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Time: 12-1pm 

Date:  Thursday 7/12/2022 

Seminar description: This seminar is influenced by a journey of sovereignty, truth-telling and self-determination. The presenter reflects on the combination of auto-ethnographic description of her personal experiences of disconnection, loss of identity and the burden of inter-generational trauma by seeking to understand what happened not only to herself, but her mother and grandmother. It highlights the archival research, documentary evidence and personal and historical narrative that has been captured in the form of a family cultural artefact that is a HER-storical biography.


Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm 

Date:  Thursday 18/08/2022 

Seminar description: Moondani Balluk’s research agenda follows principles of Aboriginal community control and self-determination to pursue decolonisation, uphold Sovereignty and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  This is a discussion between Moondani Balluk HDR students and researchers on how their research enlivens and empowers Aboriginal communities and our futures through decolonisation, enacting sovereignties and place based Aboriginal community control.


Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm 

Date:  14/04/2022 

Location: Online / click video player above to watch

Seminar description: This seminar will consider the presence and absence of critical race scholarship in the academy. Rather than make an appeal for inclusion, we consider instead the possibilities of intellectual work that is of service to the very people suffering the full brunt of racial violence. Here we consider specifically the emergence of Indigenist health humanities and the formation of the Institute for Collaborative Race Research.

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Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm 

Date:  24/03/2022 

Location: Online / click video player above to watch

Seminar description: This presentation will examine the definitions and applications of critical race theory and decolonisation, in the context of the discipline of psychology. Decolonising psychology in the Australian context will be discussed with reference to the Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP). AIPEP is an innovative Aboriginal-led project pioneering the way in transforming and decolonising higher education in psychology. AIPEP aims to increase the cultural responsiveness and capacity of the emerging and current mental health workforce to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This ground-breaking project further aims to increase student support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychology students. Finally, we will consider and explore the role that each of us play in decolonising psychology and transforming education for the next generation of students and workforce.