Debra Dank

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Debra Dank


Teaching areas

  • Indigenous Studies

Research areas

  • Indigenous education
  • social narrative


Debra Dank is a Gudanji person from the north eastern Barkly Tablelands in the Northern Territory. With 30 years' experience in education—primary, secondary and tertiary—her interests are in areas of Indigenous education as human rights, literary theory and literature. She has worked for the Fred Hollows Foundation and has been involved in the development of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.


* The Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour takes place in October and November of each year, taking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander university students and graduates to visit leading universities in the US and UK, including Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia and NYU, Cambridge and Oxford. The scholarship is awarded on academic achievement together with community engagement.

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