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Martin Nakata Martin Nakata i(A80808 works by) (a.k.a. N. Martin Nakata)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Torres Strait Islander
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BiographyHistory

Academic Martin Nakata received a PhD from James Cook University in 1998 and worked in education with particular focus on Indigenous education. He was Director of the Aboriginal Research Institute at the University of South Australia and Director of Indigenous Academic Programs at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney. He has been the Director of Nura Gili, Indigenous Higher Education Centre at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Martin wrote of himself as an Islander and a descendant of the first peoples to come to Australia in his essay Better published in Blacklines : Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians (Melbourne University Press, 2003). His recent book Disciplining the Savages: Savaging the Disciplines (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007) provides an insight into his personal struggle to break free from imposed definitions, and reminds us that such intellectural journeys are highly personal and political.

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Personal Awards

2020 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to tertiary education, and to learning outcomes for Indigenous students.
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