Ben Kelly


Senior Lecturer 

Ben (he/him) is an Education Focused academic who has taught Indigenous Studies with Nura Gili at UNSW since 2007. Drawing on his training in Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology and Education, Ben teaches a range of courses across the Indigenous Studies Major. Taking inspiration from self-determination theory, culturally responsive pedagogy, and Universal Design for Learning, his teaching practice strives to cultivate learning environments where students feel safe, connected, and confident to pursue their learning goals and academic interests. Ben co-founded the Teaching for Equity and Diversity Community of Practice and is an active member of Student Wellbeing CoP.


Ben is best suited to supervising honours projects asking broadly sociological questions, especially those related to the politics and ideology of race and racism, settler colonialism, or popular culture.