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Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre

The Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre (ITRC) proudly partners with Indigenous, migrant, refugee and culturally diverse communities to deliver impactful research nationally and internationally. We seek to improve the lives and wellbeing of First Nations and culturally diverse peoples in Australia and around the globe.

Respect. Partnership. Social justice.

Our community of like-minded, transdisciplinary researchers are passionate about diversity and committed to social justice, equity and inclusion.

Our expanding footprint into new communities brings opportunities for genuine and close partnerships with Indigenous and transcultural communities and engagement in co-research and community capacity exchange.

Research themes

Our valued members, collaborators and students are committed to social justice, equity and diversity. We are working hard at building genuine and close partnerships with Indigenous and transcultural communities through co-research and community capacity exchange.

Our research is embodied within these three major themes:

Building knowledge systems

To engage with and support the retrieval, retention, extension and further creation of First Nations, migrant, refugee, culturally diverse and international knowledge systems.

Creative cultural practices

To revive, document and extend the languages, educational and social and creative cultural practices through transdisciplinary explorations of poetry, art, music, dance, and other creative forms

Community capacity exchange

To exchange knowledge and to enhance communities’ aspirations, research and practical skills and capacities

People

Membership

ITRC values respect, partnership and social justice and we strive to promote and support impactful research that supports our vision. To join us and become a member, complete a membership application form.

Research students

ITRC provides exciting and rewarding research opportunities for Higher Degree by Research students, early and mid-career researchers, research fellows and our collaborating partners. Find out about our students, current research topics and opportunities to study with us.

Contact us

For general enquiries, please email itrc@usc.edu.au

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the ITRC membership application form.