Faulkner, Joanne

Macquarie University


Joanne Faulkner is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. Her research examines the cultural significances of childhood, particulary in settler-coloniser societies such as Australia. She is the author of Young and Free: [Post]colonial Ontologies of Childhood, Memory and History in Australia (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016) and The Importance of Being Innocent: Why We Worry About Children (Cambridge UP, 2011). She is currently writing a monograph the working title of which is Representing Aboriginal Childhood: The Politics of Memory and Forgetting in Australia.