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My research investigates the interplay of regulatory levels (local to global) in migration and refugee policy in a comparative perspective, with a current focus on refugees' participation in the labour market, the governance of refugee resettlement and the local integration of international students. I have published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Refuge, Brussels Studies, the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion and am the co-editor of Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics and Humanitarian Governance (with Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Berghahn Books, 2018) and Australian Politics and Policy (with Peter Chen et al., Sydney University Press, 2019.

I hold a PhD in Politics from Macquarie University and the University of Leipzig, Germany (2012) and have done postdoctoral research at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), Université de Montréal, Canada (2015-2016)  and the Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality (GERME), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2016-2017).

I have been a Faculty member at Macquarie University since July 2017 and am currently the Director of the Master of Research (MRes) in Politics and International Relations.

Research interests

refugee and immigration policy; labour market participation; multi-level governance; comparative politics; power; humanitarianism


Member and co-organiser of the Task Force Global Research Collaboration in Forced Migration Studies, Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung, Germany

Scientific Collaborator, Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

External Affiliate, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway

External Affiliate, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada


POIR2100: Immigration Politics and Policies

POIR8000/POIX8000: Policy Design: Concepts and Case Studies

POIR8990: MRes Politics and International Relations Research Frontiers II

Community engagement

Community member, City of Ryde Multicultural Advisory Committee

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Outputs 2008 2019

Active refugee admission policies in Europe: exploring an emerging research field

Welfens, N., Engler, M., Garnier, A., Endres de Oliveira, P. & Kleist, J. O., 13 May 2019, Fluchtforschungsblog.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contributionResearch

Open Access
field research
migration research
political goal

Australian politics and policy

Chen, P. J. (ed.), Barry, N. (ed.), Butcher, J. R. (ed.), Clune, D. (ed.), Cook, I. (ed.), Garnier, A. (ed.), Haigh, Y. (ed.), Motta, S. C. (ed.) & Tafalga, M. (ed.), 1 Nov 2019, Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press. 743 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

Open Access
public policy
political sociology


Barry, N., Butcher, J. R., Chen, P. J., Clune, D., Cook, I., Garnier, A., Haigh, Y., Motta, S. C. & Tafalga, M., 1 Nov 2019, Australian politics and policy. Chen, P. J., Barry, N., Butcher, J. R., Clune, D., Cook, I., Garnier, A., Haigh, Y., Motta, S. C. & Taflaga, M. (eds.). Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press, p. 3-17 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Labour market participation of refugees and asylum seekers in Brussels: innovation and institutional complementarity

Garnier, A. & Piva, A., 27 May 2019, In : Brussels Studies. 135, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
asylum seeker
labor market

Réfugiés et marché du travail à Bruxelles: innovations institutionnelles dans le context de la «crise de l'accueil»

Garnier, A. & Piva, A., 2019, Dynamiques de formalisation et d'informalisation dans l'étude des migrations. Blais, N., Fois, M. & Roblain, A. (eds.). Geneva: Universite de Geneve, p. 127-142 16 p. (Sociograph - Sociological Research Studies; no. 42).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2013 2019

  • 6 Invited talk
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Oral presentation

Supporting refugee employment: local dynamics in Australia, Belgium and Canada

Adele Garnier (Speaker)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Victims, survivors, innocents? Exploring the mobilisation of vulnerability in policy and law 2018

Sonya Willis (Organiser), Francesca Dominello (Organiser), Adele Garnier (Organiser), Teresa Somes (Organiser)
23 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Religion and the Humanitarian Governance of Refugee Resettlement

Adele Garnier (Speaker)
8 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

L'intégration professionnelle des réfugiés dans la région de Montréal: facteurs institutionnels et individuels

Adele Garnier (Speaker)
28 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

New Book on Refugee Crisis

Adele Garnier


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment