Keynote Speakers

AARE is pleased to announce the following Keynote speakers for 2021

Keynote Address—Monday 29 November

Associate Professor Nikki Moodie - University of Melbourne
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Associate Professor Nikki Moodie is a Gamilaroi woman and sociologist based at the University of Melbourne. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science from the University of Queensland, and a PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University. After an early career in the public service, she moved into research focusing on higher education, social networks and Indigenous governance. Nikki is the current Program Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity, a 20-year philanthropic program focused on Indigenous-led social change.

Radford Address—Wednesday 1 December

Professor Martin Nakata - James Cook University
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Professor N M Nakata is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education and Strategy at James Cook University. He is a Torres Strait Islander, holds a PhD in Education, and is recognised internationally as one of the leading Indigenous academics in Australia. He is widely published in national and international academic journals, anthologies and books on Indigenous educational matters. His research work in the higher education sector to improve outcomes for Indigenous students spans almost four decades, and he has been invited to and delivered keynote addresses on his ongoing work to professional associations in over twenty countries. His current ARC-funded study of improvements to Indigenous STEM education in schools will have bearing on the shape of Indigenous STEM education in the future.

Keynote Address—Thursday 2 December

Professor Raewyn Connell - University of Sydney
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Raewyn Connell is Professor Emerita, University of Sydney, and Life Member of the National Tertiary Education Union. She has taught in several countries and is a widely-cited researcher in education and other fields of social science.

Her books (solo or co-written) include The Good University; Schools and Social Justice; Running Twice as Hard; Teachers' Work; and Making the Difference. Her work has been translated into 22 languages so far. Raewyn has been active in the labour movement and in work for gender equality and peace. Details at and Twitter @raewynconnell.

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