Karien Dekker, Thornbury

“I was teaching social planning … I’ve gotten used to the Australian-English accent but in my first weeks I had real trouble understanding some of the [students], especially those from regional Victoria.”

“Because I do so much research about how disruptive migration can be for your networks, I was very much aware of the dangers.”

Karien Dekker from Thornbury talks to Sharon about her experience of migration from the Netherlands.

Listen to the interview here. Subscribe wherever good podcasts are found.

Resources: For more about Karien and her research, visit her RMIT webpage.

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Special thanks to Rambo2100 via Flickr for the photograph ‘Flinders Street’ used in the artwork and to Podington Bear for the theme music from ‘Forces’.

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