Sara Dehm teaches and researches in the areas of public international law, international migration and refugee law, and the history and theory of international law and institutions. She is particularly interested in the past and ongoing techniques and practices that international institutions employed in administering human mobility, specifically labour migration from states in the Global South. Sara completed her PhD at the Melbourne Law School in 2017, with a thesis entitled Ordering Human Mobility: International Law, Development, Administration.
Sara joined UTS Law as a Lecturer in January 2017. She holds a BA/LLB (Hons) and PhD in International Law from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining UTS Law, Sara was a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, where she taught in the Melbourne Law Master’s program. She was also a Junior Faculty member of the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School's Doha Workshop in 2015. In 2014, she was a Visiting Fellow at UNSW Faculty of Law, and an Associate at the Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW (2015-2018).
Sara is currently a co-convenor of the advocacy network Academics for Refugees, an Associate Member of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School, and a member of the Emerging Scholars Network of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW.