Professor Fiona Nicoll is a founding member of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association and edited its inaugural issue in 2005. She has a track record of working with Indigenous leaders, artists and academics, through social history curation, collaborative arts projects, teaching and joint research projects. She has published on Indigenous gambling in Australia and North America and brings expertise in critical race and whiteness studies, and the role of arts in creating and transforming knowledge, within and across conflict zones in settler-colonial states.
The rigorous mentorship of Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson has guided her research contributions to critical race and whiteness studies over two decades. Nicoll is the author of From Diggers to Drag Queens (Pluto Press, 2001), co-editor of Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University (2015), Transnational Whiteness Matters (2008) and numerous book chapters and articles in the areas of critical gambling studies, critical race and whiteness studies, the neoliberal university and queer theory.