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The Australian National University

Talia Avrahamzon, Research Scholar

Masters in International Social Development (UNSW); Bachelor of Arts (USyd)

Talia is a Sir Roland Wilson scholar undertaking ethnographic research on children's engagement in reconciliation.  Her PhD aims to explore the messages primary school children receive and interpret about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, Australian history and reconciliation.  Talia's research interests include racism and prejudice development; Indigenous studies; intercultural understanding; antiracism; reconciliation; and children's agency. Prior to joining CAEPR, Talia was employed by the Australian Government, primarily in roles that focused on children, family and Indigenous policy, program development and implementation.

Conferences / Papers / Seminars

2017                     

Reconciliation in Australian primary schools - policy, practice and interpretation; World Indigenous People's Conference on Education (WIPCE), Toronto - joint paper with Scott Gorringe

Reconciling reconciliation - reflections from an Australian school ethnography; Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference, Oxford

2015                     

Reconciliation in schools in Australia; Centre for Shared Education, Queens University

Racism and Education Outcomes of Indigenous Australians; Social Policy Research Conference, UNSW - joint paper with Dr Nick Biddle and Dr Naomi Priest

Committees / workshops

2016                      

National Reconciliation Week ANU Unpacking Reconciliation initiative Organising Committee - post-graduate showcase of Indigenous Studies research to ANU Council; published an ANU booklet on post-graduate Indigenous Studies research; recorded a pledge video of executives, staff and student regarding reconciliation; and hosted Stan Grant public lecture.

2015                      

Organising committee for symposium on Racism and the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Youth ¬ Understanding impacts, Finding solutions held at ANU

2014-present    

CASS RAP Committee

Publications

2016                     

Bar-Tal, D; Avrahamzon, T. (2016) Development of delegitimization and animosity in the context of intractable conflict.  In Sibley, C. Barlow, F. (Eds) (2016). Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice. Cambridge Press. Cambridge.