Theme Convenor: Francis Collins

Scholarship within the migration theme seeks to critically explore drivers, patterns, politics and experiences of contemporary migration, with a particular emphasis on the settler colonial context of Aotearoa/New Zealand alongside the South Pacific and Asia-Pacific regions. Our research encompasses both quantitative and qualitative accounts of forced, labour, educational and residential migrations and we place particular emphasis on migrant-centred accounts of Māori-migrant encounters and Indigenous perspectives on migration; the interplay between voluntary and involuntary migration, family processes and health and wellbeing; migration policy and its impacts on social stratification; emotions and migration; and migrant-led diversification, racism and inequality.