Dr Gregory Vass

BA/Bsoc Sci, BSoc Sch (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, PhD
School of Education


+61 2 9385 2524
+61 2 9385 1946
Room 110, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus


Tuesday: 11.00am - 12.00pm Friday: 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Greg's work in the Sociology of Education is concerned with social and Indigenous perspectives in education. His research interests are focused on investigating relationships between policy enactment, and pedagogic/curricula performative race-making practices and inequalities. This work explores how discrimination and privilege are connected to subjectivities that continue to rely on racialised social scripts and everyday practices. Building on his experiences as a high school teacher, central to his work are concerns with how educators can work towards disrupting the reproduction of raced hierarchies and inequalities within educational settings.

Greg's work draws on critical race theory and poststructuralist ideas and concerns with power and subjectivities in relation to positioning; performativity; and understandings of race-making and identity-work that come from across anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. His qualitative research takes up ethnographic, autoethnographic and writing as a creative analytic practice. This work has been published in Race, Ethnicity and Education, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, and a co-authored article in the Journal of Education Policy.



Year 1 Convenor BA/BEd; BCom/BEd; BEc/BEd; BFA/BEd; BMA/BEd; BDes/BEd
EDST2070 Culture, Identity and Education
EDST1104 Social Perspectives in Education

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