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Season 1 Recap with Fiona Seiger & Jolynna Sinanan

Fiona Seiger & Jolynna Sinanan

Season 2 is around the corner! In anticipation to the next season, listen to Jolynna and Fiona as they recap Season 1 with their favourite sound bites.

How life experiences inspired a research career

Ien Ang

Ien Ang speaks about her research on media audiences , cultural consumption, migration and identity politics in an age of globalisation, and what her biography has got to do with it.

ICT against labour exploitation and human trafficking

Hannah Thinyane

Worldwide, almost 25 million people were in a situation of forced labour in 2016. To fight the problem, researchers developed an app.

African Youth in Waithood

Alcinda Honwana

Alcinda speaks about young Africans' aspirations to become productive and accomplished members of society, and how these aspirations get youth to mobilise, politically and across space.

Comparing Sinophobia in Singapore and Australia

Sylvia Ang & Val Colic-Peisker

Sylvia and Val speak about their work on new Chinese migrations to Singapore and Australia. We focus our conversation on one of the consequences: rising hostility towards China and its people, or Sinophobia.

Citizens in Motion and Chinese diaspora engagement

Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho

Based on multi-sited research, Elaine explores the very different ways in which Chinese overseas relate to their countries of citizenship, to mainland China, and to other cohorts of Chinese emigrants.

Transnational families, media, and care across distance

Loretta 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.