Dean Lusher - Founding Member, Coorinator 2005 – 2008

DEAN LUSHER was a founding member of RAS in 2004 and Coordinator of the group from 2005 to 2008. He is a Lecturer in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology, and conducts research into diversity and social inclusion, community resilience, social hierarchies and social norms, all with an eye towards social justice. In conjunction with Nick Haslam he co-edited the book Yearning to Breathe Free: Seeking Asylum in Australia (Federation Press, 2007) which critiques Australia's policies towards asylum seekers.