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Angelique Stastny

Angelique Stastny graduated with a PhD from The University of Melbourne in July 2018 and in 2019, she is a Teaching and Research Fellow at Aix-Marseille University in France. Her doctoral candidature was supported by a Top-Up Scholarship from  the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), and her research was in CHE's Shaping the Modern Program led by Professor Stephanie Trigg. She received her BA in English Studies and her MA (by research) in History from the Université Paris Diderot, France. Her Masters thesis focused on ‘Immigration Policies and Intergroup Relations in Decolonizing Aotearoa New Zealand (1971–1991)’ and on ‘Black Power in the South Pacific: Urban Indigenous Activism in South-East Australia and Auckland (New Zealand) since 1969’. Her research interest is on Indigenous politics, settler colonial societies, education and decolonisation. Her current PhD research, which is being carried out under the supervision of A/Prof. Sarah Maddison, Dr Grace Moore and Dr Raymond Orr, analyses the ways that the historical and political relationships between Indigenous people and settlers are taught in public schools in Australia and Kanaky/ New Caledonia.



Settler Regimes of Ignorance: Teaching Indigenous-Settler Relationships in Schools in Australia and Kanaky/ New Caledonia

Relevant publications

Stastny, A. ‘Settler-Indigenous Relationships and the Emotional Regime of Empathy in Australian History School Textbooks in Times of Reconciliation’. In Emotion, Affective Practices and the Past in the Present, edited by L. Smith, M. Wetherell  and G. Campbell, pp. 246–64. London and New York: Routledge, 2018.

Stastny, Angelique and Raymond Orr. 'The Influence of the US Black Panthers on Indigenous Activism in Australia and New Zealand from 1969 Onwards'. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2 (2014): 60–74.