Sarah Maddison is Associate Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where she is also Assistant Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts.
Her areas of research expertise include reconciliation and conflict transformation, Indigenous political culture, and social movements. In 2015 Sarah published a Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation (Routledge) based on research in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Australia, and Guatemala. Her other recent books include Black Politics (2009), Beyond White Guilt (2011), Unsettling the Settler State (co-edited with Morgan Brigg, 2011), The Women’s Movement in Protest, Institutions and the Internet, (co-edited with Marian Sawer 2014), and The Limits of Settler Colonial Reconciliation (co-edited with Tom Clark and Ravi de Costa 2016). Sarah was a Director of GetUp! from 2011, including as Chair of the Board until late 2016.