Dr Sam Schulz

Lecturer in Teacher Education

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education Building (5.24)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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), 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 Doctoral 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 Commendation, Flinders University of South Australia

2004: ANZ Bank Prize in Teacher Education

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

2002: Colin Thiele Award for Literature

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

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
  • Neoliberalism
  • Voluntourism
Teaching interests
  • Sociology of Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Indigenous Education
  • Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
  • Social Justice
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
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Governmentality policy analysis (1), Aboriginality, race, policy analysis, whiteness (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Governmentality of Cambodian Education (-1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Education - Aboriginal
Education - Curriculum
Education - Policy
Race relations
Teaching
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Media expertise
  • Education - Aboriginal
  • Education - Curriculum
  • Education - Policy
  • Race relations
  • Teaching