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Visiting scholars

The Centre for Global Migrations Research Theme hosts an annual Visiting Scholar. 

Details of our 2017 and 2018 Visiting Scholars can be found below.


Dr Tiffany Cone, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh

Dr Cone is an anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She will be working with Global Migrations member Dr Vivienne Anderson at the Higher Education Development Centre on a collaborative research project titled 'Rethinking the internationalisation of higher education through attention to women’s study narratives in Bangladesh and New Zealand'. 

The AUW is home to approximately 700 young women from 15 different countries throughout Asia including Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and China. The broader collaboration therefore offers an opportunity for staff and students at the University of Otago to learn from the experiences of staff at a higher education institution which has long provided education to women who have experienced war, displacement and trauma. Moreover, it will contribute to knowledge about the changing patterns of educational migration within Asia, offering insights into the impact of these changes for New Zealand.

Global Migrations is sponsoring the following events in relation to Dr Cone's visit:

Monday 30 July 2018, 9.30-1.30: Workshop on 'What does higher education internationalisation have to do with refugee resettlement?'

Thursday 2 August 2018, 12.30-1.30pm: Public lecture 'Voices from Asia: Narratives of Migrant and Refugee Women in Higher Education (Dunningham Suite, 4th floor, Dunedin City Library).

You can read more about Dr Cone and Dr Anderson's research in this article from the Otago Daily Times.


Dr Yassir Morsi, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Yassir Morsi completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in Political Science and Islamic Studies. He looked at contemporary liberal thought and its dealing of the 'Muslim Question'.

Dr Morsi is a columnist for the Guardian Australia and author of Radical Skin, Moderate Masks. He is currently a lecturer at La Trobe University in the Politics and Philosophy department.

Global Migrations is sponsoring the following events in relation to Dr Morsi's visit:

  • Thursday 29 June 2017, 12.30pm-1.30pm at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Visiting Scholar Lecture: 'Muslims "belonging" to Muslims "becoming". Free event.
  • Friday 30 June 2017, 10am-noon: Workshop for Global Migrations members on migrant narratives.
  • Sunday 2 July 2017, a talk as part of the Otago Foreign Policy School (30 June-2 July 2017).