This event was originally published via Monash University Malaysia.

Date

Tuesday 14th September, 5.00pm – 6.00pm (MYT); 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST

Speaker's Profile

Nadiah Ahmad is a researcher at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. Her research interests include exploring inequalities in the Global South and evaluating socio-economic or political interventions that address them.

Abstract

This research project aims to discuss the nature of migration in the Global South, with a focus on the Nepal-Malaysia corridor. As the Nepali migrant population is the third largest in Malaysia, it is thus pertinent to explore their migration motives, aspirations and expectations. As part of this, the research evaluates the ways in which migration addresses unique inequalities experienced by Nepali, as well as how they are maintained or exacerbated despite migration. More broadly, the research contributes to growing knowledge on the permanence of temporary migration along this corridor and within the southern Asian region, as well as how this is affected by and in turn, impacts on Malaysia’s socio-economic and political realities.

For the SASS research seminar series, Nadiah will present current findings on the gender dimensions of Nepal-Malaysia corridor. This includes findings on how gender shapes migratory desires, expectations and decisions, the everyday experiences between Nepali men and women in Malaysia, as well as the extent to which migration positively or negatively reconstructs pre-existing gender inequalities.

This research project is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Migration for Development and Equality Hub or MIDEQ, funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The seminar series will be conducted via Zoom. Register below to attend.

For more information, please contact Ms Eswary Sivalingam (logistics) and Dr Joseph N. Goh (academic matters).