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Carly Gordyn is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Her research examines the historical cooperation between Australia and Indonesia in managing irregular migration and the utility of trust in Foreign Policy Analysis.

Prior to commencing at ANU, Carly worked in the Australian public service and held roles in Australia’s immigration detention facilities on Nauru and Christmas Island. She is also an Affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative.

Carly’s research has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Ann Bates Postgraduate Prize for Indonesian Studies, the Australian Government’s Endeavour Research Fellowship and the Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant. She was also the joint recipient of the Australian Journal of International Affairs’ Boyer Prize for her co-authored article (with Dr Amy Nethery), ‘Australia-Indonesia Cooperation on Asylum-Seekers: A Case of “Incentivised Policy Transfer”’.

Carly previously held visiting fellowships at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta; the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York University, Toronto; the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), the Netherlands; and the Habibie Centre, Jakarta.

Education/Academic qualification

International, Political and Strategic Studies, PhD, A Bridge over Troubled Waters: A Historical Analysis of the Australia-Indonesia Relationship Through the Lens of Irregular Migration


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