Webinar: Decolonising Ecologies by Dr Peta Jeffries

SIAS Research Seminar Series 2021 in Conjunction with Athena Swan Dr Peta Jeffries | Decolonising Ecologies Chaired by Su Green

This presentation highlights processes of silencing, the art of colonisation, and what exists beneath the dominant narratives of nationhood and identity formation. Through a hybrid and situated methodology, which addresses my own positionality and privilege, this ethnographic history prioritises once silenced and erased voices. This presentation will highlight the significance and relevance of Indigenist Standpoint Pedagogy and Indigenous data sovereignty in ‘natural’ and social science research and practice.

Situated in Wiradjuri Country, Dr. Peta Jeffries is a lecturer of Indigenous studies in the School of Indigenous Studies at Charles Sturt University. Peta’s transdisciplinary research intersects art practice, history, memory, narrative, and the environment. Relevent projects include the co-creation of traditional ecological knowledge resource with GunditjMirring and Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority and collaborative ethnographic histories, including oral and social histories, of colonial scientific exploration in the geographical regions today known as the Great Artesian Basin, Murray-Darling Basin, and Lake Eyre Basin. Peta’s research focusses on key themes associated with appropriation and the co-production of social and ecological knowledge, critical and socially just pedagogy, ecological justice, and multispecies health and wellbeing.

Dr Susan Green: https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/schools/indigenous-aust-studies/staff/profiles/academic-staff/susan-green

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