Dr. Rachel Joy is a visual artist and intellectual who is working at the confluence of art, law, ethics, history, critical race studies, and politics. She views her teaching and research as a process of relational change-making and is fascinated by the possibilities that different streams of thinking offer towards new ways of considering critical questions. She received her doctorate from the University of Melbourne and currently lectures in Criminology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Melbourne, Australia.
Although she has many projects in process, Rachel is especially interested in how differing spatio-temporal concepts impact access to and experiences of Western juridical notions of justice.
Critical race theory, racialized policing, Indigenous peoples & the CJS, visual culture & the law, state violence, surveillance technologies, architectures of control, gendered violence.
Joy, Rachel, ‘Very Becoming: Transforming Our Settler Selves in Occupied Australia’ ed’s C Santos, T Crowe Morey & A Spahr To Turn to Testimony: Engaging Common Ground. Brill: Lieden. 2019.
Joy, Rachel, ‘Occupier Ontology: A non-Indigenous philosophy of origins realised through the truth procedure of visual art.’ Coolabah Special Issue: 24 &25, 2018. Reimagining Australia.
Joy, Rachel. ‘Unsettling Occupied Australia’ London Journal of Critical Thought, Vol.1. No 2, 2017.
Joy, Rachel. ‘Tau Blau Blue Dew’, in Barbara Beisinghoff: Das Gesetz des Sterns und die Formel der Blume. Birgit Kummel und Udo Reuter. Museum Bad Arolsen 2014.
- Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association
- Institute of Post-Colonial Studies
- Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (Equity & Diversity Officer)