Clint Bracknell

Professor Clint Bracknell

  • Post-Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2022
  • Section: Arts

Biography

Clint Bracknell is Professor of Indigenous Languages at the University of Queensland, Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and a Chief Investigator of four current Australian Research Council funded projects. Grounded in his Indigenous Noongar region of Western Australia’s south, Bracknell leads a program of research investigating connections between Indigenous language and song revitalisation, performance, communication technologies, and ecological crisis. He also publishes more broadly on popular music in Australia and is frequently commissioned to compose music for Australian theatre and arts festivals. Bracknell recently co-translated and composed for the award-winning mainstage adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the endangered Noongar language (Hecate 2020). He also co-translated, co-produced, and voiced a leading role in the Noongar-dubbed 1970s Bruce Lee film Fist of Fury Noongar Daa (2021). Both productions were firsts for languages of Australia and continue to generate international interest. Bracknell was awarded the 2021 ECU Vice Chancellor’s Research Engagement Award and the 2020 John Barrett Award for Australian Studies. He presented the 2019 Australian Academy of the Humanities Hancock Lecture.

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.