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We Won’t Be Stopped: Refugees on Australia's Borders

Date: 07.05.2019

Time: 15.00-16.30

Place: Rynek Główny 34, room 6

Open guest lecture: Matthew Leroy

We Won’t Be Stopped: Refugees on Australia's Borders

 

Refugees, migration and asylum are words that fill newspaper headlines across the globe. In a world of globalization, the restricted mobility of certain populations is an issue often framed by the media as a threat to the nation. My research analyses the way refugees have been represented in the Australian media, and the cultural and political influences that characterize the topic.

Matthew Leroy was born in Sydney, Australia. After completing degrees in Communication Sciences, and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures he is now a lecturer and doctoral candidate at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. His fields of research are migration, and cultural studies with a particular interest in Australian studies. 
He is also the president of the Australian Academic Circle – a Vienna based network devoted to the exchange of knowledge as well as support among academics with connections to Australia.