With both a law and cultural theory background I undertake critical interdisciplinary research in the areas of sovereignty, colonialism, austerity and borders.
I am interested in the multiple ways in which law is implicated in racial relations. In the Australian context I have been writing about the Constitutional Recognise campaign which culminated in the recommendation for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament also known as the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Here is a recent commentary https://www.abc.net.au/religion/why-mining-giants-are-backing-an-indigenous-voice-to-parliament/10815008
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.
A recent paper in Continuum examines the role of referendums in perpetuating sovereign debt and colonialism in both Australia and Greece. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10304312.2016.1262098?scroll=top&needAccess=true
Higher Degree Research Area Advisor for Criminology
Honours Coordinator for Criminology
Topic Coordinator: Law in Australian Society and Crimes against Populations
I am a law and cultural theory researcher working across the broad areas of race, sovereignty, migration and law. I am interested in supervising students on questions of: sovereign debt, compensation to Indigenous peoples, Australia's refugee policy, offshore processing, extraterritorial application of refugee law, carceral expansion and offshore refugee prisons.
HDR students interested in working on on debt and racial governance, austerity and colonial power, migratory austerity should get in touch.
Winner of the 2016: Best Student Publication in the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders University -
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.