Migration and Displacement Discussion Group

Image courtesy of Bina D'Costa

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Migration and Displacement are inherently complex issues, inviting approaches from each and every discipline. The Migration and Displacement Discussion group invites ANU researchers to come together to bridge our disciplinary divides and engage in a wider conversation.


State-created vulnerability as a deterrent: The perceived vulnerability of single male asylum seekers

Stephen Phillips, Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

This seminar explores the extent to which the denial of the vulnerability label to certain individuals and groups can lead to an increase in their level of vulnerability, as through their exclusion...

Stephen Phillips

Institutional disrespect: The structural marginalisation of refugee migrants in Australia

Ibolya (Ibi) Losoncz

Whose responsibility is it to address the disrespect felt by immigrants and other marginalised groups in their dealings with government institutions. In this seminar Ibi Losoncz, the author of...

Ibolya (Ibi) Losoncz

The wall that moves: The separation barrier in the West Bank

Dr Umut Ozguc, University of New South Wales, Canberra

In this seminar, Dr Umut Ozguc explores the ways in which the separation wall operates as a complex network that brings together diverse social, political and spatial elements in novel ways. The wall...

Dr Umut Ozguc and West Bank (Image by Travel 2 Palestine on Flickr)

Migrant Worker Rights and Norm Contestation in Southeast Asia: Establishing Meaning-in-Use through Social Interaction

Ruji Auethavornpipat

This study starts from the puzzling observation that the norm of migrant worker protection has produced multiple understandings in both meaning and application in three Southeast Asian countries:...


The Migration and Displacement Discussion Group held its first seminar on 24 May, delivered by Yasmin Khan from the University of Toronto. Yasmin presented her research on ‘The Unintended Consequences of Rohingya Humanitarian Aid on Bangladeshi Host Communities’. She has kindly shared her presentation with us, which can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JM1nrx73nTAaXe8idyvZoY0Lf9x753gN/view

APPS Policy Forum IN FOCUS: Refugee Week


Bina D'Costa

Professor Bina D'Costa

Bina is Professor in the Department of International Relations in the Coral Bell School. She is also CAP Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access.

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Carly Gordyn

Carly Gordyn commenced her doctoral studies at ANU in early 2014. Her research examines the historical cooperation between Australia and Indonesia in managing irregular migration, specifically...

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Migration and Displacement Discussion Group
Department of International Relations
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
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130 Garran Road
Acton ACT 2601 Australia


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