Researchers for Asylum Seekers Interdisciplinary Conference

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
University of Melbourne


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Karen Block

Conference Spotlight: Gender, Identity and Persecution

The Researchers for Asylum Seekers Interdisciplinary conference is intended to accommodate postgraduate researchers – past and present – as well as practitioners and policy makers/advisors working in the field.

Call for Papers

Proposals concerning this year’s conference spotlight on gender, identity and persecution are sought in addition to abstracts addressing any aspects of refugee and asylum seeker experiences and policies.

Submissions from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome as are papers reporting on work in progress.

Two different formats will be in operation at this year’s conference:

  • 20 minute oral presentation (15 minutes + 5 minutes question time)
  • 5 minute oral presentation + 5 minutes question time (provide a quick snapshot of your work or research still in the early stages of a project).

Abstract submissions of 150-250 words (accompanied by a brief biography of up to 50 words) are requested by Monday 22 October 2018 for either format.

Please state your preference for a 20 minute or 5 minute presentation at the time of submission but note that presentation times may be limited by the organisers depending on the time available.

To submit your abstract, or for further information, email Karen Block


This conference is free to attend and includes lunch.

Bookings are essential.

This event is supported by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute