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Archie Thomas

Chancellor's Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

Archie is the Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS.

Archie is an award-winning interdisciplinary researcher focused on understanding how discourses, policy frameworks and institutions like schools shape our lives. Archie has collaborated on multiple grant-funded research projects to produce innovative new research on media, education and policy. This research has been published across leading scholarly journals, been included in school curriculum, and influenced government policy development.

Archie’s current project explores the emergence of a school-to-prison pipeline in Australian schools, with a focus on understanding how systemic racism, discrimination and discipline practices are connected. Their other work has included developing new understandings of the experiences of Indigenous journalists in mainstream media organisations, the role of Indigenous independent schools in facilitating self-determination, the place of the media in communicating Indigenous political aspirations, and narratives about transgender identities and gender diversity in Australian political discourses.


  • 2023–present
    Chancellors Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2021–2022
    Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2021–2021
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Australian National University


    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies)
  • 2021 
    University of Technology Sydney, PhD
  • 2017 
    University of Technology Sydney, Master of Education

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Australian Queer Archives
  • Australian Association of Research in Education