Dr Ruji Auethavornpipat is a Research Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU. His core research interests are driven by the contestation of global migrant protection norms at sites of implementation, especially in Southeast Asia and Thailand. He also researches human trafficking and labour migration policies. As part of the SERABO Project, Ruji examines civil society activism in democracy and human rights protection.
Dr Maria Tanyag is a Research Fellow/Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, ANU. Maria’s research agenda is motivated by the grand challenge of understanding gendered insecurities, contestations and transformative politics in the context of multiple and intersecting crises. She focuses on the Asia-Pacific region and the Philippines in particular to analyse multiple sites where conflicts, disasters, economic recessions, health epidemics and rising fundamentalisms increasingly constitute the overlapping risks and hazards impacted by climate change.