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Transnational Student-Migrants and the State

The Education-Migration Nexus


Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Shanthi Robertson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Shanthi Robertson
    Pages 12-42
  4. Shanthi Robertson
    Pages 68-83
  5. Shanthi Robertson
    Pages 84-99
  6. Shanthi Robertson
    Pages 100-134
  7. Shanthi Robertson
    Pages 135-158
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-193

About this book


International students are often engaged not just in education, but in high stakes towards gaining permanent migration status. This book unpacks the consequences of this education-migration nexus, analyzing migration policies and providing a vivid picture of student-migrants' lived experiences.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Western SydneyAustralia

About the authors

Shanthi Robertson is Research Fellow at the Institute of Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She was previously a Lecturer in Global Studies at RMIT University, Australia. Her research interests include emerging forms of temporary migration, urban dimensions of migration, citizenship, and migrant rights.

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"By drawing on interviews and case studies, Robertson grounds her theoretical and empirical material in lived experience." - Inside Story

Winner, Raewyn Connell Prize for the Best First Book in Australian Sociology, awarded by The Australian Sociology Association.