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Lecturer in History, University of Sydney

Dr Niro Kandasamy is a Lecturer in History at the University of Sydney. Under the supervision of Professor Joy Damousi and Dr Jordana Silverstein, she completed her PhD in 2019 as part of Professor Damousi's ARC Laureate Fellowship project "Child Refugees in Australia and Internationalism: 1920 to the Present". She was a student visiting fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, the University of Oxford in 2018. She is co-editor of 'A Sense of Viidu: The (Re)creation of Home by the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in Australia' (2020) - the first compilation of the resettlement experiences of the Tamil diaspora in Australia.


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 2020–2021
    Lecturer, Australian Catholic University
  • 2017–2019
    Tutor, University of Melbourne


  • 2019 
    University of Melbourne, PhD

Research Areas

  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Migration (160303)
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific (160606)