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Jemima McKenna

Student Visitor

Jemima McKenna is currently completing her PhD in Political Science in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Melbourne, focusing on the border externalisation agreements of Australia-Nauru and UK-Rwanda. Her dissertation is tentatively titled "Understanding bilateral relations between third-states and destination states within externalised asylum governance: power asymmetry and domination”. Jemima’s previous research has focused on Australian asylum policy and the construction of asylum seekers as threats within Australian political discourse. She has worked in refugee and asylum seeker advocacy for the past 5 years, with an Australian-based refugee rights NGO. She holds a Masters of International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne. Jemima recently completed a Visiting PhD Research Fellowship at the University of Bologna.

Academic contact: Matthew Gibney