Professor Corrinne Sullivan

C_SullivanCorrinne Sullivan is an Aboriginal scholar from the Wiradjuri Nation in Central-West of New South Wales. She is a Professor in Human Geography, and the Associate Dean (Indigenous Education) in the School of Social Sciences.

Her research interests are multi-disciplinary and focus broadly on experiences and effects of body and identity in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Her current research projects explore the embodied geographies of sexuality and/or gender diversity. Corrinne also conducts research in Indigenous Education, and has expertise in Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy development.

She is a dedicated teacher whose passion lies in creating dynamic and thought-provoking classrooms. She takes pride in creating learning spaces where students can critically engage with their and other students’ racisms, prejudices and biases.


  • Doctor of Philosophy 2020, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University
  • Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research, 2013, Melbourne University
  • Bachelor Arts (Honours) 2012, Department of Geography, Macquarie University

Research Focus

  • Sexuality and gender diversity
  • Sexuality and ageing
  • Indigenous education
  • Indigenous geographies

Awards and Recognitions

  • Macquarie University, Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence, 2020
  • School of Social Sciences ‘Excellence in Indigenous Research’ Award, 2020
  • Macquarie University, Executive Dean’s Student Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research, 2019
  • Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation, 2017
  • Macquarie University, DVC-Research Postgraduate Student Research Commendation Award, 2017
  • Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Citation (Macquarie University), 2016
  • Macquarie University, University Medal, 2012

Selected Publications

Newitt, R & Sullivan, C In Press, 'COVID-19, Black lives Matter, and Indigenous Australians: A Tale of Two Intersecting Pandemics', in S Brunn & D Gilbreath (eds), COVID-19 and an Emerging World of Ad Hoc Geographies, Springer, New York.

Sullivan, C 2021, '‘Hot, Young, Buff’: An Indigenous Australian Gay Male View of Sex Work', 2021, vol. 9, no. 2, p. 9, DOI 10.17645/si.v9i2.3459, <>.

Sullivan, C 2020, 'Who holds the key? Negotiating gatekeepers, community politics and the 'right' to research in Indigenous spaces', Geographical Research, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 344-54.  Winner of Geographical Research's Wiley Award for Best Paper 2020

Sullivan, CT 2020, 'Indigenous Australian sexualities explored through the lens of sex work', in L Johnston, E Olson, P Hopkins, A Datta & J Maria Silva (eds), Routledge International Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies, Routledge, London, pp. 17-26.

Sullivan, CT & Day, M 2019, 'Indigenous transmasculine Australians & sex work', Emotion, space and society, vol. 32, p. 100591, DOI, <>.

Sullivan, CT & Day, M 2019, 'Queer(y)ing Indigenous Australian higher education student spaces', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, pp. 1-8.

Sullivan, CT 2018, 'Indigenous Australian women’s colonial sexual intimacies: positioning indigenous women’s agency', Culture, Health & Sexuality, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 397-410, <>.

Sullivan, CT 2018, 'Majesty in the city: experiences of an Aboriginal transgender sex worker in Sydney, Australia', Gender, Place & Culture, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1681-702.

Page, S, Trudgett, M & Sullivan, C 2017, 'Past, present and future: Acknowledging Indigenous achievement and aspiration in higher education', HERDSA Review of Higher Education, vol. 4, pp. 29-51.

Sullivan, C 2017, 'Aboriginal inmate experiences of Parramatta girls home', Australian Aboriginal Studies, no. 2, pp. 84-97.

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