Dr Johanna Perheentupa

Lecturer, Indigenous Studies



Johanna grew up in Finland, where she completed a Master’s degree at the University of Turku before completing her PhD in History at UNSW. Her research centres on First Nation rights and the engagement of settler-colonial governments with Indigenous peoples. Johanna’s recent publication Redfern: Aboriginal Activism in the 1970s, by Aboriginal Studies Press, explores the ways in which local Aboriginal organisations pursued self-determination in the diverse fields of law, health, arts and culture, education and housing. She’s also collaborated on a project connecting Arrernte peoples with their cultural heritage held in the National Museum of Finland.



ATSI2011 – Indigenous Australian Political History

ATSI2003 - Indigenous Material Culture-Objects and Their Journey

ATSI3002 – Gendered Identities in Indigenous Australia

ATSI3017 – Indigenous Histories and the Colonial World


Available for supervision