Professor Stan Grant Jnr is the Vice-Chancellor's Chair of Australian-Indigenous Belonging, based at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Professor Grant Jnr was previously appointed the Chair of Indigenous Affairs in 2016 and the new role continues his already strong association with the University.
Stan is the son of Dr Uncle Stan Grant Snr, a Wiradjuri elder and co-ordinator of the University’s Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture, and Heritage.
Professor Grant's family has a long and deep association with Charles Sturt University.
“Being a Wiradjuri person, and of course that Charles Sturt University sits largely on Wiradjuri land, my traditional country … Charles Sturt University is the perfect institution for me. I am honoured to join Charles Sturt University to explore the convergence of Indigenous issues with national and global shifts in politics and power.”
Professor Grant's new role commenced in April 2020 and brings decades of experience as an educator, journalist and film producer to explore and answer questions of belonging, home, history and identity. Professor Grant will engage students, faculty members and the media to discuss issues of belonging and identity. Professor Grant will speak nationally and internationally to explore an ever-changing world in what he says is a critical time in national and global history.
“I want to be provocative and challenging as well as, hopefully, enlightening. The world is in the grip of crisis and teetering on global recession, the impact could permanently change the way we live. All of these issues are central to Australia’s future and the future of Indigenous peoples in our country. There is important work to do at a critical time in our national and global history, and what a privilege it is to do that and live and work on my ancestral Wiradjuri country.”
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