“I’ve always been interested in social justice and inequality. The voices of those that are marginalised are persistently silenced, and this is the case for young people who are too often spoken for, and about.”
White, cis-gendered, middle class and able-bodied, Senior Lecturer Dr Monique Mulholland
has always been aware that her highly privileged life in Australia is not the norm for many. She is also aware that teachers and educators often make assumptions, based on outdated societal values, that their content will appeal to everyone, when in the main it mostly serves the interests of white Anglo people like herself.
“I want students to think critically about power and inequality. Despite historic privileged white, western, middle-class knowledges, I believe teaching can be a place that we can try and radically transform and decolonise what knowledge counts, and whose perspectives are most valued.”