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Ruth Balint

Ruth Balint is a senior lecturer in History in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales.


About Ruth Balint

Ruth Balint is a senior lecturer in History in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales. She has published widely on displacement, refugees and migration, and has also made documentaries for radio and television, including her 2014 documentary The Somerton Man: A Mystery in Four Parts for ABC Radio National. She is the author of Troubled Waters: Borders, Boundaries and Possession in the Timor Sea.


Articles about Ruth Balint

Articles by Ruth Balint

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The Greatest Crime: They Cannot Take The Sky

They Cannot Take the Sky gathers thirty-five stories of men and women who have experienced Australia’s detention regime. Some are now living in Australia and others remain locked up. Each oral history, told to one of the book’s editors, transcribed and translated, bears witness to the resilience of the human spirit and to its fragility. Together these stories are a condemnation of the border policies that have permitted the long-term incarceration and criminalisation of refugees and asylum seekers.