PhD in Law & Development
Voices of Forced Migrants
as Development Actors
Forced migrants are not typically considered development actors, and I wished to investigate to what extent their agency is restricted or empowered by (global or national) legal normative orders. I'm interested in analyzing the impact of Malaysia being a non-signatory to the Geneva Refugee Convention on the ability of displaced persons to empower themselves and affect their resilience.
Forced migrants are living in protracted urban displacement, yet use new technologies and work towards social change. In my findings chapters, I draw on their experiences and voices to discuss the community-driven theories of change with potential policy outcomes.
Research Dissemination and Communication
Take a look at the co-creative ways I have so far being communicating my Doctoral Fieldwork. I've recently co-written a Special Issue; In their own voices in the LRA's Displaced Voices Journal. I've also engaged in dialogues and photovoice with the refugee communities.