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Vijetta Bachraz

Research Fellow, Children’s Policy Centre


Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

First Class Honours

Macquarie University, Sydney

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My background in early childhood education has greatly influenced how I approach research with children, which primarily ascribe to qualitative methodologies. Broadly, my research interests are located in the sociology of childhood and children’s geographies. My previous research questioned constructions of normativity in the analysis of sibling relationships when one child in the family has Autism Spectrum Disorder. My current PhD thesis is concerned with how every day practices imbricated in institutionalised contexts racialize children’s bodies and reflect the broader race and power relations produced by colonisation which configure access to educational opportunities and shape the life trajectories of children in Mauritius.


Bachraz, V., & Grace, R. (2009). Creating a Different Kind of Normal: Parent and Child Perspectives on Sibling Relationships When One Child in the Family Has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 10(4), 317–330.

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Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
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Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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