Dr Jehan Loza - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Jehan Loza

PhD Deakin, BAHons LaTrobe

  • Lecturer, Indigenous Studies
Email
Telephone
+61 7 5456 5012
Office location
D1.18, Building D, USC Sunshine Coast
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Dr Jehan Loza

Dr Jehan Loza has spent more than 15 years in the private sector where she founded and led the social research and evaluation consultancy Social Compassa. Jehan has experience undertaking research, evaluation and writing for a range of stakeholders from the corporate, government, academic and the not-for-profit sectors both in Australia and internationally. Much of this work related to working with / researching with Indigenous people and communities.

Prior to establishing Social Compass in 2004, Jehan worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Corporate Citizenship Research Unit, Deakin University and as researcher in the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights, Deakin University. While there, Jehan led several projects on partnerships and capacity building.

In 2013, Jehan was named a Victorian Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, in recognition of Social Compass’ success and its transition to an Indigenous-owned social enterprise.

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Awards / Fellowships

  • Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD
  • Victorian Finalist for Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Research areas

  • engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • intercultural identity in Australia
  • colonisation and decolonisation processes
  • feminism and religion

Teaching areas

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology