Mana Yura Postgraduate Symposium: Indigenous Knowledges
Join us as we showcase the knowledge of our Indigenous Postgraduate students.
About the event:
The Mana Yura Postgraduate Symposium: Indigenous Knowledges aims to highlight the current work of some of The University of Sydney's Indigenous Postgraduate Students across a range of disciplines including literature, health, science + social work.
This Symposium will include discussions about the importance of including Indigenous Knowledges in the academy; the innovations to ways of thinking, being and doing that Indigenous Knowledges offer; and the ways that Indigenous Knowledges reflect the strengths of the communities they are based in.
There will be four 20 minute presentations + 10 minutes for questions following each presentation.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Meet our presenters:
Topic: Koori-Futurism: Envisioning the sovereignty of Minjungbal-Nganduwal country, community, and culture through speculative fiction
Bio: Mykaela Saunders is a Koori and Lebanese writer who belongs to the Minjungbal-Nganduwal community in Tweed Heads. She's currently undertaking a Doctor of Arts degree in the creative writing program at the University of Sydney, where she also lectures in Indigenous Studies.
Topic: Decolonising Social Work practice by incorporating First Nations Peoples’ Epistemology, Ontology and Axiology
Bio: Mareese is a Bundjalung & Goenpul Woman, Academic and PhD research student with the School of Education & Social Work. She is also a part of the Wingara Mura Leadership Program for early career academics. Mareese specialises in Aboriginal healing frameworks and practices, interpersonal trauma, counselling, social justice as well as children’s and human rights. Her research aims to explore how Aboriginal family violence workers bring Aboriginal healing frameworks into their work practices and find ways to redefine and enhance culturally safe service delivery to First Nations Peoples and their communities
Topic: The long term psychosocial implications of surgical interventions on intersex infants: A retrospective study.
Mandy Henningham is a Dharumbal women and PhD research student with the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre at the University of Sydney where she is working on her own qualitative research project looking at the long term psychological effects of non-consensual surgical intervention during infancy or childhood on individuals with intersex variations. She also leads and assists with other projects at the WSSHC in the Medical School while teaching in both the health science and medical faculties at the university and enjoys mentoring students and tutoring undergraduate students in the ITAS program.
Topic: Venereal pathogens of honey bees: first thorough survey of Apis mellifera infectious reproductive diseases
Bio: Tom is an Aniwan man, Veterinary graduate and current PhD student with the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Tom’s research focuses on reproductive technologies and pathogens in honey bees. He is particularly interested in testing the artificial insemination techniques routinely used in queen artificial insemination programs, and investigating means for improving of these techniques.