Professor Dennis Foley

Dennis Foley is of Aboriginal descent (Gai-mariagal/Wiradjuri), a Professor of Aboriginal Studies researching/ publishing in the fields of Aboriginal literature and history, cultural studies, management/ entrepreneurship and education. As a Fulbright Scholar and Endeavour Fellow he has lived and worked with Indigenous colleagues in America, Aotearoa as well as urban, rural and remote Aboriginal Australia. In 2011 he will begin a research project on his second Endeavour Fellowship, this time to Ireland to study entrepreneurship within the Pavees.

The diversity of his work is reflected by the three postdoctoral fellowships he was awarded at the prestigious Australian National University following the impact of his award winning PhD thesis; they were in the disciplines of anthropology, economics and law. As a public intellectual, Dennis has received a series of national competitive grants and also sits on numerous national research boards and the board of two Aboriginal Chambers of Commerce.