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.

Professor Francis Collins

Theme Convenor

I am a Research Associate of Te Ngira: Institute for Population Research and Professor of Sociology in Te Puna Mārama, the School of Social Sciences at Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland. My research focuses on geographically and sociologically informed accounts of international migration, population change and urban transformation. I have h…