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Researcher, School of Political Science & International Studies, The University of Queensland

Anna Carlson is a researcher at the University of Queensland. Her research examines racial and spatial governance in settler colonial cities, with a specific interest in how practices of surveillance function to produce and maintain colonial regimes. Beyond the university, Anna is a cofounder and organiser of the Brisbane Free University, co-host of feminist radio show Radio Reversal and a freelance radio producer, illustrator and writer.

Research Interests:
Colonialism / Settler colonialism / racial capitalism
Surveillance and technology
Prison abolition / community justice
Feminist standpoint theory and intersectional analysis
Spatial theory & critical geography
Visual politics


  • 2018–2021
    PhD Candidate, University of Queensland