Dr Talia Avrahamzon

Dr Talia Avrahamzon
  • Academic, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research


Phone: (02) 6125 2396

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Talia is a Sir Roland Wilson scholar undertaking ethnographic research on children's engagement in reconciliation.  Her PhD aims to explore the messages primary school children receive and interpret about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, Australian history and reconciliation.  Talia's research interests include racism and prejudice development; Indigenous studies; intercultural understanding; antiracism; reconciliation; and children's agency. Prior to joining CAEPR, Talia was employed by the Australian Government, primarily in roles that focused on children, family and Indigenous policy, program development and implementation.

Conferences / Papers / Seminars


Reconciliation in Australian primary schools - policy, practice and interpretation; World Indigenous People's Conference on Education (WIPCE), Toronto - joint paper with Scott Gorringe

Reconciling reconciliation - reflections from an Australian school ethnography; Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference, Oxford


Reconciliation in schools in Australia; Centre for Shared Education, Queens University

Racism and Education Outcomes of Indigenous Australians; Social Policy Research Conference, UNSW - joint paper with Dr Nick Biddle and Dr Naomi Priest

Committees / workshops


National Reconciliation Week ANU Unpacking Reconciliation initiative Organising Committee - post-graduate showcase of Indigenous Studies research to ANU Council; published an ANU booklet on post-graduate Indigenous Studies research; recorded a pledge video of executives, staff and student regarding reconciliation; and hosted Stan Grant public lecture.


Organising committee for symposium on Racism and the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Youth ¬ Understanding impacts, Finding solutions held at ANU


CASS RAP Committee



Bar-Tal, D; Avrahamzon, T. (2016) Development of delegitimization and animosity in the context of intractable conflict.  In Sibley, C. Barlow, F. (Eds) (2016). Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice. Cambridge Press. Cambridge.

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