Transient Migration in the Asia-Pacific Symposium Program


The Symposium will be held on 12th November 2015 at:
RMIT University’s Storey Hall (Auditorium and Conference Rooms 1 & 2)

Please see link below for location:
RMIT City Campus

Papers run for no more than 20 min each with 10 min Q & A at the end of each panel.
Abstracts and bios can be downloaded here: Transient Migrant Symposium Abstracts
8.15am Registration and Breakfast  Foyer of Auditorium
8.45am Welcome: AuditoriumDr. Cat Gomes
9.00am – 9.45am Keynote: AuditoriumProf. Kirpal Singh
Identities in Transition: The Challenge of Global Work
9.45am – 10.30am Keynote: AuditoriumA/Prof. Fran Martin
Media, Place, and National Publics: Chinese International
Students in Translocal Networks
10.30am – 10.45am Break
10.45am – 12.15pm Parallel Sessions: Identity, Belonging and Aspirations (Green Brain Conference Room)
Chair- Prof. Kirpal Singh
Dr. Bernardo Figueiredo, RMIT University
‘Transient skilled migrants: identity construction and inversion of belonging in consumptionscapes
Dr. Rebecca Olive, University of Waikato
‘Moving to the home of cycling: Regional migration and elite sport
Dr. Ly Tran, Deakin University
Mere ‘PR hunter’ as an imposed transnational identity and
international students’ agency in the migration-education nexus
Dr. Michiel Baas, Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore
‘Middling’ Mobility and the Space In-Between: Professional
Migrants from India in Singapore and Australia

Methodologies and Mobility (Audditorium)
Chair- A/Prof. Shanton Chang
Dr. Susan Leong, Curtin University
The Transient Migrant and the Liminal Researcher:
Insider-Outsider Migration and Media Research
Ms. Amber Lim and Mr. George Mouratidis, RMIT University
Deconstructing binaries through foreign talents’ experience in Singapore
Dr. Glenda Mejia, RMIT University
Transient Migration in Australia: Catalans Adapting to Everyday Life in Melbourne
Dr. Peidong Yang, Nanyang Technological University
Indian doctors made in China: India-to-China medical
educational mobility – preliminary insights and
fieldwork reflections
12.15pm – 1.15pm Lunch  Foyer of Auditorium
1.15pm – 2.00pm Keynote: AuditoriumA/Prof. Shanton Chang ‘Information Across Borders: The Digital Journeys of Transient Migrants’
2.00pm – 2.45pm Keynote: AuditoriumProf. Supriya Singh
Communication shapes the value of transnational money
2.45pm – 3.00pm Break
3.00pm – 4.30pm Parallel Sessions: Mobility and Media and Communication Technologies (Green Brain Conference Room)
Chair- A/Prof. Fran Martin
Ms. Haifa Binsahl, University of Melbourne
Navigating the Social Networks of Saudi Female International Students in Australia
Ms. Xinru Chen, RMIT University
Reaching Out For a Relationship When Living OverseasProf Prof. Sarah Pink, RMIT University‘Digital media and washing machines: student migration, domestic improvision and future lives’

Unskilled and low skilled workers: Home, Belonging
and Exploitation (Auditorium)
Chair- Prof. Supriya Singh
Ms. Catriona Stevens, University of Western Australia
“Now I can never go back”: The unintended permanence of
temporary migration for lower income migrants from mainland China’
Ms. Evelyn Kwok, University Technology Sydney
Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong: Constructing identity by informal place-making
A/Prof. Farida Fozdar, University of Western Australia
We called for workers but people came’
4.30pm – 5.30pm Panel Discussion: AuditoriumChair- Prof. Betty Leask, PVC (L&T), LaTrobe University
Prof. Kirpal Singh
Prof. Supriya Singh
A/Prof. Fran Martin
A/Prof. Shanton Chang
6.30pm Symposium Dinner: Keynotes, speakers and organising committee – Father’s Office (249 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne). A 2 minute walk from Storey Hall.