Migration and mobility program


The world is facing unprecedented levels of mobility and migration, and this increasing flow of workers from rural to urban areas and across country borders has deep and profound impacts on development. Once treated as separate issues, the intersections between migration and development are being increasingly recognized on the global stage.  

Our dedicated migration and mobility program brings together experts from across the globe to share expertise and knowledge of migration and mobility issues related to Asia. As a nexus for scholarly work on the topic, we publish Migration, Mobility, & Displacement an online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal.

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Migration, Mobility, & Displacement Journal

Migration, Mobility & Displacement
(MMD) is CAPI's online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, founded in 2015. It seeks to publish original and innovative scholarly articles, juried thematic essays from migrant advocacy groups and practitioners, and visual essays that speak to migration, mobility and displacement and that relate in diverse ways to the Asia-Pacific. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars and migrant advocacy groups that are publicly engaged, and who seek to address a range of issues facing migrants, mobile and displaced persons, and especially work which explores injustices and inequalities.

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Read the latest issue of MM&D 'Creating Commons', published October 2023, a special volume culminating from an online conference 'Creating Commons in an Era of Precarity' organized jointly by the CAPI and the Research Centre for the Humanities, Social and Education Science at the University of Crete.



Stateless children, parents & undocumented migration: An Indonesian case study

photo of Women holding their records of birth and immunization at a local maternal and child health centre in Lombok, Indonesia.

A field research project conducted by CAPI Visiting Scholar Leslie Butt and colleagues examining issues related to out-migration in four separate rural communities in East Lombok, Indonesia.

Southeast Asian women, migration and family in the global era

mall signs advertising services to connect with family back home

This project, led by CAPI Visiting Scholar Leslie Butt explored the impact of migration on the family lives of skilled migrant women from Indonesia who work abroad in Canada, Australia and Singapore.

Program Events

Migration and Late Capitalism conference

June 2015
University of Victoria

Migration Master Class

27-29 May, 2014
University of Victoria

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