AIATSIS Special Seminar
12.00 – 3.00pm, Wednesday13th June 2012
The Mabo Room, AIATSIS, Lawson Crescent, Canberra ACT 2601
Dr Jakelin Troy discusses findings from her time in Israel as a Yachad Scholar
Dr Jakelin Troy is the Director of AIATSIS Research, Indigenous Social and Cultural Wellbeing).
Jakelin is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Jakelin’s academic research is diverse but has a focus on languages and linguistics, anthropology and visual arts. She is particularly interested in Australian languages of New South Wales and ‘contact languages’. Her doctoral research was into the development of NSW Pidgin. Since 2001 Jakelin has been developing curriculum for Australian schools with a focus on Australian language programs.
Her most recent project is to co-write the National Languages Curriculum framework document for ACARA. She previously worked on major government initiatives in Indigenous affairs including developing and writing the Native Title Act, managing Commonwealth land rights legislation, and, managing national languages and broadcasting programs. She began life as an academic researching Indigenous anthropology and linguistics.
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