Dr Samuel Curkpatrick’s research interests span issues of music, culture and theology, with specific focus given to Indigenous Australian song and philosophical issues of language and identity.
Sam is currently a Research Associate at the Indigenous Knowledge Institute, University of Melbourne, and leading a University of Divinity research project on Yolngu and Warlpiri epistemology.
Sam completed a doctorate in ethnomusicology at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (ANU, Canberra) as well as postgraduate research on Terry Eagleton’s critical method and irony within Christian faith.
Sam has been a grantee of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and an inaugural fellow of the Commonwealth Intercultural Arts Network, Faculty of Education, Cambridge University.
He was Partnerships Coordinator Vic Tas for Australian Churches of Christ Global Mission Partners from 2017-21.