Larissa is a Distinguished Professor, Chair of Indigenous Research and the Director of Research and Academic Programs at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology Sydney. She has a LLB and B.Juris from UNSW and a LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School. Larissa has a legal background with a strong track record in the areas of Indigenous law, policy, creative arts, education and research. She has held numerous judicial positions and sat on various community and arts organisation boards. Larissa is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. She chaired the national review of Indigenous Higher Education, was the inaugural chair of National Indigenous Television and was the Chair of the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Larissa is an award-winning author and filmmaker. She was the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year. Larissa is the host of Speaking Out on ABC Radio.
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