Dr Austin
Dr Austin
 
Position:
 
Honorary
 
Contact Details:
 
Email: r.austin2@uq.edu.au

Qualifications:
 
Cert. IV Trainer, RMIT
BA(Hons), (Sydney)
Grad Dip Ed (Sydney)
MEd, UNE
PhD, La Trobe
 
Research Interests:
  • Post colonial history of Latin America (1810-cont.).
  • Political economy of Latin American culture.
  • Pedagogy of Languages and Social Sciences.
 
Current research interests:
  • A History of Australia - Latin America solidarity movements, 1970-2012 (article).
  • Two centuries of Latin American integration (monograph).
  • Perverse Pedagogy: The School of the Americas and the Rise of Terrorist States (monograph).
  • Reconstruyendo la Escuela Nacional Unificada: Mito e Historia (1927-1973) (monograph with Lautaro Videla).
  • ‘Elite Hegemony in Hispanic and Latin American Studies: Tales from Australasia’ (article).
 
Selected Recent Publications:
 
 
Books
 
Refereed Chapters & Articles
  • ‘The United Socialist Party of Venezuela: Origins and Prospects’, in Tensões Mundiais/World Tensions (Brazil), Vol. 6, Nº 11, 2010.
  • ‘Was there a Chilean Holocaust? Concentration Camps, Political Genocide & the Pinochet Dictatorship’ (with G. Holton), in Tensões Mundiais, Vol. 3, Nº 4, 2007.
  • ‘El Buen Vecino Global: Intervención Estadounidense en Culturas Nacionales, 1945-2000’, in R. W. Austin (ed.), Imperialismo Cultural en América Latina: Historiografía y Praxis, Santiago de Chile, Ediciones CECATP, 2006.
  • ‘Estado, Pobladores y Educación Superior, 1842-1952’, in Austin Henry (ed.), Intelectuales y Educación Superior en Chile: de la Independencia a la Democracia Transicional, 1810-2001, Santiago de Chile, CESOC, 2005 (2nd edition).
  • ‘Fuerzas Armadas, Fuerzas del Mercado: Intelectuales y Educación Superior, 1973-1990’, in Austin Henry (ed.), Intelectuales y Educación Superior en Chile: de la Independencia a la Democracia Transicional, 1810-2001, CESOC, 2005 (2nd edition).
  • ‘Género, Intelectuales y Educación Superior en el Siglo XX: La Pared Invisible’, (with Paulina Vidal), in Austin Henry (ed.), Intelectuales y Educación Superior en Chile: de la Independencia a la Democracia Transicional, 1810-2001, CESOC, 2005 (2nd edition).
  • ‘¿Dictadura Imaginaria? De Transición Democrática a Renovación Concertacionista en la Educación Superior Chilena, 1990-2001’ (with Francia Araya), in (ed.), Intelectuales y Educación Superior en Chile, CESOC, 2005 (2nd ed.).
  • ‘Americanizing Labor: Columban Precedents, U.S. Agencies and the Construction of Culture in Postwar Australian History Curricula’, Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 30, Nº 1 (2004).
  • ‘Historia Cultural y Desafíos al Estado en la Educación Popular Latinoamericana, 1960-2000’, Educação em Debate, Año 25, Nº 45 (2003).
  • ‘Cultural Influence or Cultural Imperialism? The United States Information Service and the NSW History Curriculum in the 1990s’, History of Education Review, Vol. 30, Nº 1 (2001).
  • ‘The Global Good Neighbour: U.S. Intervention in National Cultures and Education since the 1960s’, History of Education Review, Vol. 29, Nº 2 (2000).
  • ‘La enseñanza de Historia en la escuela australiana, 1980-1994’, Ciencia, Docencia y Tecnología, (Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Argentina), Nº 18, Año X (1999).
  • ‘Popular history and popular education: El Consejo de Educación de Adultos de América Latina (CEAAL)’, Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 26, Nº 4 (1999).
  • ‘Freire, Frei and Literacy Texts in Chile, 1964-1970’, in Carlos Torres and Adriana Puiggrós (eds.), Latin American Education: Comparative Perspectives, Westview, Boulder, 1997.
  • ‘Investigando Educación en América Latina’ (with Beatriz Calvo), in Magaldy Téllez (ed), Educación, cultura y política: ensayos para la comprensión de la historia de la educación en América Latina, Caracas, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1997.
Non-refereed publications:
 Other activities and service:
  • ‘The People United? Australian solidarity with Latin America since Allende’, public forum, School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics, University of Queensland, 12 May 2011, with Viviana Ramírez.
  • Public conferences, ‘Two centuries of Latin American Integration’, forum at Griffith University, Brisbane, 1 August 2009; and ‘Historical notes on Australian solidarity with Latin America’, at Global Crisis forum, Brisbane, 12 September 2009.
  • Participating editor: Latin American Perspectives, since 1998; Cronos: Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduaçâo em Ciências Sociais, (UFRGN, Brazil), since 2000.
  • Editorial board, Tensões Mundiais, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil, 2008-cont.
  • Co-organiser & translator-interpreter, ‘Students in Revolt: Chile 2011’, public forum with historian Dra. Leonora Reyes, Universidad de Chile, Queensland University of Technology, 15 Sept. 2011; and ‘The Battle of Chile: Free & Quality Education for All’, public forum with Cristián Milla, Convergencia Estudiantil-Chile; Qld. Council of Trade Unions, 2 Dec. 2011.
  • Translator-interpreter, ‘Social Movements & Political Change: Venezuela’s Revolutionary Alternative’, public forum with Rubén Pereira, ALBA and Venezuelan government representative, Queensland Council of Trade Unions, Brisbane, 22 November 2011.
  • Translator-interpreter, ‘Eyewitness from Honduras’, public conference on military coup by Santiago Reyes, spokesperson for National Front for Popular Resistance (FNPR), Brisbane, 30 November 2009.
  • Translator-interpreter, ‘Building People’s Power in Venezuela’, public conference by Daniel Sánchez & Yoly Fernández (Venezuelan communal councillors), Brisbane, 4 September 2009.
  • Translator-interpreter, ‘Revolution in Venezuela: Communal councils, the workers’ movement and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela’, public conference by Prof. Luis Bilbao, Argentina; advisor to Venezuelan government on UNASUR; ed., América XXI magazine; Brisbane, 16 April 2009.
  • Interview, ‘Salvador Allende’, Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) and Radio Nacional de Venezuela national news bulletins, Caracas, 11 September 2007.
  • Interview, ‘Cultural Imperialism in Latin America’, ¡Cuba Va! national program, Radio Nuevo Mundo, Santiago de Chile, 2 September 2007.
  • Interview, launch of book Imperialismo Cultural en América Latina: Historiografía y Praxis, ‘Nunca es Tarde para la Cultura’ national program, Radio Nuevo Mundo, Chile, 30 Aug. 2007.
  • Interview re (ed.), Intelectuales y Educación Superior en Chile: de la Independencia a la Democracia Transicional, 1810-2001 (2nd edition): ‘Escaparate’ national program, Radio Nuevo Mundo, Santiago de Chile, 14 August 2007.
  • Interview, ‘Imperialismo Cultural en Latin America’, Tubo de Escape national program, Radio Nuevo Mundo, Santiago de Chile, 9 August 2007.
  • Extended interview for 3-part series, ‘Cultural Imperialism’ and ‘Australian indigenous history’, English Language Service, Radio Havana Cuba, 14 June 2007.
  • Adviser, Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships program in Mexico and Spain, Commonwealth Dept. of Education, Science & Training, c/- Asia Education Foundation, University of Melbourne, 2005-07.
  • Reviewer, translator & occasional article editor, History of Education Review, (ANZHES), 2000-2005.
  • Interviews, ‘El futuro de los Estudios Hispánicos’, Radio 3ZZZ Spanish program, Melbourne (largest Ethnic Public Broadcaster in Australia), 27 July 2005 and Radio 3CR, Melbourne, 10 November 2005.
  • Member, Latin American Unit, Radio 4EB Brisbane, 1995-2005.
  • Extended interview for program ‘Enlace Internacional’ (‘Cultura Popular e Imperio’), Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 17 October 2004.
  • Interview: Neocolonialism & Indigenous Movements in Latin America, Radio ‘Alí Primera’ - Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Rodríguez, Caracas, Venezuela, 15 Oct. 2004.
  • Extended interview for program ‘Cadena Mundial’ (‘Intellectuals and Australia-Venezuela relations’), Radio YVKE Mundial, Caracas, Venezuela, 16 October 2004.
  • Consultant, Latin American cultural exchange program and senior secondary Spanish syllabus revisions, Queensland Ministry of Education, 1995-2003.
  • Member, planning committee for VIII National Conference, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, October 2003.
  • Invited discussant, Universidad de Guadalajara-University of Technology - Sydney workshop, ‘Regional Integration in the Pacific Rim: The Economic Impact’, UTS, 2001.

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