Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Migration, Mobilities and Belonging (MMoB)

(Photographs courtesy of Alex Soares Photography)(Photographs courtesy of Alex Soares Photography)

(Photographs courtesy of
Alex Soares Photography)

Further information

Email: mmob@uwa.edu.au

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The objectives of the MMoB Initiative are to:

  • Serve as a research hub linking various disciplines and researchers across UWA, creating a vibrant research community
  • Contribute to the generation and publication of empirical and theoretical knowledge about human mobilities
  • Contribute research expertise to policy and public debates
  • Generate research income to increase research capacity and capabilities in this area
  • Develop connections with individuals, groups and centres across Australia, the region and beyond.
  • Promote the research expertise in this area within and beyond UWA.

Interdisciplinary research nodes

Interdisciplinary research nodes within MMoB cover the following:

  • International and intranational labour migration
  • Migrant and refugee settlement
  • Diaspora
  • Nationalisms and globalisation; new citizenships; cosmopolitanism
  • Intercultural interaction and communication
  • Fly in fly out work; multi-local families
  • Internationalised education; intercultural learning; cultural competence; transnational knowledge transfers
  • Transnational families
  • Temporary labour migration
  • Internal migration
  • Social networking and mobile technologies of communication
  • Risk (disease, sexualities)
  • Australia and regional engagement (Asia; Pacific; Pacific Rim; Indian Ocean Rim)
  • Religious diffusion

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