First Nations' women in the academy: disrupting and displacing the white male gaze

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Across colonised countries, the academy has been an instrument of the state and has collaborated in the project of colonial suppression of First Nations’ Communities and Peoples. This inculcation, while compounded for First Nations’ women academics, is being challenged to create a space that disrupts the dominant scrutiny and expectation; our women are leading the change. The chapter aims to provide a roadmap of current practice, contributions, and speculates on potential strategies across research, teaching and engagement in the academy that transform how and why First Nations’ women are achieving through disruption and the displacement of power in the academy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategies for resisting sexism in the academy
Subtitle of host publicationhigher education, gender and intersectionality
EditorsGail Crimmins
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030048525
ISBN (Print)9783030048518
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Gender and Education
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2524-6445
ISSN (Electronic)2524-6453


  • Gender Studies
  • indigenous studies
  • Indigenous women
  • Forum for Indigenous research excellence
  • First nations’ communities
  • Australian research council’s discovery Indigenous program


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