Sarah Maddison is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Unit at the University of New South Wales, a research unit she helped to establish in 2009.
She has published widely in the areas of Indigenous political culture, social movements, non-government organisations and democracy. Her books include Activist Wisdom (UNSW Press 2006), Silencing Dissent (Allen & Unwin 2007), Black Politics (Allen & Unwin 2009) and Beyond White Guilt (Allen & Unwin 2011).
Sarah’s current research interest is focused on the role of conflict in creating social change. This interest is reflected in many of her publications and most recently in her focus on dialogue as a means of creating change in divided societies. Her Future Fellowship project will explore models of dialogue as they have been used in post-conflict and reconciliation processes in South Africa, Ireland, Guatemala and Australia.