Associate Professor Thalia Anthony is a non-Aboriginal academic and activist of Cypriot heritage, including from the occupied region of Northern Cyprus. She is a leading researcher in systemic racism and colonial legacies in the criminal justice system. Her major book is Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment (2013). She works with Aboriginal organisations in her Australian Research Council projects on criminal sentencing of Aboriginal women, criminalisation of homeless people and Aboriginal-owned safety strategies. Her work in establishing sista2sista – an Aboriginal women’s research advisory and support group for Aboriginal women in prison – was highly commended in the 2018 UTS Human Rights Awards.