Aboriginal Studies Press and the University of Queensland's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to virtually attend an In-Conversation event with author Dr Debbie Bargallie and UQ's Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Fredericks.
This dynamic In-Conversation will take participants inside Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service (2020) – from PhD research to published book.
There will be a 30-minute Q&A session and also opportunity to pose questions throughout.
Please register to secure a spot. We look forward to welcoming you to our online event.
In an era of reconciliation and cultural diversity, Indigenous peoples in Australia still experience every day and structural racisms in the workplace. Unmasking the Racial Contract is a study of one such workplace: the Australian Public Service. Bargallie shows that despite claims of fairness, inclusion, opportunity, respect and racial equality for all, Indigenous employees continue to languish on the lower rungs of the Australian Public Service employment ladder. By showing how racism is normalised in white institutions, Bargallie aims to help us see and understand — and ultimately challenge — racism.
This original and innovative book, written from an Indigenous standpoint, is the first to use race as a key framework to critically examine the discrimination faced by Indigenous employees in an Australian institution. Bargallie provides an insider’s perspective and privileges the voices of other Indigenous employees, and she applies critical race theory to unmask the racial contract that underpins the ‘absent presence’ of racism in the Australian Public Service.