• Podsoc #11

Whiteness and Australian social work:

In conversation with Maggie Walter

Maggie Walter presents some challenging ideas in this podcast, particularly how white privilege dominates within Australian society to the point of invisibility. Her research examines whiteness in Australian social work through the lens of Bourdieu and whiteness theory.

Dr Maggie Walter, Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania, is a descendant of the trawlwoolway people from North Eastern Tasmania, and her research focus is Indigenous peoples, policy and race relations.

Maggie is a member of the Research Advisory Committee at AIATSIS, a steering committee member for the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) and secretary of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA).

Recent publications include ‘How White is Australian Social Work?’ Australian Social Work (2011 with D. Habibis and S. Taylor) and ‘The Politics of the Data: How the Statistical Indigene is Constructed’ International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 2011.

Recommended citation for this podcast – APA6th

Fronek, P. (Host). (2012, June 28). Whiteness and Australian social work: In conversation with Maggie Walter [Episode 11]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/whiteness-and-australian-social-work/.

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  2. References


  • Walter, M., Taylor, S., & Habibis, D. (2011). How White is Social Work in Australia? Australian Social Work, 64(1), 6-19. doi: 10.1080/0312407x.2010.510892.