Claudia Tazreiter is associate professor of sociology at UNSW, Sydney and an associate of the Australian Human Rights Centre. Her research focuses on the social and affective impacts of forced and irregular migration, on human rights culture, the role of civil society in social change and gender in migration. She is the author of numerous books and more than 60 journal articles and book chapters, and is the managing editor of The Australian Journal of Human Rights. Claudia has had visiting appointments at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, City University New Work CUNY and the Centre for International Studies (CERI) Science Po, and is a fellow at the Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies.