Research Interns

  • Rouven is in his final year of a Bachelor of Arts of International Sociology at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany. Besides his interests in immigration policies and detention practices, he hopes to develop a deeper understanding of morality in the context of irregular border crossing. After completing his undergraduate program, he would like to ... Read more
  • Scott is currently completing his Masters degree in Criminology at the University of Hong Kong. He is preparing his Master’s dissertation on organized crimes and cross-border investigation practices between Hong Kong and the mainland China. His research interests also include immigration policies and migration-related crimes in the Pan-Asian region. By taking the opportunity of a BOb internship, Scott ... Read more
  • Yasmin recently completed her Master’s thesis at Monash in politics, focussing on women’s organisations in Jordan and the local implementation of international gender norms. Part of her research involved examining the way local organisations engage with refugee and migrant communities in the Middle East, particularly in conflict and post-conflict zones. Yasmin is also involved in ... Read more
  • Chloe Keel is undertaking her Honours in Criminology at Monash University. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at Monash in 2013, majoring in Criminology and Behavioural Studies. She is interested in exploring ideas surrounding border regulation, citizenship, and identity. Chloe was given the opportunity to explore policy developments surrounding Australia’s Regional Processing Centres through her internship ... Read more
  • Catherine has just completed her fourth year of Arts/Law at Monash University, completing a major in Politics and a minor in Human Geography. Her interest in the work of the Border Crossing Observatory is a product of her longstanding passion for social justice and human rights, in particular her keen interest in refugee rights and ... Read more
  • Emily Arians is currently in her third year studying Arts/Law, majoring in Criminology. Her main areas of interest include human trafficking and border policing and control, as well as domestic and international penal attitudes and contemporary social expectations underpinning modern prison systems. Emily hopes to complete honours in Criminology in the future.    Through completing an internship ... Read more
  • Anna Sande is a student of Global Media Communication at the University of Melbourne. She has been researching the issues around asylum seekers for some years. Practically she has visited refugees at MITA, completed the Directed Persons Program (delivered by DIAC in conjunction with Hotham Mission) and is continuing to research the areas of migration, ... Read more
  • Stephanie Eddelbuttel is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, doing a double major in both Criminology and Psychology. Her research interests include human rights, border control, trafficking and the intersections between such topics and issues of gender and race. She would love to complete her honours year in criminology ... Read more
  • Astrid Bentvelzen is a Dutch Student from Leiden University. She had recently finished her Bachelor degree in Criminology and completed one semester of postgraduate subjects at Bond University when she joined the Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) to complete a Research Internship in February, 2013. She is interested in gaining more knowledge in the field of trafficking, border security, gender ... Read more
  • Chrysanthea Smyrnis had just finished her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminology, at Monash University when she completed a BOb Research Internship in 2012. She has a keen interest in examining the increasing militarisation and securitisation of borders over the last decade. She is eager to engage in research surrounding the experiences of asylum seekers in ... Read more
  • Sinead Ryan was in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, majoring in both Criminology and International Studies when she completed a BOb Research Internship in 2012. Her research interests include crime across borders, human rights and border security. Read More... Read more
  • Priya Devendran graduated from Monash University in 2011, and was undertaking her Honours Degree when she completed a BOb Research Internship in 2012. Her thesis is a theoretical exploration of the Australian mandatory detention regime, studying the various ways this practice has been legitimated by the Australian state. She is very passionate about social justice causes ... Read more
  • Miki McLay was a final-year undergraduate Arts student at Monash University majoring in Human Rights Theory and Criminology when she completed her BOb Research Internship in 2012. Her research interests include border control, transnational criminal justice and the relationships these share with the issue of human rights. She hopes to further expand her knowledge of the ... Read more
  • Emily Cohen had just finished her final year of a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University with a double major in Criminology and English when she completed her BOb Research Internship in 2013. She said “I hope to do my Honours year at Monash in 2013 and focus on women as victims, possibly on an ... Read more