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Un-thinking Asian Migrations: Spaces of flows and intersections

un-thinking

Commerce Building, Second Floor, Room 2.07
25-26 August 2014, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

This conference sets out to question and challenge current Asian migration studies. It aims to build upon the interdisciplinary foundations inherent in the field and, as the area begins to reach maturity, suggests that there is now a need to broaden, re-think and more importantly, un-think how Asian migration studies are currently conceived. The conference proposes that a broadening of the concept of migration should encompass the movement of ideas, cultures, and objects (as well as people) to offer new, different and fruitful avenues of research that embrace the diversity of scholarship in this field.

We are delighted to welcome two keynote speakers

  • Associate Professor Eric C. Thompson (Chair of Graduate Studies, 
Department of Sociology, 
National University of Singapore)
  • Professor D. Parthasarathy (South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore/Sociology, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)

Programme and abstracts