Dr Karen O’Brien is Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Studies and history at the Koori Centre, University of Sydney and is a social, economic and cultural historian of the early modern period with expertise in women and the law, criminology, Indigenous history, Indigenous critical theory and popular medicine. She was the 1998 recipient of the Murray McGregor Award and she publishes broadly, working with original manuscripts. Her recent publications include (2010) ‘With my eyes, my heart and with my brain I am thinking: Indigenous History from Images, Australia and New Zealand Law and History Journaland (December, 2008) ‘Academic Language, Power and the Impact of Western Knowledge Production on Indigenous Education’ Australian Journal of Indigenous Education . Ideology, Gender and Power: the Lived Realities of Female Experience, (Saarbrücken, 2010) Images of Transgression in the Social Novel, (Saarbrücken, 2010), Female Verbal Crime in Early Modern England, (Saarbrücken, 2009).
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