In Conversation with Alison Whittaker

Alison Whittaker and Eddie Cubillo


The Indigenous Law and Justice Hub welcomes Gomeroi poet, essayist and legal scholar Alison Whittaker (Jumbunna Institute, University of Technology Sydney)  in conversation with Dr Eddie Cubillo (Co-Director of the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub) to showcase black excellence on the Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

About the speaker

Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, essayist and legal scholar. She is a Research Fellow at the Jumbunna Institute. In 2017–18, Alison was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard Law School where she was named Dean’s Scholar in Race, Gender and Criminal Law. Her second book Blakwork was shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Minister's Literary Award. Her most recent book, Fire Front, is an anthology of, and about, First Nations published poetry.