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 uow.cass@gmail.com.

Recent Posts

Talk by Professor Mark Rifkin (UNC, Greensboro)

‘Blackness, Indigeneity, Speculation, or Diplomacy in the Undercommons.’

How do we understand relations between Black and Indigenous political formations and movements? What impasses arise in thinking about them together? This paper suggests how speculation offers conceptual and ethical resources for engaging these questions.

DATE: Tuesday 2 July, 3.00-4.30pm

VENUE: UOW, LHA Research Hub, Building 19, Level 2, Room 2072

RSVP: https://forms.gle/P9DDRFnexavi98Yk7

  1. Book launch, 17 May Leave a reply
  2. Discussion Forum: Learning from Christchurch: Recognising complicity, Fighting white supremacy Leave a reply
  3. CASS Report – March 2019 Leave a reply
  4. Keynote Address: Professor Audra Simpson Leave a reply
  5. Lecture: Prof Alison Bashford Leave a reply
  6. Julia Martinez wins the Patricia Grimshaw Prize! Leave a reply
  7. Connecting British Anti-Feminism & A Childhood in the Troubles to Write a Transnational History of Gender & Shame Leave a reply
  8. Regulating domestic service in colonial societies – report on the European Social Science History conference, 2018 Leave a reply
  9. The Aboriginal Memorial: ‘white people don’t know Australia … we know it from the beginning’ Leave a reply