Congratulations to Dr Denise Angelo who has been awarded the Academy of the Social Sciences 2023 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research.
Dr Angelo is ANU Research Fellow and recent ANU PhD graduate in linguistics. She is a distinguished researcher working at the intersection of linguistics, education and policy, who is recognised for her collaborations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators and their communities. Dr Angelo has a particular interest in Indigenous language ecologies and the extent to which traditional languages, contact languages and Englishes are spoken in a local community and whether and how policy and services are attuned to this.
The ANU Reporter article titled "A quest to make Kriol count" discusses more about Dr Angelo's work, particularly her involvement in the Indigenous and bilingual picture book Moli det bigibigi (Molly the pig), by Kriol-speaking author Karen Manbullo.
About the Paul Bourke Awards
The Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research are named in honour of the Academy’s past president Paul Francis Bourke (1938–1999). Four Paul Bourke Award recipients are selected each year, and are presented to social science early career researchers who, at the time of nomination, do not yet hold an Associate Professor or Professorial appointment.
You can read more about the 2023 Paul Bourke Awards here.
This is a wonderful achievement and the school is so pleased to see Dr Angelo's work recognised.