2012 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal Awarded to Criminology Graduate

 

Dr Alison Gerard (left) with Monash co-authors Assoc Prof JaneMaree Maher (centre) and Professor Sharon Pickering
Dr Alison Gerard (left) with Monash co-authors Assoc Prof JaneMaree Maher (centre) and Professor Sharon Pickering

Dr Alison Gerard (now Head of Justice Studies at Charles Sturt University), PhD graduate from Criminology in the School of Political & Social Inquiry (PSI), has been awarded a 2012 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for the excellent research presented in her thesis, The Securitisation of Migration and Refugee Women. Dr Gerard’s thesis was praised by its examiners as it “evidences an unusual depth and breadth of substantive knowledge” and that “Gerard has proven herself to be a deft researcher, able to synthesise diverse disciplinary approaches to guide her project and presenting a detailed and nuanced view into the lives of Somali refugee women on their journey to Malta and during the protection-seeking process in Malta”. The project was supervised by Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch and Leanne Weber.

Alison has also recently published  Sex work: Labour, mobility and sexual services (Routledge, London 2013) with JaneMaree Maher and Sharon Pickering

 
This wonderful achievement follows the award of the 2011 Medal to another PSI student Dr Karolyne Quinn (Women’s Studies 2011) supervised by JaneMaree Maher and Suzanne Fraser.