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Turner, Stephen

University of Auckland, New Zealand

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Biography

Stephen Turner is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests include settler colonial, Indigenous and environment studies, pedagogy, literacy and cultural transmission. He is currently working on a book about the challenge of Indigenous law in Aotearoa New Zealand, and, with Sean Sturm, a book about the university and dissent. Creative works include an online journal concerned with the politics of place (Argos Aotearoa), and a collaborative artwork with New Zealand-based photographer Ann Shelton concerned with settlement and abandonment (http://www.annshelton.com/publications/wastelands.pdf). Academic publications include a special issue, co-edited with Tim Neale, of Settler Colonial Studies (Other People’s Country: Law, Water and Entitlement in Settler Colonial Studies, 5.4 [2015]), devoted to Indigenous law and water, and writing concerned with the overlap of nature, technology and pedagogy (with Sean Sturm, ‘The Tyre -Child in the early World’. Educational Philosophy and Theory [Oct 2015]), with the invasive culturalism of new worlds (‘Anglosphericism’ in the Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL), 31.2 (2013), and with the parasiticism of national historiography (‘The Parasitical Historiography of Ann Shelton’s Photography’ in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art 15,1 [2015]).

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