James was a third year student at the University of Sydney when he interned at CHETRE. James interned at CHETRE for 9 weeks (Jun-Aug 2019), during which he primarily involved in work relating to HIA, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, and social determinants of health. By interning at CHETRE, James wanted to gain specific insight into how academia and government intersect to generate specific community outcomes. Having grown up in South West Sydney, James particularly valued the opportunity, provided at CHETRE, to work with local councils.
James’ academic interests include critical race and whiteness theory, the phenomenology of race, and the immigrant experience. In his spare time, James enjoys reading political analysis and thinking about present moments as convergences of historically specific cultural and material forces. James plans to undertake Honours next year before pursuing postgraduate study abroad.