Dr Anita Prest

The UQ School of Music is proud to host a guest lecture by visiting academic Dr Anita Prest on Thursday 23 February. Dr Prest will present her research, particularly as it pertains to decolonising the curriculum. Her presentation will conclude with provocations for researchers and teachers across the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts areas.

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Lecture: 12-1pm
Reception: 1-2pm 

Dr Prest is of Italian descent and was born and raised in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke). She is Associate Professor of Music Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada). She is grateful to live and work on the beautiful, traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples. Guided by a Steering Committee and alongside multi-First Nation, Métis, and non-Indigenous partners, she engages in community-based participatory research with eight partner organizations to examine the embedding of local Indigenous knowledge, pedagogies, and worldviews in British Columbia’s public school music classes. This ongoing research has been supported by three Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants. She was recently awarded a University of Victoria Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Research. Anita teaches undergraduate music education courses to both secondary music specialist and elementary generalist teacher candidates, plus graduate research methodology courses. She is co-founder of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Decolonizing and Indigenizing Music Education special interest group that works to highlight the work of Indigenous scholars in music education. Anita is a member of the MayDay Steering Committee, and a commissioner for the ISME Commission on Policy: Culture, Education, and Media. She has presented papers in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Prior to her appointment at the University of Victoria, she taught K-12 music for 20 years in rural and metropolitan settings.



About Research Seminar series

Research seminars are presented by current staff, higher degree by research candidates and visiting academics. 

The seminar series showcases the work of our higher degree by research candidates and provides valuable professional development opportunities for undergraduate and coursework students who are interested in research. Visiting scholars are regularly invited to address staff and students, and the seminars are open to the public. 


Livestream: bit.ly/UQresearchseminar23Feb
Nickson Room (51-434)