Higher Degree Research Students

  • Tasia Power is working on her PhD through Charles Sturt University, researching how Australia’s policies on the securitization of migration impact on the delivery of humanitarian aid in the Asia Pacific region.   The research will examine a reshaping of humanitarianism, moving away from traditional forms of governance towards an integrated system that combines security policies ... Read more
  • Jelmer Brouwer has master degrees in both Criminology and Human Rights and is currently a PhD-candidate at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology at Leiden University. He has been a visitor at Border Criminologies at Oxford University (April – June 2016) and at the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University (November 2016 – April ... Read more
  • Shih Joo completed her undergraduate studies at Melbourne University in 2015 and joined Monash as a Master of Arts student in 2016. Her research looks at the role of anti-trafficking measures in contributing to the welfare and empowerment of foreign domestic workers in Singapore and Hong Kong. The research aims to examine how foreign domestic workers understand and ... Read more
  • Aslihan Tezel is a PhD candidate from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey and a visiting research fellow at Monash University, whose research explores Syrian refugee crisis and education policy making for Syrian refugees, specifically in Turkey, with a focus on the role of civil society organizations.  Prior to her current studies, Aslihan worked briefly ... Read more
  • While working in the refugee settlement sector in Melbourne, Australia Sara developed a strong connection to the South Sudanese diaspora. After visiting Sudan in 2010 and 2011 she organised an oral history project that recorded the life histories of women elders in that community. Their stories of war and survival led her to undertake a ... Read more
  • Patrick van Berlo LL.M MSc holds a bachelor in International and European Law from Tilburg University (2011, cum laude and with honours), an LL.M degree from Cambridge University (2012, First Class degree) and an MSc degree from Leiden University (2014, cum laude). He has also been an exchange student at the Faculty of Law of ... Read more
  • Brandy Cochrane is a PhD candidate with BOb at Monash University. Before receiving a scholarship to pursue her PhD in Monash University’s criminology department in Melbourne, Brandy attended Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, USA where she earned her Master’s in Criminology. Brandy has always been passionate around white collar crime work and found her niche ... Read more
  • Nicolay Borchgrevink Johansen is a Post Doctoral Researcher from the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo. Further information about his work can be found here.   Read More... Read more
  • Sigmund Book Mohn is a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo. His PhD project “Policing immigrants“, aims to analyse the impact of immigration control on the police, in a national and local context. Mohn is also interested in the broader fields of globalisation and crime control, migration, policing, organised crime, ... Read more
  • Sirakul Suwinthawong is working on her PhD (Monash University), researching “Applicability of International and Thai National Laws on Migration along Borders of Laos and Northeastern Thailand”. Her research looks at why Lao people migrate to Thailand, often illegally. She will investigate the risk of exploitation of migrant workers by firstly addressing problems concerning definitions of the recognition ... Read more
  • Maie Noweir completed a B.A (Hons) in Criminology in 2009 at Monash University and has recently graduated with a Masters by Research (Arts) at Monash University. Maie’s research examines victim support frameworks within the area of Human Trafficking in Australia and the United Kingdom. It  explores how theories of migration, gender and victimhood have been translated into the design and ... Read more
  • Bodean Hedwards completed her undergraduate studies at Deakin University in 2011. In 2012, Bodean started her PhD at Monash University looking at the criminalisation of border crossings and control in the zone between the Chinese Tibetan Autonomous Region, Nepal and India. Her research aims to explore and document how the contest between human rights and border ... Read more
  • Eleanor Meyer is a Masters by Research student and tutor in criminology at Monash University. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a triple major in Politics, Geography and Environmental Sciences and English in 2011 at Monash University. Eleanor’s Honours thesis regarded environmental refugees and it is this topic that continues to provoke her curiosity in ... Read more