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Lecturer in History, University of Sydney

Dr Niro Kandasamy is a Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities, 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". Before joining the University of Sydney in 2022, she was teaching in Melbourne and held senior research roles in non-government organisations. She has held visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford and York University, and has been interviewed on the BBC, ABC, SBS, and numerous other media. She is currently interested in exploring state and civil society responses to conflicts in the Indian Ocean region during the twentieth century.


  • 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

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