Jennifer Maturi is a PhD candidate in anthropology in the University of Queensland’s School of Social Science.
Her research is exploring the effects that gender equality campaigns aiming to address domestic violence have on refugees in resettlement in Australia. It is focused on non-governmental organisations, social policy and the inclusion and exclusion of certain groups by social movements.
Before pursuing her PhD, Jennifer worked in human service for 15 years, the majority of those years spent working in domestic violence and refugee settlement organisations. Up until January 2020, she had been working for a domestic violence organisation in Brisbane, Australia, for three years doing direct crisis support and working in the domestic violence specialist courts. Before that, Jennifer worked in refugee settlement in Brisbane for seven years, and has also been employed in combating domestic violence and at a feminist organisation supporting young homeless women.