Sana Nakata is Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the Indigenous Education and Research Centre, James Cook University. She is trained in the law and political theory of the Western tradition, and her research focuses upon the politics of childhood, Indigenous policy and governance. She has held multiple Australian Research Council grants, written and edited books including Childhood Citizenship, Governance and Policy (Routledge, 2015) and published in leading international and Australian journals, including PoliticsContemporary Political Theory, and Australian Journal of Political Science.

  • Politics of Childhood; Indigenous Law and Governance; Public Policy; Political Theory; Democratic Theory
  • 2020 to 2022 - Associate Dean, Indigenous, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne
  • 2012 to 2022 - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Political Science, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne

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  • Academic buoyancy for Indigenous students: building academic buoyant capacities at the locale of the learner (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)

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