Dr. Claire Higgins
Dr Claire Higgins is a Senior Research Associate at the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. Claire is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar, and previously completed doctoral study in History as a Clarendon Scholar at Merton College, the University of Oxford, writing on the development of Australian refugee policy. At the Kaldor Centre Claire’s research concerns refugee status determination in historical context, and alternative policies for processing asylum seekers. Her research on in-country programs has received funding under the Margaret George Award at the National Archives of Australia, a Travelling Fellowship from the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Australian-European University Institute Fellowship Association Inc. Previously, Claire worked at the Victorian Parliamentary Library Research Service and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne.
- The Sri Lankan civil war and Australia’s migration policy response: a historical case study with contemporary implications, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (2017) vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 272–285.
- Status determination of Indochinese boat arrivals: a ‘balancing act’ in Australia, Journal of Refugee Studies (2017) Volume 30, Issue 1, 1 March 2017, Pages 89–105
- Australian community attitudes to asylum seekers and refugees (2016) Human Rights Defender, Volume 25 Issue 2 (Aug 2016)