JOHN HENRY CHESTERMAN
John Chesterman completed degrees in Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne before completing a PhD here in 1995. He subsequently spent three years as a Research Fellow at the University's Centre for Public Policy, before moving to Townsville for two years to take up a postdoctoral fellowship at James Cook University's School of Indigenous Australian Studies. John returned to the University of Melbourne in 2000 to take up a lectureship in the School.
- Indigenous political and legal affairs
- Australian politics
- Australian legal system.
Civil Rights: How Indigenous Australians Won Formal Equality (University of Queensland Press, 2005).
(co-editor with David Philips), Selective Democracy: Race, Gender and the Australian Vote (Circa, 2003).
(co-editor with Brian Galligan), Defining Australian Citizenship: Selected Documents (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1999).
(with Brian Galligan), Citizens Without Rights: Aborigines and Australian Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 1997).
Poverty Law and Social Change: The Story of the Fitzroy Legal Service (Melbourne University Press, 1996).
Book Chapters ‘“An Unheard of Piece of Savagery”: Indigenous Australians and the Federal Vote’, in Chesterman and Philips (eds), Selective Democracy: Race, Gender and the Australian Vote (Circa, 2003).
“Chosen by the People?”: How Federal Parliamentary Seats Might be Reserved for Indigenous Australians Without Changing the Constitution’, Federal Law Review, vol. 34 (2006), pp. 261-285.
(with Heather Douglas) ‘“Their Ultimate Absorption”: Assimilation in 1930s Australia’, Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 81 (2004), pp. 47-58.