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Crystal McKinnon

Indigenous Research Fellow, RMIT University

Crystal McKinnon is a Yamatji woman who lives and works on Kulin Nations country. She is a historian and a critical Indigenous studies scholar, who is currently working at RMIT as a Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Research Fellow in the Social and Global Studies Centre. McKinnon’s research work has looked at concepts of Indigenous sovereignty, justice and law, and Indigenous social movements, resistance and protest through the use of the creative arts, including music and literature. She is a member of the Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance (WAR Victoria). Crystal also sits on the steering committee for the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women and has previously worked in both the Aboriginal community organisation and the community legal centre sectors.


  • –present
    Indigenous Research Fellow, RMIT University