Migration Master Class

Field research
Migration research in Indonesia. Kathleen Gregson (left) interviews nurse Alina Mabel

On May 27-29, 2014, the first ever Migration Master Class was held at the University of Victoria. The three-day class was led by two experts in the field of Migration and Mobility - Jennifer Hirsch, Professor and Deputy Chair for Doctoral Studies at the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, and Heather Horst, Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne.

This Migration Master Class was designed to establish critical new veins of research in the areas of family and migration and is the opening event of the SSHRC-funded research project, Southeast Asian Women, Migration and Family in the Global Era. The goal was to bring together the research team, including graduate students, and additional experts from the west coast, to explore key issues relevent to forming social science inquiries.

Full program details and timings for the days are here. Two of the graduate students wrote blog posts at the event. To see them click here.

The event was organized by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives’ Migration & Mobility Program and was funded by SSHRC.