With both a law and cultural theory background I undertake critical interdisciplinary research in the areas of sovereignty, colonialism and borders. My publications in high quality journals and edited books have been well cited and continue to make contributions to the discipline of law and the related sub-fields of critical legal studies, critical race studies and borders/migration studies.
My current research project is titled "Sovereign Debt, Austerity and the Endurance of Colonialism" and interconnects for the first time, the effaced sovereign debt crisis of Australia with the imperialising economic order in contemporary Greece. This project examines contemporary issues of global significance such as: austerity, neo-liberalism, economic development and asylum crises. I have recently published a piece on these issues in Law/Text/Culture. http://ro.uow.edu.au/ltc/vol19/iss1/9/
I have published what proved to be a controversial piece in The Conversation on the issue of recognition of Aboriginal people in the Australian Constitution.https://theconversation.com/forget-modest-change-racism-is-entrenched-in-our-constitution-42186
Also in The Conversation is a piece on the relationship between the High Court and the Executive on the issue of the securitisation of asylum.https://theconversation.com/high-court-asylum-case-pits-the-executive-against-the-judiciary-28956
Postgraduate Coordinator, School of Law (includes disciplines of Law, Socio-Legal Studies and Criminology)
Topic Coordinator (Contentious Justice Issues, Legal Fictions: Race, Crime and Sovereignty, Social Problems and the Law, Seminar in Justice Policy)
I am interested in supervising research that takes critical approaches to law. In particular, I am interested in the connection between law and colonialism as it persists in producing racial and economic effects globally, for example through sovereign debt crises. I am interested in the connection between law/colonialism and sovereignty more generally and the role this relation plays in shaping/ resrticting asylum and refugee rights in a global context.
I am interested in collaborating with various communities around race and the politics of law.
In 2010, I was invited to participate at Discursive Crossings held at the Casula Powerhouse in Sydney. The event brought together academics and community members from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander commuities in order to explore racial relationships in a post-sorry Australia.
In 2011, I was the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia's invited speaker to give an International Women's Day address. I reflected on my own experiences of education as a Greek Australian in addition to addressing the Sovereign Debt Crisis in contemporary Greece.
In 2012, I was invited to an event organised by the Cross Border Collective in Sydney to discuss Aboriginal Passport ceremonies held as a way of contesting colonial sovereignty and the harsh border policies of the Australian state.