First Nations GIER researcher Dr Debbie Bargallie, descendent of the Kamilaroi and Wonnarua peoples, has published her new book, Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service, with Aboriginal Studies Press.

Dr Bargallie was named the 2019 winner of the prestigious Stanner Award for her analysis of racism in the Australian Public Service.

Using a yarning approach, Dr Bargallie spoke to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples employed by the Australian Public Service about their experiences of covert and overt racisms that manifested through racial microaggressions.

“Racism is vehemently denied by those who claim to be committed to Indigenous employee career progression yet racial microaggression and everyday racism mark the daily experiences for Indigenous employees in the workplace.”

In the video, Dr Jackie Huggins AM discusses Dr Bargallie’s book.

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