Dr. Catherine Koerner is a published author with book and articles in critical race and whiteness studies on white people's lack of historical knowledge and white Australian Identities. She has worked at Flinders University of South Australia, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (N.T.), was a Research Fellow with Charles Darwin University (N.T.) and now is Lecturer, Community and Human Services, Federation University of Australia, Berwick, Victoria. She has also lived in Indonesia, Nepal and India where she trained in Buddhist meditation and worked with minority religious groups. She has also worked in community organizations in youth homelessness and to end sexual violence against women and children.