Associate Professor Claudia Tazreiter

Deputy Head of School, Research & Associate Professor of Sociology
PhD UNSW
School of Social Sciences

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 3691
+61 (2) 9385 1040
Room 158, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus

Research

Claudia Tazreiter is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Claudia is a political sociologist. Her research focuses on contemporary human rights discourses, migration, the role of civil society, cosmopolitanism and post-conflict reconciliation processes. She has published extensively on migration, human rights, the asylum policies of Western states, the role of non-governmental organizations in policy advocacy, and women’s rights in post-conflict settings. She is currently working on an Australian Research Council funded project on migrant workers and human security in the Asia Pacific.

Research Areas
Contemporary human rights discourses, civil society and social movements, theories of migration and citizenship, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism

Current Research Projects
Fluid security in the Asia Pacific. With Leanne Weber, Sharon Pickering and Marie Segrave as co-investigators. A 3-year project on migrant workers and human security in the Asia Pacific. Funded by the Australian Research Council(Discovery grant)

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision
Contemporary human rights discourses, civil society and social movements, theories of migration and citizenship, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism.

Current Postgraduate Research Supervision

  • Nayana Bibile, PhD Sociology, Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees in Australia
  • Laura Fisher, PhD Sociology, The Indigenous art world
  • Li Fu, PhD Sociology, Enclosures, development interventions and communities in Inner Mongolia
  • Tamara Joksimovic, PhD Sociology, Intellectuals and the reconstruction of post-war society in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Rosalind Tan, PhD Sociology, A sociological interpretation of porcelain consumption in Eighteenth-Century England

Teaching areas
Sociology, globalisations studies

Current teaching

  • ARTS2870 Global Citizens, Justice & Civil Society
  • ARTS3874 Culture and Human Rights

Affiliations and Memberships
Associate, Australian Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law, UNSW
Member, Management Committee, Gilbert and Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW
Member, International Sociological Association

Publications

    Books

    • tazreiter C, 2016, Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific. Transnational Lives, human rights and State control, Palgrave, UK
    • Tazreiter C; Siew Yean T, (eds.), 2013, Globalization and Social Transformation in the Asia Pacific. The Australian and Malaysian Experience., 1, Palgrave, UK
    • Tazreiter C, 2004, Asylum Seekers and the State. The Politics of Protection in a Security-Conscious World, 1st, Ashgate, Aldershot

    Book Chapters

    • Tazreiter C;Tazreiter C;Martin G, 2017, 'Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants in Australia. The politics of affect and the spaces of dissent.', in Brotherton D (ed.), Keeping Out The Other, edn. 1st, Columbia University Press, Columbia
    • Tazreiter C;Tazreiter C, 2017, 'Dignity in zones of irregular migration. The interplay of human rights and emotions', in Sieh E; McGregor J (ed.), Human Dignity. Establishing Worth and Seeking Solutions, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
    • Tazreiter C, 2014, '(Un)knowing and ambivalence in migration: Temporary migration status and its impacts on the everyday life of insecure communities', in The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, pp. 193 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203385562
    • Tazreiter C;Weber L;Pickering S, 2014, 'Border Securitization and Human Security', in Takahashi S (ed.), Human Rights, Human Security, and State Security : The Intersection, edn. 1st, Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California - 93116-1911, pp. 21 - 40, http://www.abc-clio.com/Praeger/product.aspx?pc=A3576C
    • Pickering S;Segrave M;Tazreiter C;Weber L, 2013, 'Migration control and human security', in The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy, pp. 535 - 561
    • Tazreiter C, 2013, '‘Temporary, precarious and invisible labor: globalized migrant workers in Australia’', in Tazreiter C; Siew Yean T (ed.), Globalisation and Social Transformation in the Asia-Pacific: The Australian and Malaysian Experience, edn. 1, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 163 - 177, http://us.macmillan.com/globalizationandsocialtransformationintheasiapacific/ClaudiaTazreiter
    • Tazreiter C;Tham SY, 2013, '‘Globalization as localized experience, adaptation and resistance. An introduction’', in Tazreiter C; Siew Yean T (ed.), Globalisation and Social Transformation in the Asia-Pacific: The Australian and Malaysian Experience, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1 - 11, http://us.macmillan.com/globalizationandsocialtransformationintheasiapacific/ClaudiaTazreiter
    • Tazreiter C, 2013, '‘Ritualised humiliation and the shaming of vulnerable groups. Australian culture and dealing with past wrongs’', in Bandyopadhyay D; Francis R (ed.), Re-mapping the future: history, culture and environment in Australia and India, edn. 1, Cambridge Scholars, pp. 128 - 139, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/60216
    • Tazreiter C, 2013, 'Asylum, Refugee, and Immigration Movements in Australia', in Snow DA; Porta DD; Klandermans B; McAdam D (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements., edn. 1st, Blackwell, United Kingdom
    • Tazreiter C, 2013, 'Police Raids, Detention and Deportation of Migrants', in Ness I (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edn. Original, Wiley Blackwell, United Kingdom
    • Tazreiter C, 2012, 'The politics of asylum and identities in exile: Negotiating place and meaning', in Cultures in Refuge: Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia, pp. 31 - 47
    • Tazreiter C, 2008, 'Sovereign Power and the Shaming of Citizens, Strangers and Enemies', in Pontzen A; Preusser H-P (ed.), Schuld and Scham, edn. Original, Universitaetsverlag Heidelberg, Heidelberg, pp. 229 - 238
    • Tazreiter C, 2006, 'Security and the Use of State Violence', in Evil, Law and the State: Issues in State Power and Violence, edn. Original, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford
    • Tazreiter C, 2005, 'Asylum Seekers as Pariahs in the Australian State', in Borjas GJ; Crisp J (ed.), Poverty, International Migration and Asylum, edn. 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 371 - 388
    • Tazreiter C, 2004, 'Security and the use of state violence: Justifications and limits in the treatment of asylum seekers.', in Evil, Law and the State: Issues in State Power and Violence, edn. Original, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, pp. 1 - 10

    Journal articles

    • Tazreiter C, 2017, 'Imagined futures in paper homes. Ambivalence as modus operandi in everyday life for temporary migrants and a 'politics of becoming'.', International Journal of Comparative Sociology
    • Tazreiter C;Tazreiter C;McKernan H, 2015, 'Mixed methods in the context of temporary migration', Journal of Mixed Methods Research
    • Tazreiter C, 2015, ''Stop the boats'! Externalising the borders of Australia and imaginary pathologies of contagion', Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law, vol. 29, pp. 142 - 158
    • Tazreiter C, 2013, 'Lifeboat politics in the Pacific: Affect and the ripples and shimmers of a migrant saturated future', Emotion, Space and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2015.04.002
    • Tazreiter C, 2013, '‘Borderzones, rights and security’', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 6
    • Tazreiter C, 2013, '‘Emergence, crisis politics and future horizons in irregular migration: Mobility, stasis and invisibility'', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 19, pp. 125 - 144, http://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en-au/products/australian-journal-of-human-rights.page
    • Tazreiter C, 2012, 'The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 18, pp. 189 - 191
    • Tazreiter C, 2011, 'Memory and Reconciled Futures. Social Amnesia and the Politics of Remembering', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, vol. 14, pp. 121 - 132, http://arts.monash.edu.au/jaii/about.php
    • Tazreiter C, 2010, 'Towards decent society: The demands of justice and the demands of civility', Thesis Eleven, vol. 101, pp. 97 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0725513609360617
    • Tazreiter C, 2010, 'Local to global activism: The movement to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers', Social Movement Studies, vol. 9, pp. 201 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14742831003603349
    • Tazreiter C, 2007, 'Newcomers, past and present', Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 41, pp. 542 - 545
    • Tazreiter C, 2007, 'The immigrant threat: The integration of old and new migrants in western Europe since 1850', Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 41, pp. 542 - 545
    • Tazreiter C, 2006, 'Security Borders: Detention and Deportation in Canada', Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 19, pp. 129 - 131
    • Tazreiter C, 2006, 'Between state sovereignty and invisibility: monitoring the human rights of returned asylum seekers', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 12, pp. 7 - 25
    • Tazreiter C, 2005, 'Human Rights Issues in the Return of Asylum Seekers', Human Rights Defender, vol. 14, pp. 18 - 20
    • Tazreiter C, 2004, 'Migration: The boundaries of equality and justice', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 39, pp. 679 - 680
    • Tazreiter C, 2004, 'Global Migration', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 39
    • Tazreiter C, 2003, 'The Things We Rely On', Spectrum- The Sydney Morning Herald, vol. May, pp. 8 - 9
    • Tazreiter C, 2000, 'Balancing acts: Non-government organisations between independence and incorporation', Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Limited, pp. 89 - 104

    Conference Papers

    • Tazreiter C, 2014, 'Rooted cosmopolitanism’ or ‘politics of becoming’; a thick convergence?', in Rooted cosmopolitanism’ or ‘politics of becoming’; a thick convergence?, International Sociological Association Conference, Yokohama, Japan, presented at International Sociological Association Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 13 - 19 July 2014
    • Tazreiter C, 2014, 'Imagining futures in paper homes. Ambivalence, the ‘politics of becoming’ and the everyday life of temporary immigrants.', in Imagining futures in paper homes. Ambivalence, the ‘politics of becoming’ and the everyday life of temporary immigrants., International Sociological Association Conference, Yokohama, Japan, presented at International Sociological Association Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 13 - 19 July 2014
    • Tazreiter C, 2014, 'Externalizing the borders of Australia: imaginary pathologies of contagion', in Externalizing the borders of Australia: imaginary pathologies of contagion, Access to Asylum, Monash Prato Centre, Italy, presented at Access to Asylum, Monash Prato Centre, Italy, 29 - 30 May 2014
    • Tazreiter C, 2011, 'Negotiated identities: moral order and disorder of unauthorized migrations', in Negotiated identities: moral order and disorder of unauthorized migrations, Royal Geographical Society with IBS Annual International Conference, London, presented at Royal Geographical Society with IBS Annual International Conference, London, 31 August 2011
    • Tazreiter C, 2010, 'STRENGTHENING HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH ‘ROOTED COSMOPOLITANISM’', in APSA conference proceedings, Australian Political Science Association, Melbourne, presented at Australian Political Science Association, Melbourne, 27 - 29 September 2010, http://apsa2010.com.au/full-papers.php
    • Tazreiter C, 2010, 'Collective memory and reconciled futures. Contemporary debates on belonging and citizenship', in proceedings of the NationalIndigenous Policy Dialogue, UNSW, UNSW, presented at National Indigenous Policy Dialogue Conference, UNSW, 01 November 2010, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/NIPDC_2010_Call_for_Papers.pdf
    • Tazreiter C, 2009, 'Towards the Elimination of Violence Against Women', in Proceedings of the Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2009, Australian Political Studies Association, Sydney, presented at Australian Political Science Association, Sydney, 27 - 30 September 2009, http://www.pol.mq.edu.au/apsa/refereed_papers.html
    • Tazreiter C, 2009, 'Impossible return. An evaluation of the forced return of refugees and asylum seekers from European states.', in Impossible return. An evaluation of the forced return of refugees and asylum seekers from European states., Coming home? Conflict and return migration in twentieth-century Europe, University of Southampton, presented at Coming home? Conflict and return migration in twentieth-century Europe, University of Southampton, 01 - 03 April 2009
    • Tazreiter C, 2009, 'Post conflict reconstruction and the resilience of ‘civil’ societies: forced migrants, the human security framework and the problems of humanitarian interventions.', in Post conflict reconstruction and the resilience of ‘civil’ societies: forced migrants, the human security framework and the problems of humanitarian interventions., International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference, University of Nicosia, presented at International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference, University of Nicosia, 28 June - 02 July 2009
    • Tazreiter C;Leung M, 2005, 'Responsibility for the Other: Is Cosmopolitanism a Utopian Ideal?', in Sites of Cosmopolitanism: Citizenship, Aesthetics, Culture, Sites of Cosmopolitanism: Citizenship, Aesthetics, Culture, Queensland College of Art, South Bank, Brisbane, presented at Sites of Cosmopolitanism: Citizenship, Aesthetics, Culture, Queensland College of Art, South Bank, Brisbane, 06 - 08 July 2005
    • Tazreiter C, 2001, 'The idea of the gift in the search for social trust and solidarity', in TASA 2001, Australian Sociological Association Conference 2001, University of Sydney, presented at Australian Sociological Association Conference 2001, University of Sydney, 13 - 15 December 2001
    • Tazreiter C, 2000, 'Non-Government Organisations as potential sites of power in a decentred world : the case of refugee NGOs in Australia', in Civilising the State: Civil Society, Policy & State Transformation, Civilising the State: Civil Society, Policy & State Transformation, Deakin University Melbourne Campus, presented at Civilising the State: Civil Society, Policy & State Transformation, Deakin University Melbourne Campus, 05 - 06 December 1999

    Reports

    • Tazreiter C;Pickering S;Barry J, 2015, Information consumption and decision making of irregular migrants in Indonesia, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia, DIBP Research Programme. Occasional Paper Series, 19/2015

    Conference Presentations

    • tazreiter C, 2016, 'Invisible, Anonymous, Yet Politically Present. the Life-World of an Afghan Asylum Seeker in-Between Presence and Oblivion in the Asia-Pacific', presented at Third International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, Vienna Austria, 10 July - 14 June 2016
    • Tazreiter C, 2016, 'The Visualization of Death at the Border. The Utility and Affective Realm of Representations of Suffering and Death for Political Advocacy and As the Circuits of a ‘Crisis Politics' in Refugee Migrati', presented at Third International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria, 10 - 14 July 2016
    • tazreiter C, 2016, 'The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World', presented at Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation: Dismantling the Human Smuggling Narrative, European University Institute, in Florence, 07 - 08 April 2016
    • tazreiter C, 2016, 'Decency adrift at sea. Boat migration of asylum seekers as ‘hyper-risk’ to national security, migrants’ counter-narratives and the human smuggler as scapegoat and pariah', presented at Workshop on "Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation: Dismantling the Human Smuggling Narrative", European University Institute in Florence, Italy, 05 - 06 April 2016
    • Tazreiter C, 2015, 'Have our souls been lost at sea? Affect, Maritime borders and sociological imagination', presented at European Sociological Association Conference, 25 - 28 August 2015
    • Tazreiter C, 2015, 'Performing hybridity of cultures through border crossing', presented at Journal of Intercultural Studies Inaugural Conference, New York, 19 - 20 November 2015
    • Tazreiter C, 2015, 'Temporariness as the new normal: time, place and space in the lives of irregular migrants', presented at Australian Political Science Association, 17 - 30 September 2015
    • Tazreiter C, 2015, 'beaming woman/woman becoming: gender in the context of irregular and undocumented migration and sexual and gender based violence', presented at Asia-Pacific Gendered Violence and Violations Conference, UNSW, 10 - 12 February 2015
    • Tazreiter C, 2011, 'Hyper-mobile humans. Crisis or myth?', presented at European Sociological Association Conference, Geneva, 07 - 10 September 2011
    • Tazreiter C, 2008, 'Social Vulnerability and Forced Migration in the West Bank: Fragile Societies and civil societies', presented at EFMSV - Conference, Bonn, 09 - 11 October 2008

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