Sean Gorman has studied and worked in the Indigenous Studies field for nearly 20 years. In 2004, he was awarded his doctorate and his book Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip Krakouer (Allen & Unwin Australia) which was published in 2005. A play from Brotherboys has been adapted by award-winning playwright Reg Cribb and toured nationally in July 2011.
Gorman has contributed to the national debates regarding Australian Rules Football and Indigenous participation in the code on radio, television and the print media. Gorman has just finished writing a book on the AFL’s Indigenous Team of the Century. Legends was published in August 2011 by Aboriginal Studies Press.
Research Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University.
Senior Lecuturer, Indigenous Studies Program University of Melbourne
Post Doctoral Research Scholar, Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University, Perth.
Murdoch University, Perth, Phd
Legends: The AFL's Indigenous Team of the Century, Indigenous History, Football History, Biogrpahy.
White Lines Black Lives, Indigenous History, Sports History.
Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip Krakouer, Sport History, Indigenous History and Politics.
Grants and Contracts
Review of the AFL's Vilification laws to promote community harmony and reconciliation
Lead Chief Investigator
ARC, VMC, AFL, AFLPA
Oral History Archive - AFL Indigenous Team of the Century
University of Melbourne
Assessing the Test: Aboriginal Students and the WALNA test
Western Australian Education and Training Council
Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies (200209)