ARC Research Fellow joins Griffith Law School

19 October 2015

Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer has joined the Griffith Law School as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.
Her Future Fellow project is called ‘Trading’ Women’s Rights in Transitions: Designing Diplomatic Interventions in Afghanistan and Myanmar.

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Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer (Photo credit: Griffith University)

“At Griffith I am inspired by the social justice foundations of the university; the commitment to human rights, gender equality and environmental sustainability; and the willingness to engage in public conversations and policy-making,’’ she said.
“I am proud to be part of a university that is Asia-facing and ready for Asia’s rise, respectful of culture and diversity and nimble and global in outlook.
“At the Griffith Law School, there is deep academic accomplishment but also a real commitment to teaching our students, and helping their lives and careers after they leave campus.
“The lawyers here also work towards justice in Queensland, they are doers and joiners and the sort of folk who speak up for human rights and the rule of law. Griffith law believes in practicing law with a global conscience.”
Associate Professor Harris-Rimmer is the author of Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of Timor Leste (Routledge, 2010) and more than 30 refereed academic works.
In 2014 she was named one of the Westpac and the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in the Global category.
She has been a board member of UN Women National Committee Australia and former president of the voluntary non-governmental organisation Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
In October 2013, Associate Professor Harris-Rimmer was appointed to the national board of the Refugee Council of Australia, and an Ambassador for the Australian Refugee Trust, and in 2014 joined the board of the International Women’s Development Agency.

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