Presented by Dr Sana Nakata, (University of Melbourne)

Philosopher Jill Stauffer writes that ‘ethical loneliness is the experience of being abandoned by humanity compounded by the experience of not being heard’ in an effort to explore pathways beyond an unforgivable past. This paper considers the possibilities this concept holds for developing a critical account Indigenous Australian childhood.  The key questions to be asked are: Can the abandoned be represented? Can the silent be heard? Is there a pathway beyond the unforgivable past (and present) of Australia?

Biography

Dr Sana Nakata is a Torres Strait Islander who lives and work on Naarm, as Co-Director of the Indigenous-Settler Relations Collaboration and Lecturer in Political Science at The University of Melbourne.

About School Research Seminar Series

This series brings together the School’s research community and domestic as well as international leaders in the field of politics and international affairs. Across each semester, the series showcases a diverse and exciting range of topics. We welcome anyone who might be interested in attending.

All events held from 1-2.30pm in GPNorth (39a), room 537, except on 10 September, when it is 6-8pm at the Australian Institute of International Affairs, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane. First two seminars co-hosted by the Visual Politics Research Program. Fourth seminar co-hosted by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Political Science Association.

For further inquiries contact Prof Roland Bleiker (bleiker@uq.edu.au). Photo credit: Peter Walters.

Please note that most of past research seminars are recorded and are available online. 

Venue

39A, St Lucia campus
Room: 
537