Die, brain demons die! The internal monologue of an Aboriginal researcher

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Hogarth, Melitta. 2017. "Die, brain demons die! The internal monologue of an Aboriginal researcher." McMaster, Christopher, Murphy, Caterina, Whitburn, Benjamin and Mewburn, Inger (ed.) Postgraduate study in Australia: surviving and succeeding. New York, United States. Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 137-147
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Die, brain demons die! The internal monologue of an Aboriginal researcher

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2934
Book TitlePostgraduate study in Australia: surviving and succeeding
Authors
AuthorHogarth, Melitta
EditorsMcMaster, Christopher, Murphy, Caterina, Whitburn, Benjamin and Mewburn, Inger
Page Range137-147
Chapter Number16
Number of Pages11
Year2017
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
ISBN9781433141614
9781433141775
Abstract

The decision to undertake research as an Aboriginal researcher puts us in a precarious position. Opportunities have been afforded to us because of the struggles and challenges taken up by others in the struggle for self-determination and therefore, there is responsibility and accountability to continue in this struggle albeit my own expectations. Consider that it was not until the late 1960s that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were allowed to enter the Westernised classroom. Foregrounding all this is the fact that historically, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been the subject of numerous research projects making us the researched rather than the researcher.

Keywordsimposter syndrome, higher degree research, Indigenous academic
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
450299. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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