David Ritter is The New Critic's London based Editor-at-Large. He is a commentator, academic and campaigner. Formerly a leading native title lawyer, David is currently Head of Biodiversity Campaigns at Greenpeace UK in London. David's most recent book is Contesting Native Title (Allen & Unwin, 2009).
Richard Bosworth is Winthrop Professor of History at The University of Western Australia and Professor of History at the University of Reading, UK. His little book, Nationalism (2007) has just been translated into Estonian, while his biography Mussolini (2002, extensively revised edition to appear with Bloomsbury, April 2010) has recently appeared in the villain's hands in the Hollywood film, the Book of Eli (2010).
Sarah Burnside is an editor of The New Critic. She is a Perth-based lawyer and freelance writer.
Ann Curthoys is an ARC Professorial Fellow at The University of Sydney. Her most recent publication, co-authored with Ann McGrath, is How to Write History that People Want to Read (UNSW Press, 2009). It is full of examples from a wide range of national and non-national histories, and aimed at an international audience.
Dr Andrew Glikson is an Earth and Paleo-climate Scientist, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Research School of Earth Science, the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Planetary Science Institute, and a member of the ANU Climate Change Institute. He graduated from The University of Western Australia, was a Principal Research Scientist with the Australian Geological Survey organization (now Geoscience Australia), conducted extensive geological surveys in central and western Australia, studied the evolution of the early Earth crust, the effects of asteroid and comet impacts on the Earth with reference to mass extinction of species, and the inter-relationships between human evolution and the atmosphere.
Mustafa Qadri, formerly an international lawyer at the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, is a journalist based in Pakistan. He is regional correspondent for The Diplomat magazine and newmatilda.com. He is also a frequent contributor to The Guardian newspaper’s comment website and several other publications in Australia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States. His website is http://mustafaqadri.net/wp/.
John Southalan is the Rio Tinto Research/Teaching Fellow at The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. His main work is in the Centre's International Mining Programme. He previously worked for over 5 years with an NGO and Australia's human rights commission in relation to indigenous land rights. This included considerable input into industry and governmental reviews about mining and indigenous rights, and also involvement in the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development process.
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