Hi, I’m Aidan, a social scientist, radical and optimist.
I’m interested in the intersection of activism, higher education, decolonisation, anti-racism, anti-sexism and progressive Marxian praxis.
Dr Aidan Cornelius-Bell (B.EdSt/B.A, B.Ed (Hons), Ph.D. (Cultural Studies)) (he/him)
Aidan is currently a Lecturer: Academic Development with the University of South Australia and Adjunct Lecturer with the Faculty of Arts and Society at Charles Darwin University. He is an active researcher in higher education across active student participation (student partnership), programmatic approaches to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander curriculum and culturally responsive pedagogies, trans-disciplinarity, and transformation of education for human flourishing. He co-created the Aboriginal curriculum and pedagogy mapping & decolonisation process (ACP) for UniSA. His academic background is in cultural studies, sociology, higher education and Marxist political philosophy.
Aidan has taught: cultural safety for promotion of health and self-determination with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; academic and professional communication to first years; pedagogical and sociological courses alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures; sociology research methods and the sociology of education to masters students; digital technology and numeracy to future teachers; in bridging and foundation programmes; and about constructions of race, power and identity across the university.
He has worked as a: lecturer, researcher, research associate, not-for-profit company director, teacher, evaluation and reporting developer, filmmaker, photographer, association and university board member, manager, production assistant, social media marketer, educational consultant, community liaison, and technology consultant.
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And if you want to read things about me, talk to me, or do some more internet stalking, there are some things below that may interest you.
- Rebellious reimagining of a fully online discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health course
- Harnessing Empty Institutional Priorities: Developing radical student agency through university teaching and learning for revolutionary transformation
- Death of the left reading group
- ‘Do the systems matter anyway?’ Mapping Aboriginal content and pedagogies across undergraduate programs at the University of South Australia
- Deterritorialising student voice and partnership in higher education
- Academic subversion: Harnessing student agency to create change