Gregory Vass

Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer

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.

Publications

Book Chapters
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Vass G, 2018, 'White microaffirmations in the classroom: Encoungers with everyday race-making', in The relationality of race in education research, edn. Local/Global Issues in Education, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 72 - 84
2018
Stanley P; Vass G, 2018, 'On the difficulties of writing about culture in autoethnography', in Questions of culture in autoethnography, Routledge
2018
Vass G; Chalmers G, 2015, 'NAPLAN, achievement gaps and embedding Indigenous perspectives in schooling: disrupting the decolonial option', in LIngard B; Thompson G; Sellar S (ed.), National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment, Routledge, Abingdon, OX, pp. 139 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315659312
2015
Vass G, 2015, 'Derrida: The 'impossibility' of deconstructing educational policy enactment', in Gulson K; Clarke M; Bendix Petersen E (ed.), Education Policy and Contemporary Theory: Implications for Research, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 52 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315818429
2015
Lingard B; Creagh S; Vass G, 2013, 'Education policy as numbers: Data categories and two Australian cases of misrecognition', in Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education: The Selected Works of Bob Lingard, pp. 51 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203765708
2013
Lingard B; Vass G; Mackinlay E, 2012, 'Reimagining lines of flight in schooling for Indigenous students in Australia', in Lavia JM; Mahlomaholo S (ed.), CULTURE, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNITY: EXPRESSIONS OF THE POSTCOLONIAL IMAGINATION, edn. Postcolonial Studies in Education, Palgrave Macmillan, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000313990000009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2012
Journal articles
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Lowe K; Harrison N; Tennent C; Guenther J; Vass G; Moodie N, 2019, 'Factors affecting the development of school and Indigenous community engagement: A systematic review', Australian Educational Researcher, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00314-6
2019
Vass G; Lowe K; Burgess C; Harrison N; Moodie N, 2019, 'The possibilities and practicalities of professional learning in support of Indigenous student experiences in schooling: A systematic review', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 341 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00313-7
2019
Lowe K; Tennent C; Guenther J; Harrison N; Burgess C; Moodie N; Vass G, 2019, 'Correction to: ‘Aboriginal Voices’: An overview of the methodology applied in the systematic review of recent research across ten key areas of Australian Indigenous education (The Australian Educational Researcher, (2019), 46, 2, (213-229), 10.1007/s13384-019-00307-5)', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 231 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00323-5
2019
Lowe K; Tennent C; Guenther J; Harrison N; Moddie N; Vass G, 2019, '‘Aboriginal Voices’: an overview of the methodology applied in the systematic review of recent research across ten key areas of Australian Indigenous education', The Australian Educational Researcher, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00307-5
2019
Vass G; Lowe K; Burgess C; Harrison N; Moodie N, 2019, 'Correction to: The possibilities and practicalities of professional learning in support of Indigenous student experiences in schooling: A systematic review (The Australian Educational Researcher, (2019), 46, 2, (341-361), 10.1007/s13384-019-00313-7)', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 363 - 364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00324-4
2019
Bishop M; Vass G; Thompson K, 2019, 'Decolonising schooling practices through relationality and reciprocity: embedding local Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom', Pedagogy, Culture & Society, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2019.1704844
2019
Vass G, 2018, ''Aboriginal learning style' and culturally responsive schooling: Entangled, Entangling, and the possibilities of getting disentangled', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 43, pp. 89 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2018v43n8.6
2018
Vass G, 2017, 'Preparing for Culturally Responsive Schooling: Initial Teacher Educators Into the Fray', Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 68, pp. 451 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022487117702578
2017
Vass G, 2017, 'Getting inside the insider researcher: does race-symmetry help or hinder research?', International Journal of Research and Method in Education, vol. 40, pp. 137 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2015.1063045
2017
Vass G; Gottschall K, 2016, 'Social justice and race critical education research', Critical Studies in Education, vol. 57, pp. 411 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2016.1225399
2016
Vass G, 2016, 'Shunted across the tracks? Autoethnography, education research, and my whiteness', Whiteness and Education, vol. 1, pp. 83 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23793406.2016.1260633
2016
Vass G, 2016, 'Everyday race-making pedagogies in the classroom', British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol. 37, pp. 371 - 388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2014.928585
2016
Vass G, 2015, 'Putting critical race theory to work in Australian education research: ‘we are with the garden hose here’', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 42, pp. 371 - 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-014-0160-1
2015
Vass G, 2014, 'Everyday race-making pedagogies in the classroom', British Journal of Sociology of Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2014.928585
2014
Vass G, 2014, 'The racialised educational landscape in Australia: Listening to the whispering elephant', Race Ethnicity and Education, vol. 17, pp. 176 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2012.674505
2014
Vass G, 2013, 'Hear no race, see no race, speak no race: teacher silence, Indigenous youth, and race talk in the classroom', Social Alternatives, vol. 32, pp. 19 - 24
2013
Lingard B; Creagh S; Vass G, 2012, 'Education policy as numbers: Data categories and two Australian cases of misrecognition', Journal of Education Policy, vol. 27, pp. 315 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2011.605476
2012
Vass G, 2012, '‘So, What is Wrong with Indigenous Education?’ Perspective, Position and Power Beyond a Deficit Discourse', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, vol. 41, pp. 85 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jie.2012.25
2012