Ms Katherine Thompson

Ms Katherine Thompson

Program Manager

M.A. Ed. Secondary English Education (Wake Forest University), B.A. English (Duke University)

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Katherine Thompson (B.A. Duke University; M.A. Ed. Wake Forest University) has taught in a variety of settings, including public and independent high schools, not-for-profit and summer programs (The Fresh Air Fund; WriteGirl; North Carolina Governor's School), and Mwalimu Anna Primary School in Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania. She is currently the manager of the UNSW Matraville Education Partnership and a sessional academic within the UNSW School of Education, working in the fields of Indigenous education and community advocacy, sociocultural contexts of education, and equity in education.

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  • Book Chapters | 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.), Questions of culture in autoethnography, Routledge, Ney York, pp. 167 - 181
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Weuffen S; Lowe K; Amazan R; Thompson K, 2023, 'The need for First Nations pedagogical narratives: epistemic inertia and complicity in (re)creating settler-colonial education', Journal of Curriculum Studies,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Weuffen S; Lowe K; Burgess C; Thompson K, 2023, 'Sovereign and pseudo-hosts: The politics of hospitality for negotiating culturally nourishing schools', Australian Educational Researcher, 50, pp. 131 - 146,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bishop M; Vass G; Thompson K, 2021, 'Decolonising schooling practices through relationality and reciprocity: embedding local Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom', Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 29, pp. 193 - 211,

Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award - Programs that Enhance Learning - Master of Teaching Indigenous Education Program 2021

Dean's Learning & Teaching Awards 2019 - Rising Star Award

Nominee - UNSW President's Awards 2017 - Collaboration

UNSW Staff Excellence Award: Excellence in Community Engagement - UNSW Matraville Education Partnership 2016

Aboriginal Voices/Culturally Nourishing Schools Project (2020-2024)

Cultural Residents Project (2020-2022)

Culture, Community and Curriculum Project (2016-2018)




My Teaching

EDST1108: Indigenous Perspectives in Education

EDST5115: Social and Political Contexts in Education

EDST1104: Social Perspectives in Education

EDST2070: Culture, Identity and Education

Master of Teaching Indigenous Education Intensive

Nura Gili Winter School and Pre-Education Programs