Our People

Teaching and Research

Dr Diana Perche’s research interests focus on politics and public policy, with a strong interest in how government decisions are made affecting Indigenous people in Australia, and how these decisions are influenced by ideology, evidence, activism and power. Before joining Nura Gili, Diana was the director of postgraduate studies in Politics and Public Policy at Macquarie University. Previously, Diana worked in a number of policy-related positions, including in the Australian Public Service.

Johanna joined Nura Gili in 2014. Her research interests are in the area of Australian Indigenous and colonial histories, including Indigenous activism and settler colonial engagement with Indigenous peoples. She co-ordinates ATSI 2003: Indigenous Material Culture - Objects and their JourneysATSI 3002: Indigenous Australia - Gendered Identitiesand ATSI3017: Indigenous Histories and the Colonial World.

Ben is a Lecturer at Nura Gili where he has taught since 2007. The overarching theme across his research and teaching is a concern with the politics and ideology of struggles for social change. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sydney. Ben coordinates ATSI2011 Indigenous Political History, ATSI3005 Whiteness Beyond Colour: Identity and Difference and ATSI2012 Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Politics.