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The Alfred Deakin Institute welcomes US Fulbright Scholar Professor Daniel Conway

The Alfred Deakin Institute welcomes US Fulbright Scholar Professor Daniel Conway

The Alfred Deakin Institute is proud to welcome Professor Daniel Conway to Deakin. 

The Alfred Deakin Institute is proud to welcome Professor Daniel Conway to Deakin. 

Professor Conway joins the Institute from Texas A&M University, where he received a 2023 Fulbright Scholarship from the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, the leading education and cultural exchange program between Australia and the US. 

In being named a Fulbright Scholar, Prof Conway joins the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program with more than 400,000 alumnus of the program since it was established in 1946. 

Prof. Conway’s research will focus on studying the efforts of local scholars and practitioners to make social and spiritual reparations to First Nation peoples and their communities. 

While in Australia, Dr. Conway will study the efforts of local scholars and practitioners as they attempt to offer “social and spiritual reparations to the indigenous peoples whom the settlers of Australia mistreated and displaced.  

The research is meant to inform and refine an understanding of the psychological and social conditions of genocide and other crimes against humanity. In particular the work is to determine if and how reparations for genocidal violence might be understood to be consistent with the more familiar political goals and aspirations of modern nation states. 

ADI Director Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri said “Prof Conway’s expertise aligns strongly with ADI’s core research programs themes around social justice, reconciliation and reparation for First Nation peoples and the broader discussions around the connections between religious studies and representation of genocide in arts, in particular films”. 

ADI staff and members look forward to continuing our collaboration with Prof Conway throughout his residency and developing new partnerships and research opportunities. 

About Professor Daniel Conway 

A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Daniel Conway received his BA in Philosophy and Economics from Tulane University and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego. 

Prof Conway has held faculty appointments at Stanford University, Harvard University, Penn State University, and, since 2006, Texas A&M University, where he is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies and Film Studies, and Professor, by courtesy, in the TAMU School of Law and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.  

Professor Conway says:

“I am deeply grateful to Deakin University and the ADI for hosting my Fulbright residency in Australia. I am indebted in particular to the Director, staff, and professional team of the ADI for extending such a hearty welcome. My Fulbright residency has been extremely productive thus far, and I am keenly aware of the role the ADI has played in affording me such a positive experience. I look forward not only to continuing my research for the duration of my Fulbright residency, but also to collaborating in the future with my new Australian friends and colleagues.” 


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