Indigenous Australian Studies
Peta's teaching and research intersects critical Indigenous studies; environmental studies; visual arts; education; history and eco-social work. With qualifications and research experience in each of these discipline areas, her approaches include arts-based and practice led; community-led; co-design, participatory; and action research. Peta does not identify as Indigenous, however, she does acknowledge her own colonising and colonised family histories. These complex histories guide Peta's ethnographic and arts practice as research, and her teaching, which aims to address systemic and environmental racism by increasing cultural safety, humility and responsiveness. Peta has experience in remote and arid/semi-arid ecological field surveying; Indigenous-led research - for example, "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) and capacity or nation rebuilding; oral and social history; ethnography; Indigenous land and water rights; practice led and arts-based approaches; human rights; ethics, and critical pedagogies.