Professor Susan Kneebone

  • Professor Susan Kneebone

    Professorial Fellow

+61 3 8344 5897 | susan.kneebone@unimelb.edu.au | Room 0930

Languages spoken: English, French

Overview

Susan Kneebone researches in the area of international migration, nationality and citizenship law, including refugees, statelessness, human trafficking, marriage migration and migrant workers, with particular reference to South East Asia.  She has published widely in international journals including the Journal of Refugee Studies, the International Journal of Refugee Law [‘The Pacific Plan: the Provision of ‘Effective Protection’?’ (2006) 18 (3, 4)], the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law [‘Outing off-shore processing: the High Court of Australia defines the role of the Refugee Convention’ (2012)].

Her recent publications include Transnational Crime and Human Rights:  Responses to Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Routledge, 2012) (with Julie Debeljak) and Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities (Routledge, 2014) (edited collection with Dallal Stevens and Loretta Baldassar).

She was appointed a Professorial Fellow and Associate, Asian Law Centre at Melbourne Law School in March 2015.  Prior to that she a Professor in the Faculty of Law, Monash University.  In 2012 she was elected Secretary, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) and was appointed to the Senior Research Associate Network and publication board of the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London. In 2013 she was appointed an Institutional Partner with the Refugee Research Network, Refugee Studies Centre Canada funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  In December 2014 she was invited to the UNHCR Annual Dialogue on ‘Protection Challenges’, Geneva and in March 2015, to the Seventh Colloquium on Challenges in International Refugee Law, University of Michigan Law School.  

She has held visiting appointments at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University; the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; Refugee Law Initiative, University of London and Centre for International Migration Studies, University of Montreal.  She has organised a number of international workshops which have led to edited collections in leading international journals and is a partner on several international research projects on international and forced migration issues.  She is frequently invited to contribute to international publications, and to review international publications and research applications.

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