Die, brain demons die! The internal monologue of an Aboriginal researcher

Hogarth, Melitta (2017) Die, brain demons die! The internal monologue of an Aboriginal researcher. In: Postgraduate study in Australia: surviving and succeeding. Peter Lang, New York, United States, pp. 137-147. ISBN 978-1-4331-4161-4

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The decision to undertake research as an Aboriginal researcher puts us in a precarious position. Opportunities have been afforded to us because of the struggles and challenges taken up by others in the struggle for self-determination and therefore, there is responsibility and accountability to continue in this struggle albeit my own expectations. Consider that it was not until the late 1960s that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were allowed to enter the Westernised classroom. Foregrounding all this is the fact that historically, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been the subject of numerous research projects making us the researched rather than the researcher.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 05:46
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 03:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: imposter syndrome, higher degree research, Indigenous academic
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33076

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