Welcome to CASS

The Centre for Colonial and Settler Studies (CASS) promotes critical inquiry into the history, theoretical framing, and contemporary legacies of colonialism on a global scale.

We create work that places colonial and settler colonial formations in comparative and connected frames.

CASS reflects the research strengths of our University of Wollongong members and fosters collaboration with other leading scholars in the field in Australia and internationally.

We hold seminars, conferences and other events. We are @cass_uow on Twitter. To be included on our mailing list, email us at clowrie@uow.edu.au

Recent Posts

CASS 2020 Update

At the beginning of 2020, CASS was poised for another year of research and outreach. Our plans for first semester included ‘Let Me Tell You A Story About Israel’, a performance by Marcelo Svirsky, and a meet-and-greet session for our post-graduate students. Julia Martínez had been invited to speak at Cornell University and Columbia University. While those plans have been put on hold due to the pandemic, CASS members have continued to pursue exciting research projects.

Sharon Crozier De Rosa has taken up a National Library of Australia Fellowship; André Brett was awarded an Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship; Simon Ville and Claire Lowrie began work on new ARC discovery grants; and Lisa Slater was awarded two UOW Global Challenges grants as part of collaborative research teams.

The research successes of our post-graduate students include Tamara Cooper being awarded her doctorate in September and Renzhe Zhang passing his Research Proposal Review in October.

The CASS work-in-progress (WIP) group has continued without interruption. Following feedback at those sessions, two members had articles accepted in top-ranking international journals. In addition, Jane Carey’s co-edited special issue of Postcolonial Studies has come out.

In 2020 CASS also became part of the new Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH). Stay tuned for our 2021 plans!

  1. POSTPONED! Let Me Tell You A Story About Israel Leave a reply
  2. Ayahs and Amahs: Transcolonial Servants in Australia and Britain 1780-1945 Leave a reply
  3. Food and Colonialism Workshop Leave a reply
  4. Program and Abstracts: Indigenous Sovereignties, Identities, Histories Leave a reply
  5. Treaty Talk by Dave Kampers and Evan Te Ahu Poata-Smith Leave a reply
  6. Decolonizing Traditions: Native Hawaiian Women and the Question of Feminism Leave a reply
  7. Symposium: Indigenous Sovereignties, Identities, Histories Leave a reply
  8. Talk by Professor Mark Rifkin (UNC, Greensboro) Leave a reply
  9. Book launch, 17 May Leave a reply