The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) is an innovative virtual research centre that connects Australian and international stakeholders to high quality, independent and cutting edge research on border crossings.
Based at Monash University, BOb draws together an international network of critical criminologists and researchers from related disciplines who work in connection with key NGOs to examine border crossings and irregular migration differently, putting the experiences of human beings at the centre.
BOb is built on a strong foundation of empirical research. Our researchers adopt inter-disciplinary social science approaches to research irregular migration and border control.
Our research seeks to transform knowledge and develop new ways of thinking, bringing new insights into policy debates associated with irregular migration and border control.
Our Research Agenda includes:
- External Border Control
- Internal Border Control
- Trafficking and Labour Exploitation
- Global Conflict and Gender Security