Lunchtime Discovery event with Alison Reid

Alison Kim Reid

Alison Reid

"Bandaids in a Battlefield":  The Anthropology of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support in Australia

Come along to this Friends of the Library Lunchtime Discovery event. Alison Reid was the winner of the 2022 Hugh Martin Weir Prize which is awarded to encourage study and research, including use of the Barr Smith Library collections, into any aspect of Australia's involvement in war, or the treatment of prisoners of war in any conflict, including the impact on those persons involved, their families, and/or their communities.

Alison has completed a PhD in Anthropology at University of Adelaide. Her research provides insight into the motivations and experiences of refugee and asylum seeker supporters who are often providing critical support to people who have fled circumstances of war, conflict, violence, torture, and trauma. It explores the impacts of experiences and responses to support work on organisational cultures in the advocacy sector as well as on grassroots community organisations and individuals. The purpose is to inform the development of practical strategies that organisations and individuals can adopt to enhance the well being and resilience of supporters working in this sector, leading to the sustainability of this important work.

WHEN: Monday 31 July 2023 

TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (doors open 12:30 pm, tea and coffee available)

WHERE: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Level 3, Barr Smith Library (directly opposite the bridge entrance to the Library and Hub Central)

ENTRY: General admission $10.00 (inc GST), students free

BOOKINGS: Book online

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