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Marianne Dickie is a senior academic at the Migration Law Program in ANU College of Law. She is passionate about migration law and practice, having worked extensively in the migration field since 1993. Marianne remains determined to improve the legal support system for all migrants by providing future migration agents and legal practitioners the best possible education. Marianne managed the Migration Law Program from 2007–15 as convenor, sub-dean and director. Marianne also understands the importance of grassroots work in this legal space. In 2007, she established a pro bono migration advice clinic that provides support previously unavailable or unaffordable to migrants in the ACT. Her commitment to human rights was recognised in 2012 when she was a finalist for the ACT Australian of the Year. Marianne is a general editor of Immigration Review, published by LexisNexis, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a registered migration agent, holds a master’s degree in higher education, and is currently completing a doctorate of professional studies focusing on migration agents. She continues to research and write in her two areas of passion: education and migration.

Dorota Anna Gozdecka completed her PhD in legal theory in 2009 at the University of Helsinki, and has recently obtained the title of docent (adjunct professor) of jurisprudence from the same university. Her primary research area focuses on legal theoretical aspects related to the accommodation of cultural diversity. Her recent publications — such as Identity, Subjectivity and the Access to the Community of Rights, a special issue of Social Identities (2015), the monograph Rights, Religious Pluralism and the Recognition of Difference: Off the Scales of Justice (2015), and the edited volume Europe at the Edge of Pluralism — explore, in particular, questions of otherness created by contemporary legal regimes. Issues related to the recognition of difference and the place of the other have recently led her to shift her research focus to the area of law and humanities, and to explore the relationship between law and image in the area of migration law. Dorota has previously held research fellowships at the UC Berkeley Institute for European Studies (2013), ANU Centre for European Studies (2012–13), and the European University Institute (2008). She has won prestigious research grants, such as the University of Helsinki three-year grant for an international research project ‘Law and the Other’, which she is currently leading.

Joanne Kinslor (BA, LLB (Hons) (Sydney)) is a principal solicitor of Kinslor Prince Lawyers, a leading Australian immigration law firm practising in all areas of the complex jurisdiction of Australian immigration and citizenship law, from first instance visa applications through to judicial review. Since 2006 she has been accredited as a specialist in the field of immigration law by the Law Society of New South Wales. Joanne has been recognised in the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s finest immigration lawyers through inclusion in ‘Best Lawyers — Australia, Immigration Law’ from 2008–16, and was voted Immigration Lawyer of the Year by her peers in 2016. Joanne teaches Australian immigration law and practice at the University of New South Wales as part of the university’s law degree program. Joanne is regularly called upon by industry and peak professional bodies to present papers on Australian immigration and citizenship law. She is an affiliate member of the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, and is co-creator, contributor, and principal editor of Immigration Law Review, which provides an ongoing comprehensive review of legislative amendments and analysis of developments within the field of Australian immigration law.

Desmond Manderson is jointly appointed in the colleges of Law, and Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University. He is an international leader in interdisciplinary legal scholarship whose books include From Mr Sin to Mr Big (1993), Songs Without Music: Aesthetic Dimensions of Law and Justice (2000), Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law (2006), and Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law (2012). After 15 years at McGill University, where he held the Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse and was foundation Director of the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, he returned to Australia in 2012. With the support of an ARC Future Fellowship, his recent work includes Law and the Visual: Representations, Technologies and Critique (2016), and Temporalities of Law in the Visual Arts (2017).

Peter Mares is an adjunct fellow at the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University, a contributing editor with the national affairs magazine Inside Story, and senior moderator with the Cranlana Program for ethics and leadership. Peter worked for 25 years as a broadcaster with the ABC. Throughout his career, Peter has combined journalism with public policy research, particularly on topics related to migration. His book, Not Quite Australian: How Temporary Migration is Changing the Nation, will be published in August 2016. He is also the author of Borderline (2002), an award-winning analysis of Australia’s approach to refugees and asylum seekers.

Benjamin Powell is the director of the Free Market Institute and a professor of economics in the Jerry S Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. He is the North American Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics, past President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his BS in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his MA and PhD in economics from George Mason University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he taught economics at Suffolk University and San Jose State University. He is the author of Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy (2014), editor of The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy (2015), Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of Development (2008) and co-editor (with Randall G Holcombe) of Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis (2009). He is the author of more than 50 scholarly articles and policy studies. 

Sudrishti Reich is a senior lecturer in the Migration Law Program of ANU College of Law, The Australian National University. She has a long-standing interest and expertise in migration law, and practised as a registered migration agent and solicitor in the field since 1997. From 1997 to 2002, Sudrishti was the principal solicitor of the specialist community legal centre Immigration Advice and Rights Centre in Sydney. She is author of two editions of the immigration law practitioners’ bible: The Immigration Kit. Since leaving legal practice, Sudrishti has focused on teaching and developing courses in Australian migration law, and pursuing research interests in migration law and professional identity of migration agents. She teaches and develops courses within the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law, and the Master of Laws in Migration Law. Sudrishti is General Editor of Immigration Review, published by LexisNexis.

Shanthi Robertson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Her research centres on migration, mobilities, citizenship, and urban space, particularly the social, cultural, and political consequences of contemporary modes of migration governance in the Asia-Pacific. She is the recipient of a 2015–18 Australia Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for a project on temporality, mobility, and Asian temporary migrants to Australia. Her work has been published in various international journals, including Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Citizenship Studies, Ethnicities, City and Community, Journal of Intercultural Studies and Population, and Space and Place. Her first book, Transnational Student-Migrants and the State: The Education Migration-Nexus (2013), was awarded the 2014 Raewyn Connell Prize for the best first book by an author in Australian sociology.

Sanmati Verma is a senior lawyer and registered migration agent with extensive experience in the immigration law field, having worked with the Civil Justice Section of Victoria Legal Aid and Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers — a specialist immigration law firm based in Carlton. Sanmati specialises in complex immigration matters, including protection applications involving identity and exclusion issues and character-related matters, including those involving the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation. Sanmati also has regular conduct of a broad range of immigration matters at the primary, merits, and judicial review stages, and has conducted litigation across all courts of federal jurisdiction, including the High Court of Australia. Sanmati has published extensively in online and print media on topics related to global immigration. Sanmati has held voluntary positions with the Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network, Footscray Legal Centre, and Western Suburbs Legal Service, and was the founder of the International Student Legal Advice Clinic, which opened in Melbourne in 2009.


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