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Researcher biography

Elizabeth Strakosch is a lecturer in public policy and governance, and her research focuses on the intersection of policy and political relationships. She completed her PhD in political science at the University of Queensland in 2011, and worked as a research fellow on a multi-site study of performance measurement in Australian social policy. In 2013, she took up an early career fellowship at the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, and in 2014 joined the School of Political Science and International Studies at UQ.

Her research explores the ways that new public policies and administration techniques transform our social relationships and political identities. She is particularly focused on the connections between social policy and political community in liberal and settler colonial contexts. Her recent work explores contemporary Australian Indigenous policy as influenced by neoliberalism, New Public Management, exceptionalism and preventative risk management.