BMus (Hons), GradDipTheol, PhD
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 completed a doctorate in ethnomusicology at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (ANU, Canberra) and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University.
Sam is currently undertaking research on Terry Eagleton’s critical method and irony within Christian faith. He teaches the theology unit ‘Culture and Country: Engaging faith in contemporary Australian society’ at Stirling Theological College and is the inaugural curator of the Hindmarsh Research Centre, which gives focus to Churches of Christ memory, identity, mission and ministry.
He has been a grantee of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and co-founding fellow of the Commonwealth Intercultural Arts Network, Faculty of Education, Cambridge University.