Tristan Kennedy, a Noongar man born on Kaurna land, is a lecturer in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University. Tristan has a background in Sociology, Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education. His research interests include identities in online social spaces, heavy metal music cultures, gender studies, Indigenous Studies, and Indigenous Education.
Nikki Moodie (Gamilaraay) is a lecturer in Indigenous Education and Academic Convenor of the Hallmark Indigenous Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne. Nikki has a background in political science and sociology, with a primary research focus on Australian social policy and the surveillance of indigeneity. Current research projects attend to the effect of social capital on Indigenous tertiary education, and the politics data production in Indigenous education policy. Nikki is an Associate Editor for Higher Education Research & Development.
Sam Schulz is a lecturer in the sociology of education and Indigenous Education, and coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Research Methods, Flinders University. Sam’s core teaching comprises qualitative research methodologies and critical approaches to education. Her research area includes; critical race and whiteness studies, governmentally studies, ethical internationalism of higher education, and teaching for social justice.
Greg Vass is a lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. His research and teaching is in the sociology of education, focusing on concerns to do with policy, curriculum and pedagogical schooling practices that impact on learner identities and their engagement and achievements in education. His current research projects are focused on working with learning communities as they engage with the skills, knowledges and practices that support Culturally Responsive Schooling. Greg is an Associate Editor for Critical Studies in Education, and on the Editorial Board for Race, Ethnicity and Education.