International Center for Cultural Studies, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (ICCS, NYCU)

PI:  Joyce C.H. Liu, Chair Professor. Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, Director of International Center for Cultural Studies, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Research focus: Border Politics, Internal Colonialism, Unequal Citizenship, Political Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Visual Studies. Email:

Co-PI: Yu-Fan Chiu, Assistant Professor. School of Law, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University.

Yuan-Horng Chu, Professor. Research focus: Urban Ethnography, Ageing Modernity, Religious Violence, State Violence. Email:

Alain Brossat, Emeritus Professor. Research focus: Research focus: Eurocentrism, hegemony, the construction of narratives, decoloniality, the crisis of the West. Email:

Allen Chun, Chair Professor. Research focus: Post-colonial studies, Empire, Historical transformation. Email:

Kenzi Chiung -Chih Chen. Post-doc Researcher. Research focus: Migration, Migrant Workers from the Philippines. Email:

Ko-Lun Chen, Post-doc Researcher/CHCI-GHI Project Officer. Research focus: Intellectual History of Modern Theatre in Taiwan and Asia: Colonialism, Cold War and Martial Law Regime, and Globalisation. Email:

The Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia (ICS,WSU)

Co-PI: Brett Neilson, Professor. Research focus: Globalisation, Circulation of Popular Culture, Proliferation of Borders, Global Financial Markets, Population Ageing and the Growing Heterogeneity of Labour, Logistics as Global Governance, Border Politics. Email:

Shanthi Robertson, Senior Research Fellow. Research focus: Urban Cultures, Cultural Diversity, Transnational Practices. Email:

Malini Sur, Senior Research Fellow. Research focus: Borders, Mobility, Citizenship. Email:

Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol Migration Center, Mahidol University, Thailand (IPSR & MMC, MU)

Co-PI: Sudarat Musikawong, Associate Professor. Research Focus: International Migrant Labor Rights, Debt Migration, Migrant/Immigrant Advocacy Research, Thai Studies, Transnational Politics of Belonging, Media and Cinema Studies. Email:

Suchada Thaweesit, Assistant Professor.  Research Focus: Medical Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, Reproductive Health and Sexual Right, Crossed-border Health, HIV/AIDS, Migration, Vulnerable Population and Social Justice (LGBTN, Youth, Women, Elderly, Migrants). Email:

Sureeporn Punpuing, Associate Professor. Director of Mahidol Migration Center.  Research Focus: Social Development, Temporary Migration, Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance, Ageing Society, Impact of Children Migration on the Elder Generation in Rural Thailand. Email:

Rosalia Maria Emanuele Sciortino, Associate Professor. Research Focus: gender, social health, migration and regional integration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and ASEAN. Email:

Malee Sunpuwan, Assistant Professor. Research Focus: Demography, Urban Refugees, Migrant Public Health, Access to Health Care, Migrant Labor Rights, International Labor, and Marriage Migration. Email:

Aree Jamplakay, Associate Professor. Research Focus: Demography, Migration due to Social Unrest, Multiculturalism, Labor Migration, Families Left Behind, Thai-Malaysia Border Migration. Email:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia (FASS, UM)

Co-PI: Rusaslina Idrus, Senior Lecturer. Research focus: Gender Studies, Indigenous Rights and Citizenship, Multicultural Society, Digital Storytelling, Project for the Empowerment of the Homeless, the Urban Poor, and the Aboriginal People (Orang Asli). Email:

Simon Soon, Senior Lecturer.  Penang Field Director of Site and Space in Southeast Asia. Research focus:  Art History, Visual Art Studies, Comparative Modernities in the art, spatio-visual practices, and art historiography. Email:

POR Heong Hong, Researcher.  Research focus: Bodies, Nationalism and Modernity, Migration, Mental Health Institution in colonial Malaya, Colonial Visual Representation of Leprosy, Gender Politics, and Politics of Memories, Filmmaking. Email:

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (IPS, PAS)

Co-PI: Rafal Smoczynski, Associate Professor.  Research focus: social control, migration, sociology of religion, social theory, and sociology of markets. Email:

Dorota Hall, Associate Professor. Research focus: Cultural Anthropology and Sociology on religion and sexuality, Network of Socio-economic Experts in the Anti-discrimination Field, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. Email:

Katarzyna Andrejuk, Associate Professor. Research focus: Sociology and Law, Migrants’ Integration in the Labour Market, Educational Migrations, Europeanisation. Email:

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Ton Duc Thang University (GIST, TDTU), Vietnam

John HUTNYK, Associate Professor. Research focus: Marxism, Port Cities of the Colonial Heritage, Bakun Hydro-Electric Scheme in Sarawak, the Australian Technology Park, the Multimedia Super Corridor in Kuala Lumpur. Email:

Le Thi MAI, Associate Professor. Head of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. Research focus: Globalization, Migration, Social Integration; Social Mobility, Social Structure; Social Impacts of Economic Development; Work and Occupations, Labor Relationship; Export Processing Zones.Email:

Other Affiliations and Contact Persons

Nguyen Tuan Anh,  VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Email:

Nguyen Thi Hong Xoan , Nguyen Nu Nguyet Anh, Department of Sociology, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (VHU-HCM), Vietnam. Email:;

Pun Ngai, Department of Sociology/Global China Social Research Hub, The University of Hong Kong University (HKU), Hong Kong. Email:

LIM Song Hwee, Center for Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. Email:

SHIN Kwang-Yeong, BAEK Seung-Wook, LEE Na-Young, Department of Sociology, Chung-Ang University (CAU), Seoul, Korea. Email:;;

Lee Chulwoo, Law School, Yonsei University (YU), Seoul, Korea. Email:

Robinson Tammy, School of Education in Applied Art Education, Hanyang University, Seoul. Email: