Position/s

Lecturer, Sociology of Education
School of Education

Biography

Sam is a lecturer in the sociology of education with research interests including, critical race and whiteness studies, cultural studies, qualitative research methodologies, voluntourism, neoliberalism, super-wealth, and privilege. Her doctoral research explored cultural reproductions of race in contemporary Australia through analysing the dispositions of 'white' teachers to their work in South Australia's far northwest Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Sam utilises life history methodology and the post-structuralist concept of governmentality to explore racialised power relations, and her work contributes to the broad field of critical race and whiteness studies in Australia and internationally.

Qualifications

PhD Education (Indigenous Education), Flinders University of South Australia
Bachelor of Education (UPLS) with First Class Honours, Flinders University of South Australia
Master of Arts (Creative Writing), University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Arts, Flinders University of South Australia

Honours, awards and grants

2013: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Faculty winner

2012: Best Student Paper Award, Faculty of Education, Humanities & Law

2006: Australian Postgraduate Award

2006: Mace Bearer, Education Graduation Ceremony, Flinders University of South Australia

2004: University Medal Recipient, Flinders University of South Australia

2004: Chancellor's Letter of Commendation, Flinders University of South Australia

2004: ANZ Bank Prize in Teacher Education

2003: Chancellor's Letter of Commendation, Flinders University of South Australia

2002: Colin Thiele Award for Literature

2001: Australian Government Award for Voluntary Service in a Developing Nation

Teaching interests

  • Sociology of Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Indigenous Education
  • Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
  • Social Justice

Research interests

  • Social Justice Education
  • Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
  • Poststructuralism in Educational Research
  • Life History Methodology
  • Governmentality Studies in Education

Supervisory interests

  • Aboriginality
  • Anangu Pitjantijatjara Yankunytjatara Lands, race, power and governmentality
  • Critical education
  • Critical race and whiteness studies in Australian contexts
  • Education, Indigenous
  • Education, social justice
  • Education, sociology of
  • Governmentality studies in education
  • Identity and whiteness
  • Policy analysis
  • Poststructuralism in education
  • Race and whiteness
  • Social construction of whiteness
  • Social justice education
  • Sociology of education
  • Superwealth
  • Voluntourism

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : Aboriginality, race, policy analysis, whiteness (1) ;

Publications

  • Michael, L. and Schulz, S.J. (2014). Unsettling Whiteness: Disruptions and (Re)Locations. In Lucy Michael and Samantha Schulz, ed. Unsettling Whiteness. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. vii-xx.
  • Schulz, S.J. (2014). Images of a Good White Teacher. In Lucy Michael and Samantha Schulz, ed. Unsettling Whiteness. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 175-190.
  • Schulz, S.J. (2014). Co-editor. Lucy Michael and Samantha Schulz, ed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Clarkson, R., Harrison, K., Hudson, G., Jedynak, L., Sallis, E. and Schulz, S. (2002). Editors. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press.
  • Schulz, S.J. (2013). Governing the good teacher: A white governmentality lens on the 'white' teacher in South Australia's APY Lands. PhD. Flinders University of South Australia
  • Schulz, S. (2003). Slipshod. Anthology of Australasian Stories. Kathmandu, Nepal: Spiny Babbler Museum, pp. 84-88.
  • Schulz, S. (2003). Christmas in October. Cracker! A Christmas Collection. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 110-116.
  • Schulz, S. (2002). D&M. Forked Tongues: A delicious anthology of poetry and prose. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, pp. 88-98.
  • Schulz, S. (2002). Number Seven. Forked Tongues: A delicious anthology of poetry and prose. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, pp. 35-42.
  • Fane, J.J. and Schulz, S.J. (2015). “I thought it would just be about healthy eating and exercise”: What we can learn about school health education from students and its implications for teaching the new national curriculum. In Edited Proceedings of the 29th ACHPER International Conference. Adelaide: The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. 29th ACHPER International Conference - Values into Actions - A Brighter Future. Prince Alfred College, Adelaide. Apr 2015, pp. 148-157.
  • Miller, A. and Schulz, S.J. (2014). University literacy: A multi-literacies model. English in Australia, 49(3) pp. 78-87.
  • Schulz, S. (2011). White teachers and the 'good' governance of Indigenous souls: White governmentality and Ernabella Mission (1937-1971) Race, Ethnicity and Education, 14(2) pp. 209-232.
    [10.1080/13613324.2010.519979] [Scopus]
  • Schulz, S. (2007). Inside The Contract Zone: White teachers in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. International Education Journal, 8(2) pp. 270-283.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Schulz, S. (2005). The Gifted: Identify Construction Through the Practice of Gifted Education. International Education Journal, 5(5) pp. 117-128.
    [Scopus]
  • Fane, J.J. and Schulz, S.J. (2015). “I thought it would just be about healthy eating and exercise”: What we can learn about school health education from students and its implications for teaching the new national curriculum. In Edited Proceedings of the 29th ACHPER International Conference. Adelaide: The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. 29th ACHPER International Conference - Values into Actions - A Brighter Future. Prince Alfred College, Adelaide. Apr 2015, pp. 148-157.
  • Schulz, S.J. (2014). Co-editor. Lucy Michael and Samantha Schulz, ed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Clarkson, R., Harrison, K., Hudson, G., Jedynak, L., Sallis, E. and Schulz, S. (2002). Editors. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press.
  • Schulz, S.J. (2014). Images of a Good White Teacher. In Lucy Michael and Samantha Schulz, ed. Unsettling Whiteness. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 175-190.
  • Michael, L. and Schulz, S.J. (2014). Unsettling Whiteness: Disruptions and (Re)Locations. In Lucy Michael and Samantha Schulz, ed. Unsettling Whiteness. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. vii-xx.
  • Miller, A. and Schulz, S.J. (2014). University literacy: A multi-literacies model. English in Australia, 49(3) pp. 78-87.
  • Schulz, S. (2011). White teachers and the 'good' governance of Indigenous souls: White governmentality and Ernabella Mission (1937-1971) Race, Ethnicity and Education, 14(2) pp. 209-232.
    [10.1080/13613324.2010.519979] [Scopus]
  • Schulz, S. (2007). Inside The Contract Zone: White teachers in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. International Education Journal, 8(2) pp. 270-283.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Schulz, S. (2005). The Gifted: Identify Construction Through the Practice of Gifted Education. International Education Journal, 5(5) pp. 117-128.
    [Scopus]
  • Schulz, S.J. (2013). Governing the good teacher: A white governmentality lens on the 'white' teacher in South Australia's APY Lands. PhD. Flinders University of South Australia

Professional and community engagement

I am reviews editor for the journal Critical Race and Whiteness Studies

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Education - Aboriginal
  • Race relations
  • Teaching

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