Helena Kajlich is a Research Officer in the ATSIS Unit.

She completed her BA(Hons)/LLB at the University of Queensland and completed her MA in political science at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her thesis critically explored the British Columbia Treaty process.

She returned to Brisbane to practice native title law and then undertook further graduate research work at the University of Tasmania. Her research interests include international comparative Indigenous politics and law, critical legal theory and feminist theory.

She is currently working as a Research Officer on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on the costs and benefits of World Heritage for Indigenous peoples in Australia. She has recently additionally commenced research work on an OLT project examining theory and praxis of teaching race and anti-racism in higher education.