I am a writer, researcher and publisher working across arts, academia and migration advocacy.
In 2013 I launched the Doing Our Bit advocacy campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota from 750 to 1500. The campaign became government policy in 2018. I continue to work with refugee communities on issues that affect them, most recently collaborating to highlight and help reverse racially discriminatory aspects of the annual refugee quota.
In academic space, I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies at the University of Auckland. Previously, I have lectured at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. My doctoral research focused on climate change communication, crisis-framing and urgency.