Aotearoa Migration Research Network

Migration is a multidimensional phenomenon that forms a prominent feature of social, cultural, economic and political life in Aotearoa/New Zealand and across the world. The Aotearoa Migration Research Network seeks to support social science research that addresses the diversity of issues involved in moving in the world: the drivers and barriers to migration, the role of borders and state control, the lives, identities and aspirations of migrants, the role of migration in communities and economies and the emergence of diverse, multicultural and transnational social formations.

The network provides a forum for established and emerging researchers as well as representatives of migrant communities, and policy makers and practitioners working with migrants to share insights from new research and create dialogue in a regular seminar series.

To be added to the mailing list and stay up-to-date with events, please contact the network conveners, Dr Jessica Terruhn ([email protected]) or Dr Shemana Cassim ([email protected]) Jessica is a Research Fellow at  Te Ngira, University of Waikato , and Shemana was a Research  Fellow at Te Ngira, she now works as a Lecturer at Massey University.

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Seminar Series

Upcoming seminar

"Juggling Ethical Challenges within Ethnic Research"

Dr Fatima Junaid (Massey University)
Friday, 15th September 2023, 11am-12pm

For more details please click here

Past seminars

Dr Lovely Dizon (University of Auckland)
18th August 2023 - Being In - Between: Researching within your community
21 July 2023 - Doing Difference differently: Relational research with ethnic migrant women in Aotearoa New Zealand
16 June 2023 - Research methods to amplify the voices of Asian migrants: Reflection from narrative inquiry and autoethnography
Dr. Jinah Lee ( University of Waikato)
26 May 2023 -  Breadth or Depth? Tensions of methods in exploring Sri Lankan immigrants’ citizenship views.
Dr Pavithra Jayawardena (University of Colombo)
21 April 2023 - Negotiating suppositions and expectations in migration research fieldwork as Black African Male in the West. Valentine Ibeka (Victoria University Wellington)
24 March 2023 - Guided by a kaupapa Māori framework in Pacific migration research
Evalesi Tu’inukuafe (Waipapa Taumata Rau / University of Auckland)
8 November 2022 - Intergenerational Volunteering within a Muslim Women’s Community in Auckland
Nuke Martiarini (Massey University)
11 October 2022 - Decolonizing Imaginaries: Philosophy of Deep Disagreement and the Fiji Experience
Tony Cartner (University of Waikato)
13 September 2022 - South Korea's number one intercultural city? Exploring the gap between policy rhetoric and lived reality
You Jeong Jang (The University of Waikato)
4 August 2022 - Cultivating migration-driven diversity and the production of difference in Singapore
Dr Junjia Ye (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
12 July 2022 -  Community-led research with ethnic migrant-and  refugee-background communities in theory and practice
Dr. Irene  Ayallo, Batool Arif and Dr. Gauri Nandedkar  (community research)
21 June 2022 - Effects of immigration on income inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand
Ahmed Zohirul Islam (University of Waikato)
12 May 2022 -  School and teachers as resettlement brokers for refugee-background young people
Dr Alejandra del Pilar Ortiz Ayala and Associate Professor Vivienne Anderson
12 April 2022 - Still in the "waiting room' :Sri Lankan Immigrants' views on New Zealand's Non-citizen voting rights
Dr Pavithra Jayawardena (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
22 March 2022 - The Fringes of Citizenship
Dr Julija Sardelić (Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington)