Humans of the Arts - Adele Garnier

Humans of the Arts - Adele Garnier

Humans of the Arts - Adele Garnier

Dr Adele Garnier, lecturer in politics and public policy, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations.

“My main research project looks into refugee employment support in three cities in New South Wales. Refugee employment support is an important issue because unemployment is very high among refugees, which is not only a major worry for refugees. It can also negatively affect the perception of refugees by hosting populations, and decrease political will to admit refugees in the future. I believe that my research can help us better understand the issue and show what different countries and local communities can learn from each other.

I am French, but I have spent years living in Germany, as well as Canada and Belgium. I guess that I am a bit of a travelling academic. So is my husband William, who I met in Sydney through a friend working at Macquarie University while I was a casual lecturer here after finishing my PhD, and he was doing his PhD here. My son Victor was born in Montreal and following his parents, has already lived in three countries and speaks French, Flemish and English.

The last few years have been a whirlwind and now it’s all about balancing work and family life, and as a lecturer, balancing research and teaching. I have been really fortunate to link my research and my teaching, and there is strong student interest in immigration policies and politics.”

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