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Measuring interpersonal racism: An Indigenous Australian case study

Presented by

Yin Paradies


Haydon Allen G052 (Quadrangle, near ANU Union), The Australian National University, Canberra.


Wednesday, 10 August 2011
12.30 - 1.30pm

Abstract: This paper will discuss the key challenges in measuring both the experience and perpetration of interpersonal racism with reference to emerging data pertaining to Indigenous Australians. A brief definition of racism will be followed by data on the prevalence of racism experiences among Indigenous Australians interweaved with a discussion of factors that influence reporting of racism (including timeframes, terminology and attribution). I will then discuss racism perpetrated against Indigenous people, general theories of racism as well as how the Australian public could be segmented in relation to racism. To conclude, a proposal to conduct methodological research on experiences and perpetration of racism in Australia will be briefly detailed.

Dr Yin Paradies is a Senior Research Fellow at the McCaughey Centre in the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne. Yin's research focuses on the health, social and economic effects of racism as well as anti-racism theory, policy and practice. Dr Paradies teaches professional development short courses on multicultural competence and anti-racism. He has qualifications in mathematics and computing, medical statistics, public health, and social epidemiology.

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