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  • There is an opportunity for PhD and MA students (who are currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in the new year) to apply to a part-funded Masterclass in Prato in 2017. The Masterclass will bring together leading scholars in this area in a mentorship role, to lead and facilitate discussions on critical issues, to ... Read more
  • Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in the UK, has published a perceptive review of Rethinking Border Control for a Globalizing World in the IRR’s Race and Class Journal. Edited by BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne Weber, the collection contains contributions from international scholars in the fields of law, criminology, politics, sociology ... Read more
  • Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, from Monash and InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence Dr Marie Segrave, of the Border Crossing Observatory has led a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee regarding the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016. The submission can be found here and here. The ... Read more
  • Along with BOb researcher Rebecca Powell, Leanne Weber has conducted a series of focus groups exploring the concept of belonging at South East Community Links, a welcome drop-in centre for young people in Noble Park, Melbourne. This work is part of Leanne’s  ARC Future Fellowship research project Globalisation and the Policing of Internal Borders. Inspired by scholarship ... Read more
  • BOb criminologists have made significant contributions to a groundbreaking publication linking criminology and human rights. Co-edited by our co-Director, Leanne Weber (with Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo) and featuring an original contribution from BOb’s Marie Segrave, Sharon Pickering and Sanja Milivojevic, the Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights brings together a diverse body of work from around the ... Read more
  • Our Director, Professor Sharon Pickering, was honoured on Tuesday night to present the annual Fay Gale Lecture, hosted by the Academy of Social Sciences Australia (ASSA) in conjunction with Monash University at the State Library of Victoria. Introduced by ASSA Fellow Professor Kathleen Daly from Griffith University, Sharon presented her lecture on gender and border deaths ... Read more

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