Sandra Phillips

Sandra Phillips (PhD), Wakka Wakka and Gooreng Gooreng, is associate professor, coordinator of Indigenous higher degree by research with the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology Sydney. Born in 1968, Sandra is also the mother of three adult sons.

Sandra co-edited Griffith Review 60: First Things First, published in April 2018.


A rightful path

EssayIN 1985, I started a bachelor’s degree the month I turned seventeen. Despite a change of degree from social work to arts, I graduated from the University of Queensland with publication and research experience at twenty and became a...

Living cultures under the acts

MemoirThese stories go something like this: pioneering spirit and entrepreneurialism have built success for the whites who have flourished, while congenital bad character leads our peoples to our inevitable conclusions. Pioneering spirit is celebrated across the landscape: Pioneer Park. Pioneer’s Sculpture. Bicentennial Park.

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