Dr Fiona Nicoll
BA (Hons) Melbourne University, PhD Melbourne University
Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
Phone: (+61 7) 3365 2164
Dr Fiona Nicoll is a lecturer and an active interdisciplinary researcher in the field of cultural studies.
Research and Teaching Focus
Current research includes ‘Gambling in Popular Culture and Everyday Life’ and comparative studies of Indigenous gambling in Australia and the US.
Areas of teaching and supervision include: cultural studies of gaming and gambling studies, popular culture and everyday life, critical race and whiteness studies, queer theory and activism, Anzac Day and digger-nationalism, popular television and Indigenous art and politics.
- From Diggers to Drag Queens: Configurations of Australian National Identity, Pluto Press, 2001.
- ‘Policy by Other Means: The Aboriginal Embassy and the Australian War Memorial in National Space and Time’, in (eds) Andrew Schaap, Gary Foley and Edwina Howell. The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State. Routledge. (forthcoming July 2013 http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415538701/)
- ‘Subjects in A State: Cultural Economies of Gambling’ in (ed) Sytze Kingma, Cultural Perspectives on Gambling Organizations, Routledge, 2010, pp. 211-233
- ‘What’s So Funny About Indian Casinos?’, Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice, Oxford University Press, Australia. (eds) Katrina Schlunke and Nicole Anderson, 2008, pp. 187-196
- ‘Consuming Pathologies: The Australian Against Indigenous Sovereignty’, Postcolonising Whiteness in Theory and In Text, (eds) Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Maryrose Casey and Fiona Nicoll Lexington Books, Maryland. 2008, pp. 57-80
Refereed Journal Articles
- ‘Bad Habits: Discourses of Addiction and the Racial Politics of Intervention’ vol. 21, no.1, Griffith Law Review, 2012. pp.164-189
- ‘On Blowing up the Pokies: The Pokie Lounge as a Cultural Site of Neoliberal Governmentality in Australia’, Cultural Studies Review, vol. 17 no. 2, 2011 pp. 219-256
- ‘Notes on Captain Cook’s Gambling Habit: Settling Accounts of White Possession’ Journal of Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, vol.7, no. 2, 2011 pp. 1-23
- ‘Gambling Drivers: Regulating Cultural Technologies, Subjects, Spaces and Practices of Mobility by Sarah Redshaw and Fiona Nicoll, Mobilities, Vol.5 No.3 September 2010 pp 409-430
- ‘On Talking about Indigenous Gambling and Economic Development in Australia, the US and Canada: Rights, Whiteness and Sovereignties’, International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, vol.2, no.1, 2008 pp.49-61
- ‘Successful Resistance/Resisting Success’ Journal of Social Epistemology, with Melissa Gregg vol. 22, No. 2., April 2008, pp. 203-217.
- ‘The Problematic Joys of Gambling: Subjects in a State’, New Formations no.63, February 2008, pp. 101-118,
- ‘Vernon Ah Kee: Speaking the unwritten truth of White Ignorance’, New V2: Selected Recent Acquisitions 2009-2011, 2012, UQ Art Museum, St Lucia. pp75-78
- ‘No Substitute: Political Art against the Opiate of the Colonising Euphemism’, Forbidden catalogue for Fiona Foley’s retrospective exhibitions MCA 2009 and UQ Art Museum 2010, pp. 60-63
- ‘Aboriginal Art: It’s a White Thing: Framing Whiteness’, (ed) Fiona Foley, The Art of Politics: The Politics of Art, Keeaira Press, 2006 pp.1-5
- ‘Art Worlds’, Review, Machine, October, 2006, pp. 14-15
A full list of Dr Nicoll’s publications can be accessed at UQ espace.
Fellowships, Grants, Awards
- Embedding Indigenous Knowledge across the School of English, Media Studies and Art History Higher Education Equity Support Scheme, 2008-2010
- Fiona Nicoll is a founding member of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA) formed in 2003 by a group of Australian intellectuals committed to discussing, describing and disrupting the lived privileges of whiteness. She is also a member of the Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association ejournal. Click here to go to the Association website. http://www.acrawsa.org.au/index.php