Season 1, Episode 3: Associate Professor Sandy O’Sullivan



My guest for Blacademia, Season 1, Episode 3 is the wonderful Wiradjuri sib and ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SANDY O’SULLIVAN

In this episode we yarn about:

  • Their journey from being someone who left high school at age thirteen…and is now being a PhD holding, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of a School in a university!

  • Imposter syndrome

    (never heard this term before? Hint: Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success)

  • Family

  • The power of museums that work

  • Alternate pathways to, and through, university


Associate Professor Sandy O’Sullivan is Deputy Head of the School of Creative Industries at the University of the Sunshine Coast. For 27 years they have taught and researched across gender and sexuality, the body, performance, and design in relation to First Nations’ identity.  Sandy holds a practice-focused PhD across these intersecting areas.

  • You can follow Sandy on Twitter Here
  • And read about their ARC fellowship here


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