Michelle Bishop

Associate Lecturer / Graduate Teaching Fellow
Casual Academic

Michelle is a Gamilaroi woman from Western NSW and currently lives on Dharawal Country south of Sydney. From a critical Indigenous perspective, Michelle’s research critiques dominant practices in education and offers counter-narratives to advocate for emancipatory change in education for Indigenous Peoples.

Book Chapters
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Vass G; Bishop M; Thompson K; Beller P; Murray C; Tovey J; Ryan M, 2018, 'Whose story is it anyway? Reflecting on a collaborative research project with/in an educational community', in Stanley P; Vass G (ed.), Questions of culture in autoethnography, Routledge, Ney York, pp. 167 - 181
2018
Vass G; Bishop M; Thompson K; Beller P; Murray C; Tovey J; Ryan M, 2018, 'Whose story is it anyway? Reflecting on a collaborative research project with/in an educational community', in Stanley P; Vass G (ed.), , Routledge, Ney York, pp. 167 - 181
2018
Journal articles
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Bishop M, 2020, 'Indigenous education sovereignty: another way of ‘doing’ education', Critical Studies in Education, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2020.1848895
2020
Bishop M; Durksen TL, 2020, 'What are the personal attributes a teacher needs to engage Indigenous students effectively in the learning process? Re-viewing the literature', Educational Research, vol. 62, pp. 181 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131881.2020.1755334
2020
Bishop M, 2020, '‘Don’t tell me what to do’ encountering colonialism in the academy and pushing back with Indigenous autoethnography', International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2020.1761475
2020
Burgess C; Bishop M; Lowe K, 2020, 'Decolonising Indigenous education: the case for cultural mentoring in supporting Indigenous knowledge reproduction', Discourse, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2020.1774513
2020
Bishop M, 2020, 'A rationale for the urgency of Indigenous education sovereignty: enough’s enough', Australian Educational Researcher, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-020-00404-w
2020
Bishop M; Vass G, 2020, 'Talking about culturally responsive approaches to education: Teacher professional learning, Indigenous learners and the politics of schooling', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jie.2020.30
2020
Tynan L; Bishop M, 2019, 'Disembodied experts, accountability and refusal: an autoethnography of two (ab)Original women', Australian Journal of Human Rights,
2019
Bishop M; Vass G; Thompson K, 2019, 'Decolonising schooling practices through relationality and reciprocity: embedding local Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom', Pedagogy, Culture and Society, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2019.1704844
2019
Tynan L; Bishop M, 2019, 'Disembodied experts, accountability and refusal: an autoethnography of two (ab)Original women', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 25, pp. 217 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2019.1574202
2019

2018: Winner Best Student Paper Prize at the Native American & Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) International Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA


2017: Recipient of Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Indigenous scholarship to attend AARE conference, Canberra


 2017: UNSW High Achiever Indigenous Postgraduate Award