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Ms Emma Gavin

Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Teaching and Learning
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Emma is a Garrwa Aboriginal woman from the Rrumburriya Nation on the Calvert River in the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia’s Northern Territory. 
Emma is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Indigenous Teaching and Learning in the Moondani Toombadool Centre. In this role Emma works across the university to decolonise and Indigenise learning and teaching. Emma is also the Indigenous Rights Lead for the National Centre for Reconciliation Practice.  Prior to her current position, Emma was a Lecturer of Indigenous Studies in the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education, within the Department of Social Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts, and a Masters of Political Science and International Relations, both from Monash University. 
Emma is a current Ph.D Candidate at Swinburne University in the field of Indigenous Knowledges. Emma's doctoral research documents the experiences of Indigenous academics within eurowestern academic institutions, the role and place of Indigenous knowledges, and what is needed from the academy for Indigenous research, knowledges, and cultures to be accepted and embedded authentically. 
Her research focuses Indigenous methodologies for academic practice and explores the role of NTROs in Indigenous publication, as a means of ensuring research with community, is also for community.

Research interests

Indigenous Knowledges; Indigenous Creative Writing; Indigenous Realist Writing; Indigenous Health; Indigenous Studies; Indigenous rights; Indigenous teaching and learning

Teaching areas

Indigenous Studies;Indigenous Knowledges;Global Indigenous Studies;Australian History;Global Imperial and Colonial History;Indigenous Health


Also published as: Gavin, Emma; Gavin, E.
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