Lecturer Indigenous Knowledges, Deakin University

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 Whiteness, the normalization of psychopathy.

I am currently working in the groundbreaking area of historicising the deep Aboriginal past using Aboriginal epistemologies and perspectives which exist in the future but are subsumed by Whiteness.

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
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