Catherine Hamm is an early career researcher in the College of Education at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Her doctoral study investigated the connections between teacher identity and curriculum practices in early childhood. Catherine has a strong commitment to social justice and is interested in exploring the ways in which localized, specific Aboriginal knowledges can inform reconciliation pedagogies in early childhood education. Catherine’s current work involves investigating children’s relations with place, exploring the ways in which children might engage with the plants and animals that constitute the local places that children inhabit in postcolonial Australia.