Researcher biography

Kaitlin is a PhD candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at UQ. Her research explores the relationships that exist between higher education, government and academic philosophy in the West, through an investigation of the epistemic exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander philosophy from Australian tertiary Philosophy education. Her work seeks to privilege and promote Indigenous-authored theory and First Nations voices in academia and higher education, as well as help facilitate the diversification of curriculum and pedagogy across Australian higher education – particularly in her discipline of Philosophy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, both from UQ.

Her supervisors are Associate Professor Gilbert Burgh, Dr Simone Thornton (both of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry) and Adjunct Associate Professor Mary Graham (of the School of Political Science and International Studies).