Purai [meaning the world, earth: Awabakal language] is a research initiative to integrate global and transnational analytical perspectives and

PURAI
Global Indigenous and Diaspora
Research Studies Centre

About us

Purai is an exciting research initiative to integrate global and transnational analytical perspectives and frameworks with research on Indigenous and diaspora studies, and other related topics of race and society.

Composed of active scholars from a range of disciplines in the university, and drawing upon our extensive national and international connections throughout the world, Purai aims to harness collaborations that lead to high-quality, original research projects and to the development of productive new knowledge networks.

Purai [meaning the world, earth: Awabakal language] is the first collaborative effort to integrate Indigenous and transnational scholarship in a research centre, to generate new and ground-breaking interdisciplinary research methodologies.

News

  • Our external affiliate Associate Professor Scott Manning Stevens, Native American Studies Director, Syracuse University, New York, visited Wollotuka, 16-17 June, 2014.  http://thecollege.syr.edu/students/undergraduate/interdisciplinary/native-american-studies/index.html
  • John Maynard and Victoria Haskins presented at the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) Postgraduate Workshop on the Gold Coast in the week 7-11 July, 2014. http://www.nirakn.edu.au
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  • Lena Rodriguez presented at the 2014 World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama, in July 2014. Her paper: "Constructing Transnational Polynesian Identities: Soldiers, Sportsmen and Illegitimate Masculinities."
  • Victoria Haskins presented a plenary paper, '"They shew no signs of resistance": intimate violence and the domestic frontier,' at the 2014 Australian Historical Association annual conference in Brisbane, with Purai external affiliate Professor Lynette Russell of Monash University, and Dr Angela Wanhalla, University of Otago.