Migration from Post-Đổi mới Vietnam: Transnational Brokers, Digital Technologies and New Mobility Pathways


About the Webinar

As border regimes are increasingly hardened in Europe and North America, intra-regional migration has become a key feature in Asia, Africa and South America. However, existing migration theories are primarily based on empirical research on South-North migration, resulting in a significant knowledge gap about the implications of new migration pathways and regimes for individuals, economies and societies. Drawing from her empirical research conducted over the past 20 years in Vietnam, Taiwan, Russia and Australia, Lan Anh Hoang will discuss how transnational migration is imagined, mediated, and experienced by Vietnamese individuals in the Digital Age. By focusing on migrant networks and the migration industry at the intersection of social-digital spheres, the webinar will highlight the transformational impact of the digital boom on Vietnamese migrants’ aspirations and practices. It will also bring attention to the digital divides that create uneven mobility pathways, reproducing and exacerbating social inequalities among people on the move.

About the Speaker

Lan Anh Hoang is Professor in Development Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is author of ‘Vietnamese Migrants in Russia: Mobility in Times of Uncertainty’ (Amsterdam University Press 2020), winner of The Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars Book Prize in 2022, and co-editor of ‘Transnational Labour Migration, Remittances, and the Changing Family in Asia’ (2015) and ‘Money and Moralities in Contemporary Asia’ (2019). Lan’s research on migration and gender has also been published in many journals including Gender and Society, Gender, Place and Culture, Global Networks, Population, Space and Place, Geoforum, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Mobilities, Asian Studies Review, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Lan’s current project examines brokerage and migrant networks in the Vietnam-Australia migration corridor, and she will start a new study on the moral economy of Vietnamese undocumented migrants in Japan in late 2024.


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Jun 26 2024


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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