Position

Lecturer in Teacher Education
Education

Biography

Sam is a lecturer in the sociology of education, and coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Research Methods. Sam's core teaching comprises qualitative research methodologies and critical approaches to education. Her research area includes; critical race and whiteness studies, super-wealth, privilege, ethical internationalism of higher education, and teaching for social justice. As a core body of research, Sam has explored cultural reproductions of race using white governmentality as a conceptual lens, and is extending this work to explore intersections between neoliberalism, education, and the global phenomena of voluntourism and tertiary mobility encounters. Sam's 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

2017: Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant: "Establishing a sustainable model for international sport based WIL placements"

2017: Establishment Grant: "Sport, Development and Education: New Colombo on the Cricket Field"

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
  • Voluntourism
  • Super-Wealth/Eliteness Studies

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) ; Governmentality policy analysis (1) ;

Publications

  • Schulz, S.J. and Hay, I.M. (2016). Taking up Caletrio’s challenge: Silence and the construction of wealth eliteness in Jamie Johnson’s documentary film Born Rich. In Hay, I. and Beaverstock, J. V., ed. Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar, pp. 155-177.
    [10.4337/9781783474042.00015]
  • Schulz, S.J. (2016). The new Australian ‘whitening machine’? Contesting whiteness in a nation growing whiter. In Anum Dada and Shweta Kushal, ed. Whiteness Interrogated. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 13-24.
  • 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.
  • Schulz, S.J. (Ed.). (2014). Unsettling Whiteness. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Clarkson, R., Harrison, K., Hudson, G., Jedynak, L., Sallis, E. and Schulz, S. (Eds.). (2002). Forked Tongues: A Delicious Anthology of Poetry and Prose. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press.
  • Schulz, S.J. (2014). The new Australian 'whitening machine'? In 4th Global Images of Whiteness Conference. Oxford: ID-Net Press. 4th Global Images of Whiteness Conference. Mansfield College, Oxford. Jul 2014.
  • Fane, J.J., Schulz, S.J. and Banfield, G. (2013). Reimaging Teacher Health Education: Shifting student thinking from an individual to social view of health. In Presented as part of the symposium:Repositioning student teachers in teacher education. Adelaide: AARE Annual International Conference. Shaping Australian Educational Research. Adelaide. Dec 2013.
  • Fane, J.J. and Schulz, S.J. (2016). 'Re'-Learning health: Challenges in teaching health literacy and implications for the new national Australian HPE curriculum. Education and Health, 34(1) pp. 10-14.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • 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). Number Seven. Forked Tongues: A delicious anthology of poetry and prose. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, pp. 35-42.
  • Schulz, S. (2002). D&M. Forked Tongues: A delicious anthology of poetry and prose. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, pp. 88-98.
  • 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.
    [Web Link]
  • Fane, J.J. and Schulz, S.J. (2017). Working against ‘Pedagogic work’: Challenges to engaging pre-service teachers in critical health education. Health Education,
  • Schulz, S.J. (2017). Desire for the desert: Racialising white teachers’ motives for working in remote schools in the Australian desert. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 20(2) pp. 209-224.
    [10.1080/13613324.2015.1110296] [Scopus]
  • Schulz, S.J. and Fane, J.J. (2015). A healthy dose of race? White students’ and teachers’ unintentional brushes with whiteness. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(11) pp. 137-154.
    [10.14221/ajte.2015v40n11.8]
  • Miller, A. and Schulz, S.J. (2014). University literacy: A multi-literacies model. English in Australia, 49(3) pp. 78-87.
    [Scopus]
  • 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. (2017). Working against ‘Pedagogic work’: Challenges to engaging pre-service teachers in critical health education. Health Education,
  • Schulz, S.J. (2017). Desire for the desert: Racialising white teachers’ motives for working in remote schools in the Australian desert. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 20(2) pp. 209-224.
    [10.1080/13613324.2015.1110296] [Scopus]
  • Schulz, S.J. and Fane, J.J. (2015). A healthy dose of race? White students’ and teachers’ unintentional brushes with whiteness. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(11) pp. 137-154.
    [10.14221/ajte.2015v40n11.8]
  • Miller, A. and Schulz, S.J. (2014). University literacy: A multi-literacies model. English in Australia, 49(3) pp. 78-87.
    [Scopus]
  • 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. and Hay, I.M. (2016). Taking up Caletrio’s challenge: Silence and the construction of wealth eliteness in Jamie Johnson’s documentary film Born Rich. In Hay, I. and Beaverstock, J. V., ed. Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar, pp. 155-177.
    [10.4337/9781783474042.00015]
  • Schulz, S.J. (2016). The new Australian ‘whitening machine’? Contesting whiteness in a nation growing whiter. In Anum Dada and Shweta Kushal, ed. Whiteness Interrogated. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 13-24.
  • 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.

Professional and community engagement

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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