IMISCOE Web Directory - Maggi Leung
Maggi Leung is Associate Professor at the Department of Human Geography and Planning at Utrecht University. She completed her PhD at the University of Bremen in 2002. Before joining Utrecht University in 2010, she had worked at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong. From 2006 to 2007, she was affiliated with the Department of Geography at The University of Bonn as Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. Her research interests include academic (student and staff) mobility, other forms of mobilities (e.g. tourism) and migration, as well as the internationalisation of higher education. She has conducted and supervised a series of research projects in these subject areas, with support from major funding organisations in Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands and the EU. Her most recent project funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO Aspasia prize 2012) examines, among others, the nature, embodied experiences and impact of student mobility between Indonesia and China, and between Zambia and China. She has published on academic mobility and other migration-related topics in a range of leading journals, including Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Geoforum, Population, Space and Place, and Tijdschrift voor Economische and Sociale Geografie. She is well embedded in international research networks on, among other themes, migration/mobilities and development, overseas Chinese (esp. in Europe and Africa) and internationalisation of education.