McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing Short Course: Race, Culture, Indigeneity and the Politics of Disadvantage 22nd-23rd or 29th-30th October 2012

A Short Course presented by the McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne and the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University.

*The dates for the 2013 course have not yet been set. Please email to register your interest in receiving information about the 2013 courses*
22nd-23rd October 2012

NEW SECOND DATE: 29th-30th October 2012

Are you interested in the political context of Indigenous disadvantage?

  • Are you ever confused or frustrated by the complexity of Indigenous affairs?
  • Would you benefit from a range of theoretical tools that could help you negotiate complex issues?

While the historical, social and political context of Indigenous affairs poses particular challenges for those working within it, few have access to the body of scholarship that addresses issues of cultural diversity, anti-racism, and identity politics. This workshop aims to use interactive exercises, case studies and small group work to:

  • introduce key concepts from anthropology, social theory, social psychology; sociology and critical Indigenous studies relevant to understanding Indigenous affairs;
  • illustrate theories and debates using a range of texts, including journal articles, videos, newspaper articles, web resources and policy documents; and
  • enhance the ability of those working with Indigenous Australians to critically analyse texts and apply social science theory to practical problems relating to their work.

Who should attend

This course has been designed as a professional development activity for those in research, policy or service delivery roles within Indigenous health, social work, education and related areas.    
: Monday 22nd-Tuesday 23rd October or Monday 29th-Tuesday 30th October

Venue: Graduate Centre, University of Melbourne    
Cost: $660

  • A/Prof Yin Paradies, Principal Research Fellow, Deakin University (as of July 2012).  BSc NTU, MMedStats Newcastle,  MPH UC Berkeley, PhD Melb
  • Dr Emma Kowal, ARC Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne. MBBS Melb, BA(Hons) Melb, Grad Cert ATSI Studies NTU, PhD Melb

Please send an email of interest to reserve a place in the course.

Full Registration for either course by: Wednesday 26th September 2012.

: Hannah Reich

E-mail (preferred):

Phone: 8344 3179 (Office hours: Wednesdays)

Course Flyer

Registration Form

A word version of the registration form can be obtained from Hannah Reich (