Charishma Ratnam

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20152020
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Personal profile

Biography

Charishma Ratnam is a Human Geographer and Research Fellow at the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. Her research spans a number of areas, primarily focusing on refugee experiences, migrant resettlement, belonging, and home-making practices. Charishma is particularly interested in developing novel research approaches including visual, ethnographic, and walking methods with participants to better understand their experiences of/in/with place(s). Charishma's current research projects focus on regional migration and resettlement in Australia and Sri Lankan refugees' experiences of home-making during resettlement in Sydney. 

 

Charishma has recently co-edited a collection on Sri Lankan Tamils in Australia (2020). Her research has also been published in Geography Compass, Emotion, Space and Society, and Urban Geography. She is the Postgraduate Councillor of the Institute of Australian Geographers. 

External positions

Postgraduate Councillor, Institute of Australian Geographers

Research area keywords

  • Human Geography
  • Migration
  • Refugees
  • Qualitative Methods

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2020 2020

  • 1 Edited Book

A Sense of Viidu: The (Re)creation of Home by the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in Australia

Kandasamy, N., Perera, N. & Ratnam, C., 2020, Palgrave Pivot.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOther

Prizes

Jim Rose Award for Best Honours Paper

Charishma Ratnam (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Outstanding Presentation by a Postgraduate Student

Charishma Ratnam (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Stockholm University

Charishma Ratnam (Visiting researcher)
Apr 2019Jun 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Home and away: The experiences of Sri Lankan refugees in Sydney

Charishma Ratnam (Invited speaker)
14 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Global Fellow

Charishma Ratnam (Member of programme committee)
11 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Researching the Homes of Sri Lankan Migrants in Australia: A Methodological Overview

Charishma Ratnam (Invited speaker), Danielle Drozdzewski (Invited speaker)
10 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Connections and Collaborations: The Global Fellows Programme on Cities of the Future

Charishma Ratnam

2/07/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

UNSW PhD candidate wins future cities challenge in London

Charishma Ratnam

2/07/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature