About Dr Susan Banki
Research interests include: 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.