Jakelin Troy

Jakelin Troy is a Ngarigu woman from the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, and Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at The University of Sydney.  Professor Troy’s research and academic interests focus on languages, particularly endangered Aboriginal and ‘contact languages’, language education, linguistics, anthropology and visual arts.  She has extensive experience developing curriculum for Australian schools, focusing on Australian language programs.  She studied in Mexico and Japan, developing her interest those countries’ art, culture and languages.  Professor Troy is Editor in Chief of ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations’ and First Peoples’ Cultures.