Larissa Behrendt, University of Technology, Sydney
director of research and academic programs at Jumbunna Inst for Indigenous Education & Research
Larissa Behrendt is a professor of law and director of research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. This Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman is also a barrister, a member of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, a founding member of the Australian Academy of Law, a board member of Tranby Aboriginal College, and chair of the humanities and creative arts panel of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. Behrendt has authored several books on Indigenous legal issues. She won the 2002 David Uniapon Award and a 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize for her novel Home. Her latest novel, Legacy, is due for release in October this year. Behrendt is also an avid supporter of the arts, serving as a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art and a director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre. She was made a 2020 officer of the Order of Australia for her contribution to the law, Indigenous education, and the arts.