Nelson, R., & Phillips, D. (2019). Borderlands: an Australian Duo-Ethnography of First Nations and Western Psychology. Human Arenas 2, 341–355.

The purpose of this work is to articulate, for other Western psychologists, learnings about the ways in which hegemonic Western psychology is a colonising practice, and how cultural humility can enable a space in which First Nations knowledge is given preference. Using duo-ethnography as a method of dialogical qualitative inquiry, we explore the cultural interface of First Nations knowledge and Western psychology in Australia. The story of a First Nations educator and activist, from the Bundjalung nation, explores borders in culture, geography and language. The story of a white psychologist examines colonisation and genocide in Australia, and the emergence of Western psychology from systems that subjugate First Nations Peoples. Using border theory, we create a dialogical space between these stories, forming a borderland that facilitates the development of cultural humility for the white psychologist.