Bina D’Costa works on the nexus between development, human rights and security in South Asia. She was previously the Convener of the Bachelor Program in Security Analysis with the ANU and taught at the Politics and IR program of the School of Culture, History and Languages. She is currently on sabbatical as a visiting fellow at the the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies and the Refugee Studies Center, Oxford University.
Bina has contributed to various projects in Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Thailand; and worked as a policy analyst for the Vanderbilt University, UNRISD (United Nations Research in Social Development), UNDP (United Nations Development Program), AusAID and DfID (Department for International Development, UK). She serves in the editorial board of the International Journal for Transitional Justice and is an associate editor for the International Journal of Feminist Politics.
War crimes, genocide and struggles for justice; human security, displacement and borders; gender and conflict; children and war; and political violence in social movements.