Maggie Walter

Maggie Walter (PhD; FASSA) is Palawa, a member of the Tasmanian Briggs family and Distinguished Professor of Sociology (Emerita) at the University of Tasmania.

Her scholarship (six books and more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles or chapters) challenges standard explanations for Indigenous inequality, with a focus on the sub-fields of Indigenous data, Indigenous methodologies and Indigenous Data Sovereignty. In 2021, Maggie was appointed a Commissioner with the Victorian Yoorrook Justice Commission, Australia’s first truth-telling body, which is inquiring into systemic injustices from colonisation to the present.

Maggie will be speaking on the Rights and Revolutions panel.

Join us on 16 and 17 November for our 54th Annual Academy Symposium — Between humans & machines: exploring the pasts and futures of automation — as we explore the possibilities and hazards of automation, and the complexities of human-machine relations.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.