2022 ABC TOP 5 Humanities media residencies announced

Dr. Niro Kandasamy from the Department of History

“Media engagement is important to the work of historians and I am excited about this opportunity to learn new skills,” said Dr Kandasamy, who is an Indian Ocean geopolitics expert and already providing commentary. to the media on Sri Lankan politics.

Dr Kandasamy joined the Department of History at the University of Sydney in January 2022. She completed her award-winning PhD in 2019 at the University of Melbourne on “Refugee Children in Australia and Internationalism: 1920s to our days “. She teaches in the areas of human rights, global studies, memory, peace and war.

Her areas of research include Asian government and politics, migration history, disability, social service delivery, memory studies, gender and the history of emotions, with a geographic focus. in the countries of the South.

With a career that spans both academia and the non-governmental sector, Dr. Kandasamy brings to the Department of History extensive experience in active outreach and community-engaged research, as well as an impressive track record in scholarly publication.

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