Sana Nakata has been a Lecturer in Political Science at The University of Melbourne since graduating with her PhD in 2012. She also holds Arts and Law degrees from the university. As a student, she worked at Victoria Legal Aid, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria) and the United States House of Representatives. Her first book,Childhood citizenship, Governance and Policy: the politics of becoming adult based on her PhD research was published with Routledge in early 2015. Her current research explores representations of childhood in Australian political controversies since 2001.