Chris Hallinan has an extensive research background in Indigenous Studies and sports as well as the politics of ethnic, racial and national identities in sports and sports organisations. He has published several books, and over 50 research articles and book chapters. His research endeavours have always been guided by the need for activism to facilitate change in structure and practice that enables a liberation of sport and exercise opportunities for all people – irrespective of age, gender, nationality, religion, ‘race’ or any other categorical variable which may be assigned in a marginalising way. He was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, and was educated in Australia and the United States. He has also been employed at several schools and other universities in Australia and the United States.