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  • Along with BOb researcher Rebecca Powell, Leanne Weber has conducted a series of focus groups exploring the concept of belonging at Youthlinks, 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 that highlights ... 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
  • We were lucky enough to host international research intern, Mr Rouven Link from the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany during the first half of this year. Rouven has written a reflection on his internship experience below. If you are interested in an internship opportunity at the Border Crossing Observatory, visit our internships page for more information. From February to ... Read more
  • The Border Observatory’s  Dr Marie Segrave was selected to take part in the recent Australian Academy of Sciences Theo Murphy Think Tank: An interdisciplinary approach to living in a risky world hosted by the Academy of Sciences, Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank, July 20-22, Canberra. Across two days high achieving early- and mid-career researchers were ... Read more
  • Findings from the Samoa case study that formed part of the Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific project featured recently in a program on the benefits and drawbacks of remittances that was broadcast on Radio National’s ‘The Money’. The program, presented by host Richard Aedy and producer Fiona Pepper, gave an overview of the extent, purpose ... Read more

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