Unlocking the chains of oppression: education is key
Over the last two months, Directors and Internal and External Affiliates of the Purai Indigenous Global History Centre have been working hard, in different ways to open educational pathways designed to unlock the keys of oppression.
Associate Professor Scott Manning Stevens, Native American Studies Director, visited Wollotuka Institute and spoke to students and staff about his work at Syracuse University, New York.
Professors John Maynard and Victoria Haskins presented at the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) Postgraduate Workshop on the Gold Coast in the week.
Lena Rodriguez presented her paper, Constructing Transnational Polynesian Identities: Soldiers, Sportsmen and Illegitimate Masculinities at the 2014 World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama.
Finally Professor 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, Brisbane, in conjunction with Purai external affiliate Professor Lynette Russell of Monash University, and Dr Angela Wanhalla, University of Otago.
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