Staff profile - Sam Balaton-Chrimes
Dr Sam Balaton-Chrimes
|Position:||Lecturer in International Studies|
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Arts & Education|
|Department:||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 92443972 +61 3 92443972|
Dr Sam Balaton-Chrimes lectures in the Bachelor of International Studies degree in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Sam has published widely in the areas of citizenship studies, ethnic politics, democracy and diversity, and corporate accountability. She is currently working on an ARC research project investigating the efficacy and legitimacy of redress avenues available to citizens whose human rights are impacted by transnational business. Sam’s geographic expertise is in Kenya, India and Indonesia.
Secretary, African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)
Member, Australian Political Studies Association
Citizenship and democracy
Cross-cultural and research ethics
Subjects and units currently teaching
AIS302 Developed and Developing Worlds
AIS101 Cross-Cultural Communication
African politics, especially Kenya and East Africa Citizenship and democracy Multiculturalism Corporate accountability India Indonesia
- Human rights
- Indigenous studies (Africa and Asia)
- Land rights and land conflicts
- Corporate accountability
Conferences and seminars
Balaton-Chrimes, S., Kate Macdonald and Shelley Marshall, ???Transnationalizing the contentious politics of corporate-led development: mobilization on a multi-level chess board, International Political Science Association Annual Conference, Madrid, July 2012. Balaton-Chrimes, S., Kate Macdonald and Shelley Marshall, ???Struggles around the public and private potentials of human rights redress processes: Communities??? use of redress mechanisms in Orissa, India???, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Annual Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A., June 2012. Balaton-Chrimes, S., Kate Macdonald and Shelley Marshall, ???Non-judicial extraterritorial redress mechanisms: civil society and networked regulation???, Citizens, civil society and the politics of ???market building??? in Asia, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Centre on Asia and Globalization, National University of Singapore, February 2012. Haines, F., Samantha Balaton-Chrimes, and Kate Macdonald, ???Globalizing safety standards: soft law, soft regulation or just whistling in the wind???? 9th colloquium of the National Research Centre for OHS Research, Australian National University, Canberra, February 2011. Balaton-Chrimes, S., Fiona Haines and Kate Macdonald, ???Beyond individual corporate liability: re-thinking business responsibility for indirect human rights harms???, The third International Global Ethics Association (IGEA) conference, University of Bristol, Bristol UK, July 2010.
Expert opinion on 2013 Kenyan Election, ‘NewsNight with Stan Grant’, SkyNews Australia, Live Cable National TV, 6 March 2013.
Awards and prizes
African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Postgraduate Prize, December 2010 Conference (AU$3000 to present paper at Monash South Africa), awarded for best postgraduate paper at the conference.
African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Postgraduate Prize, February 2008 Conference (AU$100), awarded for best postgraduate paper at the conference.
Rufus Davis Memorial Prize for Honors (Politics), School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, 2007 (AU$500), awarded for highest mark for an honors thesis in politics.
Evaluating redress mechanisms governing the human rights impact of transnational business
ARC Linkage grant with Kate Macdonald (University of Melbourne), Shelley Marshall (Monash University), Fiona Haines (University of Melbourne), Tim Connor (University of Newcastle) and Annie Delaney (Victoria University
Citizenship 'from below' and grassroots democratic processes
Land rights and land disputes, including processes of free, prior and informed consent
Agonistic democratic theory
Contestations around indigeneity and autochthony
Methodological innovations (narrative and audio-visual methods)
Refereed Journal Articles
Balaton-Chrimes, S. ‘Statelessness, identity cards and citizenship as status in the case of the Nubians of Kenya’, Citizenship Studies, Forthcoming.
Balaton-Chrimes, S. ‘Indigeneity and Kenya’s Nubians: seeking equality in difference or sameness?’, Journal of Modern African Studies,51 (2). Forthcoming
Balaton-Chrimes, S. (2011) ‘Counting as citizens: The case of the Nubians in the 2009 Kenyan census’, Ethnopolitics 10(2): 205-218.
Balaton-Chrimes, S. (2011) ‘The Nubians of Kenya and the emancipatory potential of collective recognition’, Australasian Review of African Studies 32(1): 12-31. (Winner of the 2010 postgraduate prize of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific)
Balaton-Chrimes, S. (2008) ‘Challenging the state in Africa’, Australasian Review of African Studies, 29(1&2):35-50. (winner of the 2008 postgraduate prize of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific)
Haines, F., Kate Macdonald and Samantha Balaton-Chrimes (2011) ‘Contextualizing the business responsibility to respect: How much is lost in translation?’ In The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Foundations and implementation, ed. Radu Mares, Martinus Nijhoff (Brill): Leiden.
Refereed conference papers
Balaton-Chrimes, S., Scott Brenton and Kate Macdonald ‘Market based regulation in the global economy: Consumer regulation by remote control?’ Australian Political Studies Association annual conference, Australian National University, Canberra, October 2011.
Balaton-Chrimes, S. ‘Negotiating access to ancestral land in Nairobi: The case of the Nubians of Kibera’, ECAS 2011 - 4th European Conference on African Studies, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2011.
Balaton-Chrimes, S. ‘The Nubians of Kenya and the emancipatory potential of collective recognition’ 33rd annual African Studies Association of Australia and the Asia-Pacific conference: Engaging Africa / Engaging Africans: Knowledge, representation, politics, Victoria University, Melbourne, December 2010.
Balaton-Chrimes, S., Fiona Haines and Kate Macdonald, ‘Holding the invisible hand to account? Beyond individual corporate responsibility for human rights’, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, September 2010.
Balaton-Chrimes, S. ‘Counting as citizens: The case of the Nubians in the 2009 Kenyan census’, International conference on migration, citizenship and intercultural relations, Deakin University, Melbourne, November 2009.
Balaton-Chrimes, S. ‘Statelessness in a world of nation-states’, 17th Biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia conference: Is this the Asian century?, Monash Asia Institute, Melbourne, June 2008.