Ben Kelly

Ben is a Lecturer at Nura Gili where he has taught since 2007. His research and teaching focus on the ideology of Indigenous affairs policy, settler colonialism, and the politics of education for social justice.

  • Master of Arts in Sociology - University of Sydney       
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology - University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Sociology - University of New South Wales

ATSI2011 Indigenous Australian Political History
ATSI2012 Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Politics
ATSI3005 Theorising Whiteness and Imperialism
ATSI3008 Indigenous Studies Capstone


Kelly, B.L. (2014). Talking Indigenous politics: The impact of teaching Indigenous history. Australian Review of Public Affairs: Digest, May 2014

Howard-Wagner, D. & Kelly, B.L. (2011). Containing Aboriginal Mobility in the Northern Territory: from protectionism to interventionism, Law/Text/Culture, Vol.15, pp. 102-134.

Sherwood, J., Keech, S., Keenan, T., Kelly, B.L. (2011). Indigenous studies: Teaching and learning together. In N. Purdie, G. Milgate & H. R. Bell (eds.) Two Way Teaching and Learning: Toward culturally reflective and relevant education, ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic.

Keenan, T. & Kelly, B.L. (2011). Indigenous Studies: developing a dialogue toward Social Justice. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, Vol. 14, No. 2-3, pp. 185-198.