Dr. Michelle Jasmin Dimasi
Hope, Solidarity & Death at the Australian Border: Christmas Island and Asylum Seekers
Annually, forced displacement affects millions as they search for safety. Not only confronted with the risks of irregular migration, asylum seekers must navigate border politics imposed by countries seeking to deter and punish those in need. Nameless bodies that wash up on the shores globally have become a contemporary norm. As humans all deeply connected, a moral responsibility exists to understand why asylum seekers seek refuge even if the stakes of death are high.