Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Timor-Leste - COI

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Dr Kelly Cristiane da Silva

Email: kellysaatuol [dot] com [dot] br

Dr Kelly Cristiane da Silva has been teaching anthropology at the University of Brasilia (UnB) since 2005. She finished her Ph.D in Social Anthropology in 2004 at the UnB, where she presented her thesis 'Paradoxos da Autodeterminação: A construção do Estado nacional e práticas da ONU em Timor-Leste' (Paradoxes of Self Determination: State Formation and UN practices in East Timor). Since 2002 she has carried out research related to urban East Timor focusing on elites, politics and culture.

Dr Sara Niner

Email: sara [dot] nineratmonash [dot] edu

Dr Sara Niner is a Research Fellow and teaching associate with the School of Social and Political Inquiry at Monash University. She spent many years working with East Timorese refugees in Australia followed by many years working and researching in Timor-Leste and is widely published in this field. Her current research focus is gender roles in the post-conflict environment of Timor-Leste. Please visit http://saraniner.blogspot.com for more information.