Jayani Nadarajalingam is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law. From January 2019 to December 2021, she was a lecturer with the University of Melbourne's School of Government. She researches in political philosophy, social theory and constitutional theory. Her specific areas of interest include institutional leadership, questions of methodology in political philosophy and the role played by constitutions in contexts where the state has a weak presence. She is part of a small interdisciplinary research team that received Seed Funding from the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness's Statelessness Hallmark Research Initiative. The funded research topic is "Citizenship in hybrid societies and its relevance for Australian Law". She has taught a wide range of subjects, ranging from compulsory law units (both undergraduate and JD) and undergraduate units in political philosophy and public policy.