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.
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
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
Cheif editor of the journal Critical Race and Whiteness Studies