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  • Researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory collaborated with Monash School of Social Sciences colleagues from the Monash Population, Immigration, Social Inclusion Focus Program, Monash Centre for Social and Population Research (CSPR), Monash Gender and Family Violence Program, and the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Research Centre in preparing a submission to the Joint Standing Committee ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber headed to Arizona in early November for a short study tour as part of her Future Fellowship project on Globalisation and the Policing of Internal Borders. Arizona has often been described as the ‘ground zero’ of US border control because of its proximity to the US-Mexico border and its harsh approach to ... Read more
  • 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

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