Program and Abstracts

Please see abstracts-for-site.


Draft Program

9.15 am Registration
10 am Welcome – Dr Cat Gomes  
10.15 am – 11.15 am


Keynote – Prof Brenda Yeoh (National University of Singapore) (Chair: Cat Gomes)

Transnational families, communication technologies and the negotiation of temporal orderings: Simultaneities, rhythm and rupture

11.15 am – 11.30 am


Morning tea
11.30 am – 1.00 pm Connectivity, Displacement and Everyday Life (Chair: Monika Winarnita)

Prof Supriya Singh (RMIT University)

Recent Indian migrants communicate with family and friends


A/Prof Raelene Wilding (La Trobe University)

Social media and the refugee experience: Young people negotiating displacement in an age of connectivity


Dr Jolynna Sinanan, Prof Heather Horst, Prof Larissa Hjorth & Prof Sarah Pink (RMIT University)

Social media photography and migrant families: sharing the ordinariness and extraordinariness of transnational domestic life


1 pm – 2 pm



Light Lunch
2 pm – 3.30 pm Mobility, Location and Identities (Chair: Jolynna Sinanan)

A/Prof Shanton Chang (Uni of Melbourne), A/Prof Fran Martin (Uni of Melbourne), Dr Cat Gomes (RMIT University)

Digital Journeys: A Perspective on International Students and their Digital Environments


Dr Monika Winarnita & Dr Nicholas Herriman (La Trobe University)

Female Facebook Use in the Malay Diaspora: Friction and Transnational Immobility


Dr Susan Leong (Curtin University)

Perth Calling: Media, Mobility and Imaginaries


3.30 pm – 3.45 pm Break
3.45 pm – 4.45 pm Diasporas and Social Media (Chair: Susan Leong)

Prof Larissa Hjorth, Dr Jolynna Sinanan, Prof Sarah Pink & Prof Heather Horst (RMIT University)

Playing between the generations: A Transnational case study


Dr Glenda Mejía (RMIT University) & Miss Trinidad Espinosa y Abascal, (Victoria University)

The Use of Social Media and Latin American Digital Diaspora in Australia


4.45 pm – 5.30 pm Round table with Speakers: Bringing it all together followed by launch of the first issue of Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration by Prof Brenda Yeoh
7 pm Symposium Dinner with Speakers and Invited Guests

Papers run for 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q&A after each paper has been presented.

Keynote address includes Q & A.