Susan Rachel Banki*

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Received Sylff fellowship in 1999-2002. 
Visit Japan Program 2004.
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
DECRA Fellow (Australia Research Council), member of Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APPRN)
Current affiliation: University of Sydney

Susan Banki's research interests lie in the political, institutional, and legal contexts that explain the roots of and solutions to international human rights violations. In particular, she is interested in the ways that questions of sovereignty, citizenship/membership and humanitarian principles have shaped our understanding of and reactions to various transnational phenomena, such as the international human rights regime, international migration and the provision of international aid. Susan's focus is in the Asia-Pacific region, where she has conducted extensive field research in Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh and Japan on refugee/migrant protection, statelessness and border control. She is currently investigating the local, regional and international mechanisms (and the interactions between them) that serve as potential levers for change.

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