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Research Biography

With both a law and cultural theory background I undertake critical interdisciplinary research in the areas of sovereignty, colonialism, austerity and borders.

I am interested in the multiple ways in which law is implicated in racial relations.  In the Australian context I have been writing about the Constitutional Recognise campaign which culminated in the recommendation for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament also known as the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  Here is a recent commentary

My current research project is titled "Sovereign Debt, Austerity and the Endurance of Colonialism" and interconnects for the first time, the effaced sovereign debt crisis of Australia with the imperialising economic order in contemporary Greece. This project examines contemporary issues of global significance such as: austerity, neo-liberalism, economic development and asylum crises.

A recent paper in Continuum examines the role of referendums in perpetuating sovereign debt and colonialism in both Australia and Greece.

Research Interests

I am a law and cultural theory researcher working across the broad areas of race, sovereignty, migration and law. I am interested in supervising students on questions of: sovereign debt, compensation to Indigenous peoples, Australia's refugee policy, offshore processing, extraterritorial application of refugee law, carceral expansion and offshore refugee prisons.

HDR students interested in working on on debt and racial governance, austerity and colonial power, migratory austerity should get in touch.

Supervised Students Successes

  • Selim Reza - Winner of the 2016: Best Student Publication in the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders University

Research Areas

  • Criminology

Supervisory Interests

  • Cultural studies
  • Critical race studies
  • Law and race
  • Refugee law and policy
  • Critical legal theory
  • Law and colonisation


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