National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Prof. Mary Kalantzis
Dean, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne

Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Research Director of the Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, and formerly Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at James Cook University of North Queensland. From 1994 to 1997, she was Chair of the Queensland Ethnic Affairs Ministerial Advisory Committee, whose role was to advise the Premier of Queensland on matters relating to multiculturalism; a part-time Commissioner of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission from 1995 to 1997; and a Board Member of the Australia Council's Community Cultural Development Board from 1988 to 1993. Her publications include co-authorship of Mistaken Identity: Multiculturalism and the Demise of Nationalism in Australia with Castles, Cope and Morrissey, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1988/1990/1992; Minority Languages and Dominant Culture with Cope and Slade, Falmer Press, London, 1989; Cultures of Schooling: Pedagogies for Cultural Difference and Social Access, with Cope, Noble and Poynting, Falmer Press, London, 1990; and Productive Diversity, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1997.

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

Plenary Speakers