Dr Loshini Naidoo is a senior lecturer in sociology in the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her academic areas of interest include social justice education, cultural diversity and difference and transnationalism. Her current research is related to internationalization of higher education, refugee and indigenous issues particularly literacy amongst newly arrived refugees in Greater Western Sydney secondary schools and literacy needs of Aboriginal students in Tennant Creek High, Northern Territory. She was a recipient of the Vice Chancellor\'s Award for Excellence in Community Engagement. She also received a citation from the Australian Teaching Learning Council for her outstanding contribution to student learning (2009); an ALTC team winner for a program that enhances learning (2010) and an ALTC Teaching Excellence award in 2011.