Marie McAuliffe is on leave from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and pursuing a doctorate at the Australian National University (ANU). She is a Visiting Fellow at the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a Visiting Scholar at the Population Institute at Hacettepe University in Ankara. Ms. McAuliffe has led migration research and policy teams in government and has consulted for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), as well as in the private sector, including while living in Korea, Russia, and Turkey. Between 2012–14, she directed the Australian irregular migration research program.
Ms. McAuliffe has published in peer-reviewed migration journals and policy organizations, focusing on migrant smuggling, asylum seekers and refugees, and protection in Southeast Asia. She is guest editor of a special issue on irregularity, protection, and statelessness in Southeast Asia for the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, and is co-editor of a book on irregular migration with Khalid Koser (ANU Press, forthcoming).
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Human displacement, asylum movements, refugee and stateless populations, and irregular labor migration flows have long posed challenges for Southeast Asia. This report analyzes migration flows in and through the region and the policy challenges and responses to these flows, particularly the May 2015 humanitarian crisis resulting from the maritime migration of Rohingya and Bengalis in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.