Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney, BEd, MEd, PhD (Flinders), MACE, Professor of Education, University of South Australia, Centre for Research in Education, Education Futures Academic Unit.

One of Australia’s most internationally respected Aboriginal educationalists, Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney is Professor of Education in the Pedagogies for Justice Group in the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion, Education Futures, University of South Australia. He is member of the Scientific Committee, Foundation Reggio Children Centro Loris Malaguzzi Italy and was Distinguished Fellow at Kings College, London, Menzies Australia Institute.

He is a citizen of the Narungga, Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Sovereign Nation peoples of South Australia. He is a recognized expert on Aboriginal and minority Education of the Pacific. His research focuses on Aboriginal children’s rights and education, Indigenist epistemologies, teachers’ work, Aboriginal education, Indigenous Intellectual Sovereignty, Treaty and school reform. He has been involved in national research and Australian Research Council funded projects on teachers’ learning; Indigenist Epistemologies and School; Aboriginal Higher Education; and Towards an Australian culturally responsive