Researcher biography

Tracey Bunda is a Ngugi/Wakka Wakka woman and grew up on the lands of the Jagera/Jugera/Yuggerapul peoples. During the course of her career she has held senior Indigenous leadership roles in the universities in which she worked. Tracey’s research interests are informed by critical theoretical approaches for understanding how race and power ideologically manifest in white institutions, storying as methodology and the agentic role of Indigenous women in Indigenous community uplift. Her recent publications address Indigenising the Higher Degree Doctoral Space ( with colleagues Catherine Manathunga, Michael Sing and Jing Qi and How to Make a School Less White with colleague Melitta Hogarth Tracey proudly mentors the next generation of young Indigenous scholars and learners to embody excellence as an Ancestral tradition of Indigenous cultural continuity. She has recently provided (Oct 2020) the Dean’s Address, School of Education, Southern Cross University - Enacting Indigenous perspectives; Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Knowledges in Schools of Education-Nagaribawa Gnaneeba Jugu and she is a Board member of the Hymba Yumba Independent School, Springfield.