Dr Johanna Perheentupa

Johanna’s research interests are in the area of Australian colonial and Indigenous histories, including both Indigenous rights and settler colonial engagement with Indigenous peoples. She is currently completing a manuscript on Indigenous activism in Redfern in the 1970s, exploring the ways in which the local Aboriginal organisations pursued self-determination. Johanna is also engaged in two collaborative research projects. For one she studies the journey of Arrernte material culture from Central Australia to Finland; the other compares Romani child removal policies in the Habsburg Empire with Indigenous child removal practices in settler colonial NSW.

 

Publications

2009 ‘Victims of the past? White‐Aboriginal relations in Australian historiography in the nineteenth century,’ Zeitschrift für Australienstudien,No. 22/23 (2009), 24–41. http://www.australienstudien.org/images/Gast/Journal/23_2009/ZfA_23-2009_24-41_Perheentupa.pdf

2004 ‘Black Theatre vastarinnan sijana’ in Riitta Laitinen (ed.), Tilan kokemisen kulttuurihistoriaa, Turku: Cultural History – kulttuurihistoria, 2004, 55–76. http://doria32-kk.lib.helsinki.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/118584/Tilan%20kokemisen%20kulttuurihistoriaa%20Copy.pdf?sequence=2

2002 Cross-Cultural Encounters: Perspectives on Multicultural Europe, Johanna Perheentupa and Kristina Karppi (eds.), Turku: Publications of the Doctoral Program of Cultural Interaction and Integration 7, 2002.

‘Preface’ in Cross-Cultural Encounters: Perspectives on Multicultural Europe in Johanna Perheentupa and Kristina Karppi (eds.), Turku: Publications of the Doctoral Program of Cultural Interaction and Integration 7, 2002, 7–9.

‘Tunteita telttasuurlähetystöllä’ in Kimi Kärki (ed.), 30-vuotias tunteilee, Turku: Cultural History, 2002, 109–114.

2001 ‘The Splash with no Colours? Thoughts on Whiteness and Oral History’, Voiceprint, No 25, October, 2001, 22–25.

1999 ‘The Invasion of Terra Nullius: Aboriginal Resistance and Historians’ Interpretation in Australia 1798–1883’ in Jopi Nyman and John A. Stokesbury (eds.), Postcolonialism and Cultural Resistance, Faculty of Humanities, Joensuu: University of Joensuu, 177–183.

 

Conference papers

2016 ‘Struggle for Justice: the Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern in the 1970s’, The Politics of Justice and Rights: challenges and future directions, Australian Political Studies Association Conference, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Australia, 26 – 28 September.

2015 ‘Negotiating race and gender: Aboriginal women and activism in Redfern the 1970s’, Good and Mad Women: Histories of Gender, then and now, Australian Women’s History Network, University of Sydney, 8 July.

2013 ‘Aboriginal Self-Determination in Redfern in the 1970s’, Mobilities and Mobilisations in History, Australian Historical Association, University of Wollongong, 8 – 12 July.

2011 ‘Indigenous and non-Indigenous co-operation in Redfern in the 1970s’, History at the Edge, Australian Historical Association, University of Tasmania, 4 – 8 July.

2010 ‘Activism as Welfare – Welfare as Activism. Aboriginal Medical Service and welfare in Sydney in the 1970s’, Australasian Welfare History Workshop 2010, UNSW, 18 – 19 February.

2007 “Striving for the Unity of Black Women” Murawina and Indigenous feminism in the 1970s’, Making Feminist Histories of the Seventies: An Australian Feminist Studies Symposium, Macquarie University, 26 October.

‘Murawina: “For the unity of Aboriginal women”’, Translating Cultures: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, 9th Biennial EASA Conference, University of Roskilde and University of Copenhagen, Dennmark, 26 – 30 September.

2006 ‘The Cake Man: telling the Aboriginal side of the story’, Genres of History, Australian Historical Association, ANU, Canberra, 3 – 7 July.