Carly Gordyn commenced her doctoral studies at ANU in early 2014. Her research seeks to understand Australia’s bilateral relations and cooperation on asylum policy. Specifically, she is interested in Australia’s relations with Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Nauru. Her research interests also include Indonesia, the international refugee regime and humanitarianism.
Carly’s background includes working in the detention centres on Christmas Island and Nauru, as well as teaching English in Indonesia. She graduated from Deakin University with First Class Honours and majored in International Relations and Indonesian language. In 2014 she was awarded the Australian Journal of International Affairs’ Boyer Prize which she shared with Dr Amy Nethery of Deakin University for their co-authored article ‘Australia-Indonesia Cooperation on Asylum-Seekers: A Case of “Incentivised Policy Transfer”’.
On 31 December last year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo quietly issued a decree on the handling of refugees, breaking a long held silence on the issue.
The company that is responsible for running our offshore detention centres where asylum seekers harm themselves every four days could be sold to a Spanish company.
The case of an asylum seeker who was allegedly raped at a detention centre in Nauru has again shown that Australia has a duty of care - and must act on it, writes Carly Gordyn.
Companies like Transfield are under attack for running offshore migration detention centres, but they are the wrong target, argues Carly Gordyn.
PhD scholar Carly Gordon on why Australian governments have always feared boat arrivals.
Strongly connected to the migrant experience while growing up, a PhD candidate is already receiving recognition for her research on asylum seeker policy.