Since 2004 Renee Dixson has been working as a human rights defender at the international and national levels. As a result of visible work, they were forced to leave the country where they lived.
The process of settling down in Australia and their position as an outsider and insider have given them an opportunity to see how discourses shaped stories around LGBTIQ+ and refugee communities.
Currently, Renee Dixson is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University. In their PhD research, Renee is building the first in the world queer digital archive of oral histories about LGBTIQ+ forced displacement.
Renee continues their work as an emerging academic and activist by trying to build bridges and make a systematic change to support LGBTIQ displaced people.