Kathleen is a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University and research assistant on the Challenging Racism Project. Her doctoral work explores marginal vote seeking strategies and the use of anti-asylum seeker sentiment in federal election campaigns. Her research interests include asylum seekers, refugees, discourse analysis, racism and anti-racism.
Oishee Alam is a sociologist of race, with a research and teaching focus on racism, Islamophobia, racialisation, nationalism and whiteness. As a Research Fellow at the Challenging Racism Project at Western Sydney University, she is working to increase understandings of bystander responses as a means of countering racism among Australian school students.