The Asian Migration cluster maintains research interest in a broad range of human migrations, mobilities and interconnectivities within and beyond Asia. For 2014-16, the cluster has three priority research themes. The first draws attention to the material processes and discourses of globalization and transnationalism as they intersect in Asian cities. The focus is on exploring new knowledge frameworks through which to understand the complex and diverse linkages between global change and transnational migration. The second research theme explores the relationship between human aspiration, migration and development in Southeast Asia, with a focus on the development impact of migration in sending communities as well as the costs and risks of migration for the poor. A third research theme highlights the organization and constitution of transnational (im)mobility as a means of (re)conceptualizing different mobile practices, rhythms and rationalities that characterize people on the move in Asia.
Asia Research Institute & Department of Geography