• The University of Western Australia (M303), 35 Stirling Highway, Bilya Marlee Room 203

    6009 Perth


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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.  Her research and teaching explores: histories of advocacy by Indigenous people for human rights; Indigenous understandings of rights; and the significance of Indigenous storytelling for rights discourses.  Dr Shiosaki completed a PhD (Political Science and International Relations) on nation-building in post-conflict societies in 2015.

Current projects

The Indigenous Governance of Development-Self-determination and Success, funded by the Australian Institute for Indigenous Governance (2021-2022)

Education/Academic qualification

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

External positions

Board member, UWA Publishing

2021 → …

Vice Chairperson, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

2020 → …

Editor of Indigenous Writing, Westerly


Research expertise keywords

  • Indigenous human rights
  • Indigenous history


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