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Dr Elfie Shiosaki is a Lecturer in Indigenous Rights, Policy and Governance at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia (UWA).  She held a position as an Indigenous Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) at Curtin University from 2015 to 2018. She is currently a Chief Investigator of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project which identifies the hundreds of letters written by Noongar people in the archive in Western Australia over 100 years between 1860 and 1960. Dr Shiosaki completed a PhD (Political Science and International Relations) on nation-building in post-conflict societies in 2015.

Education/Academic qualification

International Relations and Political Science, PhD, The University of Western Australia

External positions

Editor of Indigenous Writing, Westerly

Board member, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company


  • Indigenous human rights
  • Indigenous history

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regionalism Earth & Environmental Sciences
state building Earth & Environmental Sciences
state formation Social Sciences
testimony Social Sciences
Indonesia Social Sciences
peacekeeping Earth & Environmental Sciences
government policy Social Sciences
UNO Social Sciences

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Research Output 2016 2018

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Editorial

A case for reimagining Australia: Dialogic registers of the Other, truth-telling and a will to justice

Shiosaki, E., Chan, D., Farquhar, M., Garbutt, R., Kerr, T., Offord, B. & Woldeyes, Y., 2018, In : Coolabah. 24&25, p. 199-212

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Hand on Heart: Humanity and human rights in Noongar letter writing

Shiosaki, E., 2018, Overland, 233.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Sovereignty, Self-determination and Speaking our Freedoms: an interview with Julie Dowling

Dowling, J. & Shiosaki, E., 2018, In : Westerly. 63, 2, p. 26-34

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

“They were afraid to speak”: Testimonies of Aboriginal women at the 1934 Moseley Royal Commission

Shiosaki, E., 2018, In : Coolabah. 24&25, p. 159-167

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
government policy

Captives of archives?: Review of Skin Deep: Settler impressions of Aboriginal women

Shiosaki, E., 2017, In : Studies in WA History. 32, p. 176-178

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Projects 2019 2019

Ancestors' words: Noongar writing in WA government archives (1860-1960s)

Shiosaki, E., Haebich, A., Shellam, T. & Kraly, E.


Project: Research

Activities 2016 2017

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Coolabah (Journal)

Elfie Shiosaki (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Elfie Shiosaki (Visiting researcher)

Activity: External visitsVisiting an external academic institution