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  • In 2018 the Monash Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI) Focus Program is offering two Honours Bursaries (value $3,000) to support students to undertake research that aligns with our research agenda. PMSI aims to provide understandings of the social, economic and physical impact of population growth in Australia with a specific focus on short and long ... Read more
  • The South Sudanese are the largest group of forced migrants to have settled in Australia in the 21st century.  The majority of this 30,000 strong, multi-ethnic community live in Melbourne and have an average residency of around 12 years. After working in the refugee settlement sector in Melbourne for many years, Sara Maher undertook a ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Marie Segrave launched her report Temporary migration and family violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support on Thursday 12 October, at Monash Law Chambers. The research was conducted in partnership with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, and is the first major study examining the intersection of temporary migration status and family violence. The ... Read more
  • BOb’s Marie Segrave and Nancy Wonders (Northern Arizona University) led a workshop at the Monash Center, Prato to develop a forthcoming Special Issue of Theoretical Criminology journal with a focus on transforming the border from below. Borders academics from around the world in the fields of criminology, sociology, politics and law who were invited to contribute ... Read more
  • Under the leadership of Associate Professor Marie Segrave, The Border Crossing Observatory, in partnership with Border Criminologies (Oxford Centre for Criminology) hosted a three day Masterclass for HDR border researchers from universities around the world at the Monash Prato Centre from September 25-27. The focus of the Masterclass was to develop a piece for publication, ... Read more
  • A new report on the smuggling activities of minors at the US- Mexico border has been drafted by BOb’s Gabriella Sanchez, from her position with the University of Texas, El Paso and in partnership with the Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción, A.C. (DIHA) NGO. The report titled ‘Neither “criminals” nor “illegals”: Children and Adolescents in ... Read more
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