Congratulations on Doctorate r e a Saunders

5 September 2019

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit would like to congratulate  r e a Saunders on her Doctorate from the University of New South Wales, 27th August 2019.
Dr r e a* is a descendant from the Gamilaraay/Wailwan people from the Central West NSW; and Biripi people form the mid-North Coast of NSW.
She has received numerous scholarships and grants throughout her creative and academic career, these include: a Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, a New Media Arts Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts; and a Fulbright Scholarship and she has completed a B.F.A from the University of NSW, School of Art and Design; a M.A. in Visual Arts from Australian National University; and a M.Sc., in Digital Imaging and Design, from New York University.
Dr r e a has recently completed a Doctorate in Visual Anthropology, UNSW Art & Design. Her ongoing research focuses on creating new Indigenous perspectives, which disrupt the colonial narrative and prioritises Indigenous voices.
Dr r e a’s involved in an ongoing collaborative research projects with: Concordia University, SSHRC Sensory Entanglements is exploring: New Cross Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Directions in the Creation and Evaluation of Multi-Sensorial Experience: an innovative research-creation program, which designs and evaluates artistic objects and installations that engages with all of the human senses from an inter-cultural perspective; and A UNSW ARC Discovery Project Cultural Sensorium: An Ethnography of the Senses.
Academic Director/Director of the ATSIS Unit Professor Tracey Bunda said “I am so pleased to have Dr r e a at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit at the University of Queensland as a lecturer. “Her contribution to the Unit, University and students will be very valuable.”
*[r e a, is the artist professional name, which is written in all lowercase with a space between each letter.]

Kim Morris (sister),  r e a and Brenda Leslie (mum).