Ms Sam Schulz

Position/s:Lecturer, Sociology of Education
School of Education
Phone: +61 8 82015459
Email:
Location: Education Building (5.24)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Sam is a lecturer in teacher education with specific interest in critical sociology. Sam's research interests include studies of race and whiteness, cultural studies, and qualitative research methodologies. Her doctoral research explored cultural reproductions of race in contemporary Australia through closely analysing the dispositions of 'white' teachers to their work in South Australia's remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Sam utilises life history methodology and the post-structuralist concept of governmentality, 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

Teaching interests

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

Research and supervision

Research interests

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

Supervisory interests

  • 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
  • Poststructuralism in education

Publications

Refereed journal articles
  • 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]
  • Schulz, S. (2007). Inside The Contract Zone: White teachers in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. International Education Journal, 8(2) pp. 270-283. [Link]
  • Schulz, S. (2005). The Gifted: Identify Construction Through the Practice of Gifted Education. International Education Journal, 5(5) pp. 117-128.
Other public research outputs
  • Schulz, S. (2003). Christmas in October. Cracker! A Christmas Collection. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 110-116.
  • Schulz, S. (2003). Slipshod. Anthology of Australasian Stories. Kathmandu, Nepal: Spiny Babbler Museum, pp. 84-88.
  • Clarkson, R., Harrison, K., Hudson, G., Jedynak, L., Sallis, E. and Schulz, S. (2002). Editors. Forked Tongues: A Delicious Anthology of Poetry and Prose. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press.
  • 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.

Professional and community engagement

Subject/s

  • Education - Aboriginal
  • Race relations
  • Teaching


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