Wiradjuri woman Jessa Rogers is a 2017 Fulbright scholar based at Harvard as a fellow from her role as Assistant Professor in Education at the University of Canberra. Jessa is a Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, working with the Peabody Museum and based at HUNAP for the length of her fellowship. Within her Aboriginal research, Jessa is furthering the development of Photoyarn, an arts-based Indigenous research method she is has been developing with Aboriginal and Māori girls attending boarding schools in Australia and New Zealand. Jessa will spend time researching with Kanaka Māoli girls attending Kamehameha Schools in Hawai'i, looking at their boarding experiences during her Harvard Fellowship.
Jessa will be based at HUNAP until mid-January 2018, when she returns to Australia to have her PhD conferred at the Australian National University.