A/Prof Theresa Petray
Dr Theresa Petray is an Associate Professor in Sociology & Anthropology. Her research focuses on Aboriginal activism and self-determination. Her current research, with Gugu Badhun nation, looks at economic development and nation-building through the lens of self-determination. Theresa has also researched Aboriginal protest movements in North Queensland, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social media activism. In particular, she is interested in the ways that seemingly marginalised people exercise agency to speak back to power.Theresa supervises research students across a range of disciplines and has been on supervisory panels for students from University of Sydney, University of Copenhagen, and Ben Gurion University. In 2016 Theresa was awarded JCU's Early Career Advisor of the Year award.