Dr Johanna Perheentupa

Lecturer, Indigenous Studies

Honours Convenor, Lecturer

Johanna has taught Indigenous Studies at Nura Gili since 2014. Her research centres on First Nations 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. Currently she collaborates in a Community-led project on the history of the Freedom Rides in Walgett, NSW.

Johanna grew up in Finland and continues to also co-author a school history textbook there.

Johanna ’s areas of supervision include Indigenous histories, especially contemporary histories and movements for self-determination, the history of Indigenous education, politics of race and gender, settler colonialism and studies of material culture.