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Transnational families, media, and care across distance

Lorette Baldassar

Until the end of the past century, visits, phone calls, letters, and remittances were common means to upholding relationships across distance and showing care. Today, mobile devices and fast internet connections open new avenues to stay in touch across distance.

The Floating Population in China

Xinyuan Wang

Jolynna Sinanan spoke to Xinyuan Wang about her work with temporary, low-wage workers in Chinese factory towns, looking at, what she calls “the human face of Made in china”.

Misconceptions about migration and development

Melissa Siegel

In this episode I speak to Melissa Siegel about the aspirations that drive people's decisions to live elsewhere. Through her research, Melissa debunks the idea that people migrate only to escape poverty and conflict, and that development in sending countries reduces emigration.

Educational mobilities of Chinese students

Cora Xu

People move abroad for many reasons, one being education. Jamie spoke to Cora Xu about the educational mobilities of Chinese university students.

Polish LGBTQ migrants in the UK

Lucasz Szulc

When we think about why people migrate, we often think of push and pull factors. In this episode Jamie Coates interviews Lukasz Szulc, whose research with LGBTQ migrants shows that gender identity and sexual orientation, too, can play a role in migration decisions and experiences.

Introduction Season 1

Jolynna and Fiona

Fiona and Jolynna tell you what you can expect from the first Season of the Migration Podcast, ranging from the question ‘why do people migrate’ to ‘who is involved?’.

Fiona Seiger

Producer

Introducing ‘The Migration Podcast’