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Research Agenda


  • The graduates are passing milestones and crossing borders! Julie Ham has completed her mid-candidature review and has published a book review, a co-authored article with BOb researcher Dr Alison Gerard, and is awaiting the release of a co-edited book on October 8. Her recent publications include: Ham, J., & Gerard, A. (2013). ‘Strategic in/visibility: Does agency make ... Read more
  • Congratulations to Dr Leanne Weber and Professor Jacqui True, each a winner of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship! BOb co-Director Dr Leanne Weber’s Future Fellowship research project, entitled ‘Globalisation and the policing of internal borders’, comes after the success of winning the 2013 Christine M. Alder prize for her book, Globalisation and Borders, co-written with ... Read more
  • The 4th biannual Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS) held in Melbourne this month featured a number of Border Crossing Observatory researchers and students, highlighting the diverse work that BOb researchers do on border, migrant, refugee and security issues. Prof Jacqui True presented alongside co-author Sara Davies, on ‘preventing conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence with early ... Read more
  • Focusing on the Indonesian perspective, a study examines the extradition (or lack thereof) of people smugglers between Australia and Indonesia. An extradition treaty was signed between Australia and Jakarta in 1992, but since that time there have been multiple complications with this process. Having spent fourteen months in Indonesia, BOb’s Dr. Antje Missbach looks at these ... Read more
  • Photo: BOb’s Dr Leanne Weber presents on deportation practices across the Global North at the BSC conference in Liverpool. Making a big splash at the British Society of Criminology Conference last week, BOb’s network was out in full force informing people about the importance of border research. Hosted by the University of Liverpool, this interesting conference drew ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology PhD student Sara Maher is proud to launch the Anyikool Project, a collection of migrant stories from South Sudanese women elders living in Melbourne. The Project was launched at the African Australian Community Centre in Footscray. The Victoria State Library will hold the extraordinary life stories of these South Sudanese Australian women to their oral history ... Read more

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