Dr Nia Emmanouil is a lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges. She undertakes research at the intersections of community engagement, policy, law and living systems, to support the development of complex and relational understandings of these systems and our (human) place within them. She is passionate about identifying and exploring big philosophical questions that underpin people-place relationships and participatory governance approaches. Her research with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in northern Australia and Victoria is guided by social and ecological justice objectives. She has lectures in the areas of Indigenous Knowledges, eco-philosophy and politics of place.