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Amy Thunig

Amy Thunig is a Gamilaroi woman who resides on the unceded lands of the Awabakal people, with her husband and their three young children. A qualified school teacher, Amy’s passion for teaching and desire to see structural change led her to move from the classroom to the become an academic engaged in research and teaching within higher education. An Associate Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University, Lecturing and researching in the area of Indigenous knowledges and formal education systems Amy is also a PhD candidate, currently writing her thesis ‘Indigenous academic women: why academia?’ Amy believes in disrupting colonial systems, and disseminating research widely and in accessible language. A freelance writer, media pundit, and Twitter addict, Amy has recently announced that she will be launching her podcast ‘Blacademia’ in late 2019.