Portrait of Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

'I’m often seen as being incredibly aggressive, but what I want to say to people is that my grandfather and grandmother raised me and said, 'When you stop fighting, you are truly colonised".'

From the beginning of her career, Aileen Moreton-Robinson has shaped the way we think about feminism and race in Australia. A Goenpul woman of the Quandamooka people (Moreton Bay), she is Australia’s first Indigenous Distinguished Professor and is Professor of Indigenous Research at the Queensland University of Technology. She is the founding President of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA). Her 2000 book, Talkin' Up to the White Woman, was the first published work in Australia to engage feminism from an Indigenous woman’s standpoint.