Yirga is a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University. Yirga taught law and worked with grassroots organisations in Ethiopia before completing his Doctorate in Australia.
Yirga’s research focuses on the critical study of development, education and law, and the importance of lived experience and epistemic diversity for decolonial and sustainable futures. His teaching practice is informed by the importance of indigenous knowledges, diverse epistemologies, cultures and critical theories. He also researches African experiences and Ethiopian traditions, and writes creatively on belonging and diasporic lives.