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Associate Professor Jennifer Carter
Tel: +61 7 5430 1238
Email: jcarter@usc.edu.au

Associate Professor Maria Raciti
Tel: +61 7 5430 1153
Email: mraciti@usc.edu.au


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  • Dr Clare Archer-Lean
    Dr Clare Archer-Lean

    Senior Lecturer in English

    Clare’s recent research focuses on human–animal studies (HAS), in particular how people value and create stories about animals. She is also interested in how Indigenous storytelling provides insight into dwelling in more sustainable ways.

  • Associate Professor Jennifer Carter
    Associate Professor Jennifer Carter

    Co-leader Indigenous Studies Research Theme; Associate Professor, Geography

    A/Professor Jennifer Carter is a geographer who has published on cultural competence with Indigenous students and within the context of a globalised world. She has worked on how understandings of the university as a 'place' impacts Indigenous students and how to make it a place of belonging. As a geographer she has worked on how the university as a place affects Indigenous students and she has published in decolonising geography.

  • Associate Professor Lisa Chandler
    Associate Professor Lisa Chandler

    Leader, Arts Research in Creative Humanities; Associate Professor, Art and Design

    Lisa's research involves cross-cultural curatorship, including the representation and display of Indigenous Australian art. She is also interested in ways that art and other creative practices can be used to re-present Australian historical encounters and to foreground Indigenous perspectives. Her research also encompasses art and visual culture addressing environmental issues; and visual technologies and approaches in education and research.

  • Dr Chris Jacobson
    Dr Chris Jacobson

    USC Senior Research Fellow

    a USC Research Fellow with expertise in adaptive and collaborative natural resource management with Indigenous communities in Aotearoa New Zealand and Canada.

  • Dr Umi Khattab
    Dr Umi Khattab

    Senior Lecturer, Public Relations

    Umi's research examines public communication and communication as culture, with a focus on the power of new(s) media to impact cultures and identities. Some of her published works include crisis communication, mediatized terrorism, media and ethnic diasporas, issues of indigeneity in Southeast Asia as well as refugee and asylum seeker images and discourses in the Australian region.

  • Professor Patrick D. Nunn
    Professor Patrick D. Nunn

    Professor of Geography and Associate Director, Sustainability Research Centre

    For more than 30 years, Patrick has worked with Indigenous communities in the Pacific Islands to understand the nature of their culturally-grounded resilience and attitudes towards climate change. He has also carried out research into Pacific oral traditions and myths and how some might be memories of ancient geological events (large waves, volcanic eruptions): research he has recently extended to Australian Aboriginal cultures.

  • Dr Tristan Pearce
    Dr Tristan Pearce

    USC Senior Research Fellow

    Tristan has expertise linking social, physical and health sciences and indigenous knowledge in climate change vulnerability and adaptation research in northern Canada.

  • Associate Professor Maria Raciti
    Associate Professor Maria Raciti

    Associate Professor, Marketing; Co-leader of USC Transcultural and Indigenous Pedagogies Research Group

    A/Professor Maria Raciti Maria’s is a marketing academic who is passionate about widening participation in Australian higher education. Maria uses social marketing and services marketing tools and techniques to bring about the greater good—being the active pursuit of equity, (e)quality of life and betterment.

  • Dr Paul Williams
    Dr Paul Williams

    Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing

    Dr Paul Williams is a creative writer based in the School of Creative Industries. His research interests encompass areas such as post colonialism and postmodernism in fiction; African literature; autobiographic / historiographic metafiction and narrative constructions of the ‘self’ and ‘other’; children’s and young adult fiction; and creative writing as a transcultural activity.

 

Professor David Hollinsworth

David’s research mainly focuses on Australian racism and ways to counter all forms of racism, especially systemic. This has included work on representations of Aboriginality and discourses that ‘other’ Indigenous people. One area has been ways to effectively embed Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in curriculum across all programs in higher education, alongside strategies to address resistance from students and staff to such decolonizing education.

Email: dhollins@usc.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 5478 5749

Madeleine Page

Doctor of Philosophy

Local knowledge, communities and disaster management - a case study in South East Queensland

Delia Siivola

Doctor of Philosophy

Protected Area Management in the Circumpolar North: Adaptation, Sustainability and Opportunities

Lavenie Tawake

Doctor of Philosophy

Indigenous approaches to learning with the Apudthama people, Northern Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Justine Grogan

Doctor of Philosophy

Does prior knowledge matter? Exploring how prior study and informal learning affects the study of compulsory tertiary Indigenous Studies.

Eric Lede

Master of Arts

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Context of Multiple Stressors in the Arctic

Flora Kwapena

Master of Arts

Land reforms in Papua New Guinea:  Will they empower the rural woman?


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