Miss Carly Gordyn

BA (Hons 1st class)
PhD Candidate
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • International Relations 160607
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606

Research interests

  • Australia-Indonesia Relations 
  • The International Refugee Regime 
  • Refugee Policies
  • The Bali Process
  • Diplomatic History
  • Foreign Policy Analysis


Carly Gordyn is a doctoral researcher in the Department of International Relations. Her PhD examines the historical cooperation between Australia and Indonesia in managing irregular migration.

In 2018 Carly was awarded the Australian Government’s Endeavour Research Fellowship, which she spent as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta and at the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York University in Toronto. She is also the recipient of the Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant for her field research in Indonesia.

In 2014, Carly was awarded the Australian Journal of International Affairs’ Boyer Prize for her co-authored article (with Dr Amy Nethery), ‘Australia-Indonesia Cooperation on Asylum-Seekers: A Case of “Incentivised Policy Transfer”’.

Carly received a First Class Honours in 2011 from Deakin University where she majored in International Relations and Indonesian language. Prior to joining the ANU in 2014, Carly worked in Australia’s immigration detention facilities on Nauru and Christmas Island. She is also an Affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative and a member of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

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