Indigenous-Settler Relations Beyond Recognition

20 October 2021

Sarah Maddison and Sana Nakata's call is for scholarship able to traverse ‘the interface between Indigenous nations and the settler state’. They focus on ‘relationality’. Relationality, of course, must be premised on recognition, and 'recognition' has indeed been a topic of interest in discussions concerning indigenous-settler relations under settler colonialism. My intervention focuses on a contextual approach to recognition.


Lorenzo Veracini is Associate Professor of History at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. His research focuses on the comparative history of colonial systems and settler colonialism as a mode of domination. He has authored Israel and Settler Society (2006), Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview (2010), and The Settler Colonial Present (2015). Lorenzo co-edited The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism (2016), manages the settler colonial studies blog, and is Founding Editor of Settler Colonial Studies. His next book, The World Turned Inside Out, can be purchased from September 2021 from Penguin Random House.


Professor Sarah Maddison, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts and co-director of the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration, the University of Melbourne.

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