The next instalment in the Migration Matters series features “Gendering International Student Mobility: An Indian Case Study” by York Postdoctoral Fellow Gunjan Sondhi. The presentation takes place today, Jan. 13, from 12:30 to 2pm in Room 280N, York Lanes and is sponsored by the Centre of Feminist Research at York University. Sondhi is a postdoctoral fellow at the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR).
Using gendered geographies of power as a frame, Sondhi’s doctoral thesis presents the experiences of Indian students across three space-time locations: before the students left India; while abroad in Toronto; and their return to India. The discussion, through the narratives of students and their parents in India, uncovers the gendered power relations in and across geographic and social scales that shape the decision to go abroad, along with the experience of returning “home.”
Sondhi’s interest focuses on continuing the discussion of international students and the issues of education, mobility and labour markets within national borders and transnational context. She is currently working on a project titled “International Student and Education Migrant Mobilities” that is funded by Population Change, Life Course Strategic Knowledge Cluster and YCAR.
Migration Matters is a scholarly initiative in its second year, which showcases migration scholars at York University through a series of seminars, roundtable discussions and performances. The current series has been arranged with a goal of sparing pan-University conversations and collaborations that address migration-related matters from a wide range of perspectives and fields of study.
For more information, visit the Migration Matters website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.