Samantha Schulz

Dr Samantha Schulz

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Sam Schulz is a senior sociologist of education committed to educational social justice. Her research includes race critical theorising, culturally responsive schooling, gender equity, violent extremism, and decoloniality. Sam views sociology of education as a hopeful site for exploring how entrenched social inequalities have materialised, and for generating policy responses to complex issues for which individualised reforms are insufficient. Sam was reviews editor and then chief editor of Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Journal (2015-17 and 2018-20), and is co-convenor of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Sociology of Education Special Interest Group. She is Associate Member of the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion (CRESI), and is senior lecturer in the School of Education, University of Adelaide.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Stahl, G., Baak, M., Schulz, S., Adams, B., & Peterson, A. (2021). Preventing violent extremism: Resourcing, stakeholder strategies and fostering belonging and connection in Australian schools. British Educational Research Journal.
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    2021 Whitehead, K., MacGill, B., & Schulz, S. (2021). Honouring Nancy Barnes, nee Brumbie (1927–2012), South Australia’s first qualified Aboriginal Kindergarten Director. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 183693912199799.
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    2020 Baak, M., Stahl, G., Schulz, S., & Adams, B. (2020). ‘We have to be really careful’: policy intermediaries preventing violent extremism in an era of risk. Journal of Education Policy, 1-21.
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    2020 Schulz, S., & Agnew, D. (2020). Moving toward decoloniality in short-term study abroad under New Colombo: constructing global citizenship. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 41(8), 1164-1179.
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    2020 Agnew, D., Abery, E., Schulz, S., & Pill, S. (2020). When things go wrong: the implications for facilitators of work integrated learning placements in international destinations. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 11(3), 697-709.
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    2020 Brabazon, T., & Schulz, S. (2020). Braving the bull: women, mentoring and leadership in higher education. Gender and Education, 32(7), 873-890.
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    2019 Schulz, S., & Rogers, B. (2019). The Toxic University: zombie leadership, academic rock stars and neoliberal ideology. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 28(3-4), 367-369.
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    2017 Fane, J., & Schulz, S. (2017). Working against “pedagogic work”: Challenges to engaging pre-service teachers in critical health education. Health Education, 117(5), 511-528.
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    2017 Schulz, S. (2017). Desire for the desert: racialising white teachers’ motives for working in remote schools in the Australian desert. Race Ethnicity and Education, 20(2), 209-224.
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    2016 Fane, J., & Schulz, S. (2016). Re'-Learning health: Challenges in teaching health literacy and implications for the new national Australian HPE curriculum. Education and Health, 34(1), 10-14.
    2015 Schulz, S., & Fane, J. (2015). A healthy dose of race? White students' and teachers' unintentional brushes with whiteness. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(11), 137-154.
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    2014 Miller, A., & Schulz, S. (2014). University literacy: A multi-literacies model. English in Australia, 49(3), 78-87.
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    2011 Schulz, S. (2011). White teachers and the 'good' governance of indigenous souls: White governmentality and ernabella mission (1937-1971). Race Ethnicity and Education, 14(2), 209-232.
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    2007 Schulz, S. (2007). Inside the contract zone: White teachers in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. International Education Journal, 8(2), 270-283.
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    2005 Schulz, S. (2005). The gifted: Identity construction through the practice of gifted education. International Education Journal, 5(5), 117-128.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2014 Unsettling Whiteness (2014). . BRILL.
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    The Relationality of Race in Education Research (n.d.). . Routledge.
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    Re-imagining Education for Democracy (n.d.). . Routledge.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Schulz, S. (2019). “You’ve Got the Skin”: Entrepreneurial Universities, Study Abroad, and the Construction of Global Citizenship. In The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education (pp. 1-15). Springer International Publishing.
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    2016 Schulz, S., & Hay, I. (2016). Taking up Caletrio's challenge: Silence and the construction of wealth eliteness in Jamie Johnson's documentary film Born Rich. In Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich (pp. 155-177). Edward Elgar Publishing.
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  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83139309
  • Email: samantha.schulz@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 8
  • Room: 8 23
  • Org Unit: Faculty of Arts

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