Workshops explored transnational affect and the varied emotions of migration in Asia

Left to Right: Janice Gow Pettey, Jocelyn Celero, Adrian Khan, Wai-chi Chee, Valerie Francisco, Gunjan Sondhi, Amrita Datta, Kabita Chakraborty, Roy Hujisman, Janarathani Arumugam, S. Irudaya Rajan
Left to Right: Janice Gow Pettey, Jocelyn Celero, Adrian Khan, Wai-chi Chee, Valerie Francisco, Gunjan Sondhi, Amrita Datta, Kabita Chakraborty, Roy Hujisman, Janarathani Arumugam, S. Irudaya Rajan

The Emotions of Migration workshop series is a two part event which tackled transnational affect and the varied emotions of migration, within the context of a rapidly globalizing Asia. The first part of the series took place at the University of Malaya on 8-9 august, and reviewed the experiences of women who migrate for work in South and Southeast Asia. The second part of the series took place at YCAR on 19-20 August, and looked at the migration experiences of young people throughout Asia. The second workshop saw scholars from India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, The Netherlands, America and Canada discuss how young people negotiate a multitude of emotions as international students, as children left behind and as migrants themselves. The outputs from the workshop series include two special issues and a targeted publication for social justice actors.

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