The Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA form a consortium U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for Southeast Asian Studies. The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto is one of North America's leading centers of Asian research and teaching.
The aim of this conference, jointly organized by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, is to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia.
Conference chair: Prof. Nancy Lee Peluso (Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley)
Co-chair: Prof. Rachel Silvey (Geography, University of Toronto)
Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia
April 27-28, 2018
The conference is hosted by UC Berkeley
Friday, April 27
180 Doe Library
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:20 – 11:10 a.m.
PANEL 1: Migrant Labor and the Law
- Democracy and Indonesian Migrant Workers: Rising Political Salience and Contestation at Home and Abroad
Prof. Ann Marie Murphy, Seton Hall University
- Development and Nation: The Evolution of Malaysian Immigration Laws
Oanh Nguyen, University of Minnesota
- Absurd Journeys: The Costs of Becoming Legal
Prof. Maryann Bylander, Lewis & Clark College
Chair & Discussant: Prof. Phuong Nguyen, CSU Monterey Bay
11:25 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
PANEL 2: Repressive Labor and Forced Mobilities
- Deportable Refugees, Transnationalism and Cambodian-Americans
Jennifer Zelnick, UC Irvine
- From Sea to City: Migration and Social Wellbeing in Coastal Cambodia
Furqan Asif, University of Ottawa
- Blood Bricks: Debt-bondage, Carceral Geographies and the (Im)mobile Lives of Brick-kiln Laborers in Cambodia
Prof. Katherine Brickell, Royal Holloway, University of London
- Migration and Refuge in Central and East Java during the Violence of 1965-66
Prof. Siddharth Chandra, Michigan State University
Chair & Discussant: Prof. George Dutton, UCLA
2:00 – 3:50 p.m.
PANEL 3: Place-making and Networks
- The Things They Carried (and Kept): Socialist Mobilities and Vietnamese Remittances from East Germany
Prof. Christina Schwenkel, UC Riverside
- Urban Footprints: Migration, Place-making and the Politics of Presence in Hanoi, Vietnam
Prof. Timothy Karis, Western Oregon University
- Tracing Mining Migration through Indonesia's National Gold Networks
Matt Libassi, UC Berkeley
- Labor Migration and Agrarian Change in Indonesia’s Industrial Rural Landscapes
Prof. Lisa Kelley, University of Hawaii-Manoa (co-authored with Nancy Peluso, UC Berkeley; Kim Carlson, University of Hawaii-Manoa; and Suraya Afiff, University of Indonesia)
Chair & Discussant: Dr. Emily Hertzman, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
4:10 – 6:00 p.m.
PANEL 4: Imaginaries and Transformations of Home
- Flexible Filipinas: Global Economic Restructuring, Gendered Labor Migration and the Feminization of Overseas Work in Contemporary Philippine Anglophone Literature
Alden Sajor Wood, UC Irvine
- Art and the Rantau: Tracking Minangkabau Migration
Katherine Bruhn, UC Berkeley
- Migration and Da'wa: Exploring the Nexus in the Pen Circle Forum
Prof. Monika Arnez, University of Passau
- 'Kisah Sukses': Stories of Indonesian Migrant Worker Returnees Living in Greater Jakarta
Kilim Park, University of British Columbia
Chair & Discussant: Prof. Sylvia Tiwon, UC Berkeley
"Challenges of Migrant Workers Protection in ASEAN"
by Anis Hidayah, Migrant Care (Indonesia)
Saturday, April 28
180 Doe Library
10:00 – 11:55 a.m.
PANEL 5: Brokering, Labor and Bodily Controls
- The Policing of Female Marriage Migrants: Case Studies from Southeast Asia
Prof. Gwenola Ricordeau, CSU Chico
- Unbound and Bound Spheres of Globalization: The Regional Pocket of Free Travel in Asia and Asymmetries in Global Mobility
Dr. Maria Cecilia Hwang, Rice University
- Manufacturing Global Care Workers: Regimes of Labor Control in Indonesia's Transnational Migrant Industry
Andy Chang, UC Berkeley
- The Ethnic H-Rê Experiences: Labor Migration from Vietnam to Malaysia and Return
Prof. Angie Ngoc Tran, CSU Monterey Bay
Chair & Discussant: Prof. Eric Pido, San Francisco State University
220 Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Plenary Panel 1: Migration in Southeast Asia - Structural Shifts, Patterns and Continuities
- Michele Ford, Professor of Southeast Asia Studies; Director, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney
- Johan Lindquist, Professor of Social Anthropology; Director, Forum for Asian Studies, Stockholm University
- Aihwa Ong, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology; Chair and Head Adviser, Group in Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
- Brenda Yeoh, Professor of Geography; Vice Provost of Graduate Education, National University of Singapore
Moderator: Rachel Silvey, Professor of Geography; Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute, University of Toronto
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Plenary Panel 2: Political Ecology and Migration in Southeast Asia
- Nicole Constable, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
- Rebecca Elmhirst, Reader in Human Geography; Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching, School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton
- Deirdre McKay, Senior Lecturer in Social Geography and Environmental Politics, Keele University
- Christine Padoch, Senior Curator Emerita, Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden
Moderator: Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley