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Felipe Arocena is a sociologist with a strong interest in Sociology of Culture and Sociology of Development. He is currently a Professor at the University of the Republic in Uruguay, South America. His research in the last five years has mainly focused on the challenges of cultural diversity and multiculturalism in the 21st Century. For this specific research he has done fieldwork in Bolivia, Brazil, USA, Canada, Spain, France and Uruguay.
Felipe has published eight books and was Visiting Professor at the Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Universidad de Mar del Plata, Georgia Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Universidad de Santo Tomás, and Université du Québec. In 2011 and 2001 he won the National Literary Award of Uruguay in the Categories Social Sciences and Literary Essay respectively.
Co‐Chair National Board
A Yindjibarndi woman from the Pilbara, Jody Broun has dedicated herself to the service of Australia’s First Peoples in her 25 year career, spending much of that time in senior public service positions.
She has been the Executive Director of Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure at the Department of Housing and Works (WA), Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment (WA), Executive Director of Policy and Coordination at the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority (WA) and Director General of the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs.
Jody is also a well‐known and respected artist. She explores the stories of her family and country in her art and was the winner of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 1998 and the Canberra Art Award in 2005.
Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Northern Territory Government, Australia.
Eddie Cubillo is an Aboriginal man with strong family links in both the urban and rural areas throughout the Northern Territory (NT). His mother is of Larrakia/Wadjigan descent and his father is Central Arrente. Eddie’s family has experienced the intergenerational effects of the policy of forced removal of children of mixed descent from their family and country.
As a Solicitor with the NT Legal Aid Commission he gained experience in most areas of general practice including civil law, family law, and criminal law and he has experience working for the NT Department of Justice as a solicitor in the areas of commercial law, litigation, Aboriginal lands, and correctional services.
In 2002 Eddie was elected to the ATSIC Yilli Rreung Regional Council, and subsequently became the Chair of that Council. Eddie has also been a former Chair of both the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) and the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (NT). He is a member of the Oxfam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group, editorial board member of the Indigenous Law Bulletin (UNSW Faculty of Law), member of the judging panel of the National Indigenous Governance Awards conducted by Reconciliation Australia.
Eddie has worked in various policy positions in the NT and SA Governments. In 2009 he completed a Masters of Laws (International Law and International Relations) at Flinders University.
Grace-Edward Galabuzi is an Associate Professor in the Politics and Public Administration Department, Ryerson University, Toronto and a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto. He is the author of Canada's Economic Apartheid: The Social Exclusion of Racialized Groups in the New Century (CSPI, 2006) and co-editor of Race and Racialization: Essential Readings (CSPI, 2007) and Colonialism and Racism in Canada (Nelson/Thomson, 2009). His other works include: “Social Exclusion as a Social Determinant of Health” in Elizabeth McGibbon (ed) Oppression as a Social Determinant of Health (Halifax: Fernwood Publishers, 2012) “Equalizing Social and Cultural Rights: Approaches to Equity across Ethnic and Racial Groups” in Jody Heyman & Adele Cassola (eds) Making Equal Rights Real (London: Cambridge University Press, 2011); “Hegemonies, Continuities and Discontinuities of White Supremacy in the Early C21st: A Gramscian Analysis of Canada’s Multiculturalism” in May Chazan (ed) Home and Native Land: Unsettling Multiculturalism: Lands, Labours and Bodies (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2011); “Measuring Racial Discrimination in Canada: A Call for Context and More Inclusive Approaches” Canadian Journal of Social Research, Vol 3, Number 2 2010; “Racializing the Division of Labour: Neo-liberal Restructuring and the Economic Segregation of Canada’s Racialized Groups in the Canadian economy” in Challenging the Market: The Struggle to regulate Work and Income (Jim Stanford/Leah Vosko, 2004). His research interests include the experiences of recent immigrants and racialized groups in the Canadian labour market; the racialization of poverty; race, racialization and social exclusion/inclusion and the impact of global economic restructuring on local communities. Dr Galabuzi previously worked in the Ontario government as a senior policy analyst on justice issues. He is an active member of the social justice community in Toronto and has been involved in a variety of social justice campaigns.He is a member of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a former member of the United Way of Toronto Board of Trustees and its Policy, Planning and Research committee, a board member of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, the Stephen Lewis Foundation. He is a founder member of the African Music Festival in Toronto. He holds a PhD in Political Science from York University.
Director of Research (Professorial research tenure) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
She coordinates the ‘Anthropology of Perception’ team at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (Collège de France/CNRS/EHESS).
Barbara has been working with Indigenous people in Australia since 1979, specifically with the Warlpiri people from Lajamanu and Indigenous people of the Broome region. She has published numerous articles and ten books, including The challenge of Indigenous peoples. Spectacle or politics? (co-edited with Rosita Henry, 2011) and Warriors for Peace (with Lex Wotton), which analyses the socio-historical context of a riot that followed a death in custody on Palm Island in 2004. She has produced award-winning multimedia and digital productions on art, ritual and Indigenous knowledge (CD-ROM Dream Trackers, Film Spirit of Anchor, 53 mins, www.odsas.fr). Barbara and Professor Ton Otto have established the TransOceanik International Associated Laboratory, a partnership between the CNRS and JCU. A member of many councils and editorial boards, in 2010 she was appointed to the International Advisory Board of The Cairns Institute.