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. I currently work as an academic supporting educational transformation towards radical structural shifts and liberatory practices. Stop. Think. Revolutionise.
Dr Aidan Cornelius-Bell
B.EdSt/B.A, B.Ed (Hons), Ph.D. (Cultural Studies) (he/they)
Aidan is currently a Lecturer in Academic Development with the University of South Australia and Adjunct Lecturer with the Faculty of Arts and Society at Charles Darwin University and is a respectful guest on Kaurna Country. 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.
Thank you for your interest!
I am happy to be contacted about curriculum design, decolonisation, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and becoming. My research interests also lie in student governance, students as partners, active student participation and student activism. And for those looking to get deep and meaningful, I’ll gladly engage in discussion of ethnography, Gramscian and Marxian social science and participatory research methods. Moreover, I am happy to discuss any published paper or conference proceeding.
I am available as a consultant for higher education institutions seeking to evaluate, understand and/or expand the impact of their students in governance or student partnership projects.
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In 2018 I created an app to enable off-campus access to resources via a library proxy. The project is open source and enables simple EZProxy or OpenAthens access to resources that university and college libraries have license to. The app offers fast configuration and enables a convenient button to Safari (v. 12+) on MacOS.
I've electronically summarised all the submissions to the Australian Universities Accord 2023 – both the discussion paper and the interim report. You can explore those summaries in this explorer.AUA Summaries (11.2023)
Various academic aggregators and bibliography indexers which may be of interest
I have a prolific web presence which I am steadily working at consolidating. Below are some of the profiles I curate, or are curated on my behalf, for your stalking pleasure.