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Dr Sean Gorman

Dr Sean Gorman Dr Sean Gorman

BA Hons 1997 PhD 2004 Indigenous Australian Studies & Communications

Position Senior Research Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
Department Dept of Social Sciences and Security Studies
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 209.306
Phone 08 9266 2648
Email S.Gorman@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

I have worked in the field of Indigenous History for 20 years. After completing my honours, applying Russian Formalist theory to the Murri guerilla poet Lionel Fogarty, I commenced a PhD in 2000. I looked at racism in sport (AFL) using the Krakouer brothers story to do so. In 2005 my PhD was published with Allen & Unwin as Brotherboys. In 2009 the book was adapted into a play and had a national tour commencing in 2011. In August of 2011 Legends the AFL Indigenous team of the Century was published and launched by Michael Long and Professor Mick Dodson. I am currently the Lead CI on an ARC Linkage to review the AFL’s Vilification Laws. I  was the sole academic contributor to the AFLs Players Association Best Practice Guidelines for Indigenous Players.

  • http://issuu.com/jason_aflpa/docs/aflpa150_indigenous_best_practice_g

    

Memberships, Awards and Training

Fremantle Football Clubs Reconciliation Action Plan committee ,

Member AIATSIS,

Member of the Australian Society for Sports History,

Member of the North American Society for Sport History.

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Employment History

I have worked at the following institutions: Murdoch University (1996-2004), Kurongkurl Katitjin (2004-2006), University of Melbourne (2007-2009), Curtin University CAS 2009 to present.   

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Teaching

Research Areas

  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies (200209)
  • Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified (170199)
  • Race And Ethnic Relations (160803)

Grants and Contracts

  • Review of the AFL's Vilification laws to promote community harmony and reconciliation (2010)
    • Role: Lead Chief Investigator
    • Funding Source: ARC, VMC, AFL, AFLPA
  • Oral History Archive - AFL Indigenous Team of the Century (2008)
    • Role: CI
    • Funding Source: University of Melbourne
  • Assessing the Test: Aboriginal Students and the WALNA test (2006)
    • Role: CI
    • Funding Source: Western Australian Education and Training Council
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Research Interests

Sport History;

Social Justice;

Indigenous History;

Colonial History;

Local History;

Post-colonial studies;

Football History.

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Publications

2017

Journal Articles (Research)

2016

Book Chapters (Research)

  • Gorman, S., and K. Applebee. 2016. “Many Stories, One Goal: Indigenous Pathways in the AFL.” In Advances in Australian Football; a sociological and applied science exploration of the game, 72-81. South Australia: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Abacus football club.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 538-548.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reevesc. 2016.“Bravo football club.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 549-556.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Charlie football club.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 557-564.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Conclusion.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 600-613.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Delta football club.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 565-572.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Echo football club.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 573-581.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Foxtrot football club.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 582-589.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Gecko football club.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 590-593.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Igloo football club.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 597-599.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Introduction: The AFL’s rule 35.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 472-482.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Overarching findings.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 501-537.
  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Understanding the importance and context of vilification.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 483-500.
  • Gorman, S. 2016.“Ugly town: Race, policy and people in Perth in the 1920's.”Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology 135 (1): 99-114.

2015

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Creative Works

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Book Chapters (Research)

2012

Journal Articles (Research)

2011

Books (Research)

Book Chapters (Research)

Journal Articles (Research)

2010

Journal Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2016

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Gorman, S., D. Lusher, and K. Reeves. 2016.“Foreword.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 19 (4): 471-471.

2015

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Reeves, K., M. Ponsford, and S. Gorman. 2015.“Codes combined.”Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 18 (5): 517-518.
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