Menzies Weekly Seminar


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Presenter:  Professor Reuben Bolt, CDU Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach

Date: Mar 17, 2020

Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Menzies Communications unit
T: (08) 8946 8658
E: communications@menzies.edu.au

Location:  Menzies Auditorium There is currently no public access to Menzies JMB facility, this seminar is available via WebEx

Menzies Weekly Seminar

Presenter
Professor Reuben Bolt
CDU Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach 

Title
Analysing identity issues in an urban Aboriginal community

When
Tuesday, 17 March, 11.00am–11.30am

Where
Menzies Auditorium
There is currently no public access to Menzies JMB facility this seminar is available via WebEx

Abstract:
This seminar provides a detailed insight into Professor Bolt’s area of research intertest. It focuses on an Indigenous analysis of identity issues that urban based Aboriginal peoples face in the everyday. The seminar begins with an overview of an Indigenist research design that utilises narrative analysis methodologies and techniques to make sense of ‘lifestory’ data generated in interviews. The ‘problems’ of identity that arise from participant stories are then negotiated and resolved within the narratives that ultimately give rise to the logic and sense making that occurs under the auspice of interaction within the formal research interview. Professor Bolt reflects on the Indigenous experience that has shaped such identity making processes, and what this means for the future of Aboriginal identity.

Biography:
Professor Reuben Bolt is a proud Wandandian man from the Yuin Nation on the south east coast of New South Wales. He recently joined Charles Darwin University (CDU) as the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach (PVCILRO) and is a member of the CDU Executive Team. His experience in Indigenous higher education spans teaching, research and leadership across seven universities in Australia. His appointment as PVCILRO provides him with the opportunity to continue to lead areas of work that he is passionate about - particularly the initiatives that aim to improve Indigenous outcomes in higher education. Read more on the CDU website.

  • The Menzies seminars are free of charge
  • The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
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WebEx meeting details
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Meeting number: 575 491 035 Meeting password: qKGnSHnp