Claudia Tazreiter

Associate Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor

Claudia Tazreiter is a Associate Professor 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)

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

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Tazreiter C, 2016, Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific. Transnational Lives, human rights and State control, Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security, Palgrave, UK
2016
Tazreiter C; Siew Yean T, (ed.), 2013, Globalization and Social Transformation in the Asia Pacific. The Australian and Malaysian Experience., 1, Palgrave, UK
2013
Tazreiter C, 2004, Asylum Seekers and the State. The Politics of Protection in a Security-Conscious World, 1st, Ashgate, Aldershot
2004
Book Chapters
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Tazreiter C, 2019, 'Suffering and its Depiction through Visual Culture: How Refugees are Turned into Enemies and Figures of Hatred – The Australian Case', in Agnew V; Konuk K; Newman J (ed.), , Transcript Verlag, Berlin
2019
Tazreiter C, 2019, 'Postcolonial imagination and art in activism and counter narratives of collective memory', in Miyamoto B; Ruiz M (ed.), , Manchester University Press, UK
2019
Tazreiter C, 2019, 'Amnesia as a politics of erasure. Contemporary Austrian identities and the traces of past horrors in everyday life', in Gržinić M; Utz S (ed.), , Cambridge Scholars, UK
2019
Tazreiter C, 2018, 'Narratives of Crisis Migration and the Power of Visual Culture', in Menjívar C; Ruiz M; Ness I (ed.), , Oxford UP, UK, pp. 618 - 634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190856908.013.50
2018
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
2017
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, pp. 371 - 384
2017
Tazreiter C; Martin G, 2017, 'Seeking Asylum in Australia: the Role of Emotion and Narrative in State and Civil Society Responses', in Brotherton D; Kretsedemas P (ed.), Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment Detention, Deportation, and Border Control, Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 97 - 115
2017
Pickering S; Segrave M; Tazreiter C; Weber L, 2016, 'Migration control and human security', in , pp. 535 - 562, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315613239
2016
Tazreiter C, 2014, '(Un)knowing and ambivalence in migration: temporary migration status and its impacts on the everyday life of insecure communities', in Pickering S; Ham J (ed.), The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, Routledge, Sydney, pp. 193 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203385562
2014
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
2014
Tazreiter C; Tham SY, 2013, '‘Globalization as localized experience, adaptation and resistance. An introduction’', in Tazreiter C; Siew Yean T (ed.), Globalization and Social Transformation in the Asia-Pacific: The Australian and Malayasian Experience, edn. 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 1 - 11
2013
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
2013
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. 1st, Cambridge Scholars, United Kingdom, pp. 128 - 139, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/60216
2013
Tazreiter C, 2013, 'Migration Control and Human Security', in Juss SS (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 535 - 561, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754671886%20(Copyright%20details%20available)
2013
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
2013
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
2013
Tazreiter C, 2012, 'The politics of asylum and identities in exile. Negotiating place and meaning', in Ghosh D; Hayes A; Mason R (ed.), Cultures in Refuge. Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 31 - 48
2012
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
2008
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
2006
Tazreiter C, 2005, 'Asylum Seekers as Pariahs in the Australian State', in Borjas GJ; Crisp J (ed.), Poverty, International Migration and Asylum, edn. Studies in Development Economics and Policy, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 371 - 388, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000280927400018&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2005
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
2004
Conference Papers
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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 July 2014 - 19 July 2014
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 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
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 July 2014 - 19 July 2014
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
2011
Tazreiter C, 2010, 'STRENGTHENING HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH ‘ROOTED COSMOPOLITANISM’', in APSA conference proceedings, Australian Political Science Association, Australia, presented at Australian Political Science Association, Melbourne, 27 September 2010 - 29 September 2010, http://apsa2010.com.au/full-papers.php
2010
Tazreiter C, 2010, 'Collective memory and reconciled futures. Contemporary debates on belonging and citizenship', in proceedings of the NationalIndigenous Policy Dialogue, UNSW, Sydney, 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
2010
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 2009 - 02 July 2009
2009
Tazreiter C, 2009, 'Towards the Elimination of Violence Against Women', in Proceedings of the Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2009, Australian Political Studies Association, Australia, presented at Australian Political Science Association, Sydney, 27 September 2009 - 30 September 2009, http://www.pol.mq.edu.au/apsa/refereed_papers.html
2009
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 April 2009 - 03 April 2009
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 July 2005 - 08 July 2005
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 December 2001 - 15 December 2001
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 December 1999 - 06 December 1999
2000
Conference Presentations
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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 2016 - 14 June 2016
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 Migrations', presented at Third International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria, 10 July 2016 - 14 July 2016
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 April 2016 - 06 April 2016
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 April 2016 - 08 April 2016
2016
Tazreiter C, 2015, 'Performing hybridity of cultures through border crossing', presented at Journal of Intercultural Studies Inaugural Conference, New York, 19 November 2015 - 20 November 2015
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 September 2015 - 30 September 2015
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 February 2015 - 12 February 2015
2015
Tazreiter C, 2015, 'Have our souls been lost at sea? Affect, Maritime borders and sociological imagination', presented at European Sociological Association Conference, 25 August 2015 - 28 August 2015
2015
Tazreiter C, 2011, 'Hyper-mobile humans. Crisis or myth?', presented at European Sociological Association Conference, Geneva, 07 September 2011 - 10 September 2011
2011
Tazreiter C, 2008, 'Social Vulnerability and Forced Migration in the West Bank: Fragile Societies and civil societies', presented at EFMSV - Conference, Bonn, 09 October 2008 - 11 October 2008
2008
Journal articles
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Tazreiter C, 2019, 'Temporary migrants as an uneasy presence in immigrant societies: Reflections on ambivalence in Australia', International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. 60, pp. 91 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020715219835891
2019
Tazreiter C, 2018, 'Rethinking Border Control for a Globalizing World: A Preferred Future', CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, vol. 26, pp. 315 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10612-018-9388-9
2018
Tazreiter C, 2017, 'The unlucky in the ‘lucky country’: asylum seekers, irregular migrants and refugees and Australia’s politics of disappearance', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 23, pp. 242 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2017.1372039
2017
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
2017
Tazreiter C, 2015, 'Lifeboat politics in the Pacific: Affect and the ripples and shimmers of a migrant saturated future', Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 16, pp. 99 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2015.04.002
2015
Tazreiter C; Tazreiter C; McKernan H, 2015, 'Mixed methods in the context of temporary migration', Journal of Mixed Methods Research
2015
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
2015
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://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323-238X.2013.11882137
2013
Tazreiter C, 2013, '‘Borderzones, rights and security’', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323-238X.2013.11882131
2013
Tazreiter C, 2012, 'The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 18, pp. 189 - 191
2012
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
2011
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
2010
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
2010
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, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000251440300014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2007
Tazreiter C, 2007, 'Newcomers, past and present', Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 41, pp. 542 - 545
2007
Tazreiter C, 2006, 'Security Borders: Detention and Deportation in Canada', Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 19, pp. 129 - 131
2006
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2006.11910811
2006
Tazreiter C, 2005, 'Human Rights Issues in the Return of Asylum Seekers', Human Rights Defender, vol. 14, pp. 18 - 20
2005
Tazreiter C, 2004, 'Global Migration', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 39
2004
Tazreiter C, 2004, 'Migration: The boundaries of equality and justice', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 39, pp. 679 - 680, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000225835800038&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2004
Tazreiter C, 2003, 'The Things We Rely On', Spectrum- The Sydney Morning Herald, vol. May, pp. 8 - 9
2003
Tazreiter C, 2002, 'History, memory and the stranger in the practice of detention in Australia', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 26, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443050209387733
2002
Tazreiter C, 2000, 'Balancing acts: Non-government organisations between independence and incorporation', Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Limited, pp. 89 - 104
2000
Reports
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Tazreiter C; Pickering S; Powell R, 2017, Rohingya women in Malaysia: decision-making and information sharing in the course of irregular migration, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Italy, EUI Working Papers European University Institute Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Global Governance Programme, RSCAS 2017/55, http://hdl.handle.net/1814/48624
2017
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
2015