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Navigating the Western Academy: an Aboriginal man's PhD perspective

journal contribution
posted on 2020-08-01, 00:00 authored by Steven Kelly
This paper discusses the PhD research process from my perspective as an Aboriginal man. The paper illuminates how I navigated my way through a Western academic system using an Aboriginal framework. I give insights into the dynamics at play in both academic and traditional ways of knowing, being and doing. As an Aboriginal researcher, I was intent, as many Aboriginal scholars are, on doing research that was inclusive, respectful, culturally appropriate and satisfactory to both partners. The paper is not designed as a ‘one size fits all’, but may be used as a signpost for those who choose to do research with Aboriginal people or for insights into the experiences of an Aboriginal Higher Degree by Research student and researcher.

History

Journal

The Australian Journal of indigenous education

Volume

49

Issue

1

Pagination

23 - 31

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Location

Cambridge, Eng.

ISSN

2049-7784

Indigenous content

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologise for any distress that may occur.

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, The Authors