Research and Evaluation Specialist (Migration)
Bina D’Costa joined the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in 2016. Her research interests span migration, children and conflict, gender, human rights and justice. She has undertaken studies on refugees, stateless communities and IDPs, and has provided inputs and technical advice to Human Rights bodies, UN agencies and NGOs. Her publications include books- Children and Violence: The Politics of Conflict in South Asia (editor, Cambridge University Press, 2016); Children and Global Conflict (co-authored, Cambridge University Press, 2015); Nationbuilding, Gender and War Crimes in South Asia (Routledge, 2011, 2013); Marginalistation and Impunity: Violence against Women and Girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTC and IWGIA, 2014, 2016); and Gender and the Global Politics of the Asia-Pacific (co-editor, Palgrave, 2010).
She joins us from the Australian National University where she was an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs. Bina has held visiting fellowships at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva (2012-14); the Refugee Studies Center, Oxford University (2011-12) and the Global Justice Center, New York (2008). Bina is currently finishing a book with John Braithwaite titled 'Cascades of Violence in South Asia’.