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Makiko Nishitani

Makiko Nishitani is a lecturer in anthropology at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has worked with Professor Helen Lee on the ARC Linkage Project ‘Pacific Islanders in Regional Victoria: Settlers, Visitors, and Overstayers’ (2015-2019), and spent more than nine months in Mildura, Robinvale and surrounding areas conducting field work. She is actively engaged with wider society beyond academia having participated in a public hearing of the Australian parliament and a UN consultation on business and human rights in order to help make the voices of Pacific peoples who engage in farm work in Australia heard.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Anthropology, La Trobe University


  • 2014 
    La Trobe University, PhD