Dr Colette Murray
Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award
Institution: TU Dublin
Dr Colette Murray has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in both national and international contexts. She has advocated for a comprehensive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion approach in ECEC policy, training and practice, introducing the Anti-bias approach to the Irish ECEC sector. She founded the Irish Equality and Diversity Early Childhood National Network (EDeNn). She is a board member of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and is a steering committee member of the international Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education (RECE) network. Colette currently lectures on the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) ECEC degree programme. She has written and published primarily on social justice, equality, diversity and Traveller issues. As a Fulbright scholar, Colette will visit the Arizona State University where she will be working in the Center for Indian Education (CIE). Colette will be mapping how Irish Traveller and Indigenous children (Southwest USA) are positioned and experience ECEC systems through a Tribal Critical Race Theory lens developed by Professor Bryan Brayboy, director of the CIE.