Dr Susan Banki
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.
Her current research and teaching interests include: forced displacement and international migration, refugee resettlement, transnational social movements, human rights at the United Nations and humanitarian assistance.
Susan currently holds the positions: Director, Asia Pacific Masters of Human Rights and Democratisation; Director of the Masters of Human Rights; and Lecturer in Human Rights
You can view her full profile at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy.
We welcome Susan to the SEIB/SIBRN team.