Human cross-border migration has been observed to be the defining characteristic of humanity in the contemporary era. Such is the normality of migration for people that the term mobility is offered to refer to this fundamental element of the human condition.

Almost every country in the world is now affected by migration, with the UN estimating about 1 billion migrants worldwide in 2009-10; in other words, one in seven people on the planet were living outside their country or region of origin. In addition to long-term displacements, many persons migrate on a seasonal or temporary basis too.

This mobility has diverse causes and wide-ranging effects, is conditioned by a multitude of concrete and more abstract forces, and is experienced very differently by different people. The study of migration and mobility, and its consequence of social diversity, is a key component of our understanding of almost every social and political phenomenon in our world today.

Recent Publications

2018

Book chapters

Sandy, L. (2018) Human Trafficking on the Global Periphery: A Terrible Spectacle. In Carrington, K., Hogg, R., Scott, J., & Sozzo, M. (eds), Palgrave Handbook on Criminology and the Global South. Palgrave, pp. 347-367.

Sandy, L. (In press) Sex Work. In Hilary Callan (ed.), International Encyclopaedia of Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Journal Articles

Hawkes, G. L. (2018) “Indigenous masculinity in sport: the power and pitfalls of rugby league for Australia’s Pacific Island diaspora.” Leisure Studies.

2017

Book Chapters

Colic-Peisker, V. 2017, ‘Cosmopolitanism vs. capitalism: A very Australia juxtaposition’, in Critical Reflections on Migration, ‘Race’ and Multiculturalism, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 194-208 ISBN: 9781317291077

Dekker, K.,Kamerling, M. (2017). Social skills scores: The impact of primary school population characteristics and parental involvement In: Journal for Multicultural Education, 11, 275 – 286

Sandy, L. (2017) Globalization and Gender Frontiers. In Pool-Funai, A., Roy, R., & Farazamand, A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. Springer.

Ziguras, C. Pham, A. and Chantarin, S. 2017, ‘International influences on Vietnamese higher education: French and Soviet legacies meet contemporary globalism’, in Higher Education in the Asian Century, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 95-106 ISBN: 9781138831810

Commissioned Reports

Colic-Peisker, V.,Dekker, K. (2017). Religious visibility, disadvantage and bridging social capital: a comparative investigation of multicultural localities in Melbourne’s north In: Islamic Council of Victoria, City of Hume, City of Moreland Melbourne, Australia

Journal Articles

Bergantz, A. (2017). National history and migrant history after the transnational turn: the French in Australia and the articulation of Frenchness In: E-rea, 14, 1 – 11

Colic-Peisker, V. 2017, ‘Ideology and utopia: Historic crisis of economic rationality and the role of public sociology’, in Journal of Sociology, Sage, United Kingdom, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 145-161 ISSN: 1741-2978

Gilliland, A. and Halilovich, H. 2017, ‘Migrating memories: transdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to teaching about diasporic memory, identity and human rights in archival studies‘, in Archival Science: International Journal on Recorded Information, Springer International, Netherlands, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 79-96 ISSN: 1389-0166

Hawkes, G. L., D. Pollock, B. Judd, P. Phipps and E. Assoulin. 2017. “Ngapartji Ngapartji: Finding Ethical Approaches to Research Involving Indigenous Peoples, Australian perspectives.” ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations’ and First Peoples’ Cultures 1 (1): 17-41.

Hebbani, A. Colic-Peisker, V. and Mackinnon, M. 2017, ‘Know thy Neighbour: Residential Integration and Social Bridging among Refugee Settlers in Greater Brisbane’, in Journal of Refugee Studies, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 1-22 ISSN: 0951-6328

Mejia, G.,Pink, S. (2017). Entangled belonging: Barcelona-to-Melbourne professional transient migrants In: Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 1, 85 – 100.

Mikola, M.,Colic-Peisker, V.,Dekker, K. (2016). A community of mourners: collective sentiment, national belonging and the Muslim ‘other’ after the ‘Sydney siege’ In: Australian Geographer, 47, 325 – 339

Obijiofor, L. Colic-Peisker, V. and Hebbani, A. 2017, ‘Methodological and Ethical Challenges in Partnering for Refugee Research: Evidence From Two Australian Studies’, in Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Routledge, United States, pp. 1-18 ISSN: 1556-2948

Others

Sandy, L., Powell, A., Meenagh, J., & O’Neill, T. (2017). Evidence review of respectful relationships resources. Report prepared for VicHealth. Melbourne: RMIT University.

2016

Book Chapters

Halilovich, H. 2016, ‘Lessons from Srebrenica: The United Nations after Bosnia‘, in The United Nations and Genocide, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States, pp. 77-99 ISBN: 9781137484482

Kath, E. 2016, ‘On transculturation: Reenacting and remaking Latin American dance and music in foreign lands’, in Narratives of Globalization: Reflections on the Global Condition, Rowman and Littlefield International, London, United Kingdom, pp. 21-37 ISBN: 9781783484423

Kath, E. 2016, ‘Australia and Latin America in a global era’, in Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Changing Global Landscape, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States, pp. 1-14 ISBN: 9781137501912

Urribarri, R. Perez De Leon, V. Favoretto, M. Kath, E. Sinclair, J. and Fergusson, A. 2016, ‘A tale of two waves: Latin American migration to Australia’, in Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in a Changing Global Landscape, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States, pp. 15-33 ISBN: 9781137501912

Ziguras, C. 2016, ‘And fairness for all? Equity and the international student cohort’, in Student Equity in Australian Higher Education, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 207-220 ISBN: 9789811003158

Ziguras, C. 2016, ‘The expansion of cross-border graduate education in the Asia Pacific: Developmental and financial challenges’, in Asia Pacific graduate education, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States, pp. 19-35 ISBN: 9781137547828

Ziguras, C. 2016, ‘Globalization and the transformation of Asian higher education’, in The Palgrave Handbook of Asia Pacific Higher Education, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States, pp. 73-88 ISBN: 9781137487384

Ziguras, C. and Pham, A. 2016, ‘Internationalization of higher education in Vietnam: Moving towards interdependence’, in The Globalization of Internationalization, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 131-141 ISBN: 9781315657547

Journal Articles

Colic-Peisker, V.,Mikola, M.,Dekker, K. (2016). A multicultural nation and its (Muslim) ther? Political leadership and media reporting in the wake of the ‘Sydney Siege’ In: Journal of Intercultural Studies, 37, 373 – 389

Findling, J.,Heydon, G. (2016). Questioning the evidence: A case for best-practice models of interviewing in the Refugee Review Tribunal  Journal of Judicial Administration, 26, 19 – 30

Halilovich, H. 2016, ‘Re-imaging and re-imagining the past after ‘memoricide’: intimate archives as inscribed memories of the missing’, in Archival Science, Springer Netherlands, Netherlands, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 77-92 ISSN: 1389-0166

Mikola, M. Colic-Peisker, V. and Dekker, K. 2016, ‘A community of mourners: collective sentiment, national belonging and the Muslim ‘other’ after the ‘Sydney siege”, in Australian Geographer, Routledge, United Kingdom, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 325-339 ISSN: 1465-3311

O’Dwyer, M. and Colic-Peisker, V. 2016, ‘Facilitating the professional transitions of migrants in Australia. Does gender matter?’, in The Australian Journal of Social Issues, Australian Social Policy Association, Australia, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 47-66 ISSN: 0157-6321

Mejia, G. (2016). Language usage and culture maintenance: a study of Spanish-speaking immigrant mothers in Australia In: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 37, 23 – 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projects

‘Changing the score’: an Australia-Brazil reconciliation exchange

This action research project focused on an intercultural exchange that would provide opportunities for mutual learning between Australians and Brazilians.

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Mapping of BiH diaspora in Australia

Hariz Halilovic worked on a project with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The project looked at developing methods for mapping Boznia and Herzegovina (BiH) diaspora within Australia.

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Key People

Researchers

Associate Professor Hariz Halilovich

Associate Professor Hariz Halilovich

Principal Research Fellow

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Dr Larissa Sandy

Dr Larissa Sandy

Lecturer

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Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker

Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker

Associate Professor

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Associate Professor Georgina Heydon

Associate Professor Georgina Heydon

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Elizabeth Kath

Dr Elizabeth Kath

Senior Lecturer

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Associate Professor Karien Dekker

Associate Professor Karien Dekker

Associate Professor

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Professor Chris Ziguras

Professor Chris Ziguras

Deputy Dean

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Dr Peter Phipps

Dr Peter Phipps

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Glenda Mejia

Dr Glenda Mejia

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Iris Kucuk

Dr Iris Kucuk

Research Fellow

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Dr Tuba Boz

Dr Tuba Boz

Researcher

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Events

The Migration and Mobility Research Network (MMRN) Presents: The Intersection of Gender and Ethnicity in the Aged Care and Childcare Migrant Workforce

This presentation draws from PhD research which examines the career trajectories of aged care and childcare workers who migrated to Australia with their partners or other family members, with post-school qualifications and an employment history unrelated to paid carework. Through the analysis of in-depth interviews with mainly women workers, I examine the institutional influences on […]

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The Migration and Mobility Research Network (MMRN) Presents: Policies Designed to Fail: Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan and Germany

In the light of rapid population aging, one of the most pressing policy issues in Japan and Germany is how to provide health-caregiving to the elderly. Only recently, both countries have opened their domestic labour markets to international health-care professionals. On paper, both newly established migration schemes read like a turn toward an open-door migration […]

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Transnational Education in the United Arab Emirates and the Drive to Attract Foreign Universities and Students

The Middle East is of increasing interest to Transnational Education (TNE) researchers and yet there is little concrete data as to activity, motivation and strategic direction. The UAE has demonstrated a clear drive to develop its transnational education provision and has attracted significant foreign providers in this regard. As the UAE seeks to develop sustainable […]

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The Migration and Mobility Research Network (MMRN) Presents: W.E.I.R.D. and E.E.R.I.E.: Social Inclusion in the Japanese ‘Collectivist Economy’

Many social norms and economic practices observed in Japan fundamentally differ from those in the West. These norms and practices, while interesting in themselves from a socio-economic point of view, pose a substantial hurdle to effective social inclusion and thus to revitalization of Japan’s aging economy. Let us address and discuss three interrelated issues crucial […]

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MMRN Workshop:  Islamophobia: Origins, Effects and Policy Responses

Convenors: Karien Dekker & Val Colic Peisker Supported by the School of GUSS and Social and Global Studies Centre (SGSC), RMIT

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Missing People, Missing Stories and the Creation of Cyber Villages After the Bosnian Genocide

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