Research Fellows

Dr Adil Hasan Khan
Dr Adil Hasan Khan

Dr Adil Hasan Khan

Dr. Adil Hasan Khan became a Senior Research Fellow at the McMullin Centre in September 2021. Prior to this, he held the prestigious McKenzie postdoctoral Fellowship, also at the Melbourne Law School (2017-2020). He received his PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). He has also previously been a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School, and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) at Vienna. His research and teaching interests cover the fields of international legal histories, human rights, minority rights, legal theory, law and religion, Indo-Persian traditions of law and ethics, and international law and development.

Katie Robertson
Katie Robertson

Katie Robertson

Katie Robertson is a Research Fellow at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, focused primarily on the Centre’s domestic engagement. She holds a BA/LLB (Hons) and LLM (Public and International Law) from the University of Melbourne.

Katie is also the Coordinator of the Stateless Children Legal Clinic, which she established in 2021.

Katie’s research focuses on the legal rights of stateless children in Australia, with a particular focus on the legal and administrative barriers faced by stateless asylum seeker and refugee children in obtaining Australian citizenship.

As a human rights lawyer with over ten years of experience, Katie has first-hand experience acting for stateless asylum seeker and refugee children. She is interested in examining the challenges faced by both these children and the legal practitioners assisting them, with the overall aim of improving the quality and accessibility of legal services available to stateless children in Australia.

Katie is Co-Chair of the Stateless Children Australia Network.

Katie balances her time at the Centre with her dual role as the Assistant Director of the Melbourne Law School Clinics and teaches in the JD Program.

Publications:

A Place to Call Home – Shining a Light on Unmet Legal Need for Refugee Children in Australia (March 2021)

Katie's full bio and list of publications can be read on LinkedIn Profile and Twitter.

Dr Jordy Silverstein
Dr Jordy Silverstein

Dr Jordy Silverstein

Dr Jordy Silverstein is an Honorary Fellow in SHAPS at the University of Melbourne, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness. She is the author of Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Berghahn, 2015) and co-editor of Refugee Journeys: Histories of Resettlement, Representation and Resistance (ANU Press, 2021). Her research explores the history of Australian child refugee policy and policy-making processes from 1970 to the present, focusing on the ways that ideas, discourses and practices of care and control have come to be preeminent.