Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration (Journal)

ISSN 23977140 , ONLINE ISSN 23977159

Transient migration due to the global movements of people for work, study and lifestyle is part of everyday life. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration is devoted to providing a platform that explores and investigates the complexities of transient migration. It aims to map the experiences of transient migrants as they engage and interact with communities that are linked both to their home and host nations and to analyse the effects of transient migration as a global, national and communal phenomenon. The journal’s  focus is on how transient migrants cope with transience and how transient migration affects individuals, communities and nations before, during and after the period of transience.

By placing emphasis on transience, Transitions provides an avenue for the interpretation of temporality and unsettledness, which it considers significant and affective. Societies, communities, individuals and cultures are, thus, in a constant yet fluctuating state of transition. 

Category: Cultural Studies


Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
Max Planck Institute
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Transitions aims to provide a platform that explores and investigates the complexities of transient migration and to map the experiences of the growing number of transient migrants as they engage and interact with communities that are linked both to their home and host nations. The journal seeks to look at the ways in which transient migration affects individuals and communities in this transitional yet significant period. Its scope includes, but is not limited to, themes of belonging, identity, networks, nation, culture, religion, race and ethnicity, gender and memory while incorporating the roles played by various platforms to facilitate these themes such as media, politics, policy, economy and the creative industries.


Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
Max Planck Institute
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
Max Planck Institute
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
Max Planck Institute
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Notes for Contributors Download


General Issues

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Transitions is a multi-disciplinary journal which brings together individual scholars and groups working across the humanities and social sciences and, includes the ares of media, politics, culture, history, policy, economy and the creative industries. Transitions will focus on but is not limited to themes such as belonging, identity, networks, nation, culture, religion, race and ethnicity, gender, precarity, memory, agency, community, quotidian encounters and homecoming and the roles various platforms play within these themes.  

Submission to Transitions are welcome all year.  We welcome both qualitative and quantitative studies and will be issuing calls for themed issues every year. Your paper may address any of the themes above or highlight an issue not within that list. Please email your manuscript of no more than 8,000 words (including references) to our editors Catherine Gomes, Peidong Yang and Michiel Bass at transitions.ed@gmail.com. Transitions uses the Harvard Style of referencing but you are requested to refer to Intellect House Style Guidelines for a guide on the referencing and writing styles that apply. Submissions not in line with the house styles will not be considered. You should receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 10 days.

 

CFP: Call For Reviews / Practitioners Review

Transitions seeks scholastic reviews on the latest books, practices, policies, media and interviews with practitioners as they relate to our journal. If you have something you would like us to review or a review that you would like to write, please send your inquiry to Peidong Yang at review.transitions@gmail.com.

Download the Notes for Contributors here

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

 

Special Issues

Politics, Perils and Privileges: Immobilities in the Time of Global Pandemics

When the COVID-19 global pandemic struck in early 2020, governments around the world reacted by closing international and national state borders, banning or restricting international and interstate travel, and resorting to enforced lockdowns and curfews. The economic and social impacts of these sudden restrictions in movements have been devastating with the lived experiences of everyone impacted. The employed became unemployed, industries whose entire business models are dependent on human interactions such as tourism, hospitality and entertainment collapsed, supply chains were disrupted, remote working and studying became the norm, families were separated from each other and professional and education opportunities were lost.

People around the world frustrated by the impact the pandemic has had on them, and by the systemic and new inequalities that emerged, voiced their anger through street protests and in the online space with the pandemic fuelling both extreme right wing and left wing fervour. The rapid move to the online space to conduct almost every kind of human activity meant a complete reliance on the digital resulting in new kinds of inequalities and challenges. The rise of the digital in the time of forced immobilities has also created completely new opportunities born out of necessity. While mobility was once the life blood for human and individual necessity, progress and advancement, immobility has shown itself to create perils and privileges never really realised. For example, workers not required to be ‘on site’ are able to set up home offices to work from home.

This special issue thus asks the questions:

  • How has immobility affected the once mobile?
  • What old and new inequalities have resulted as consequences of restricted or banned human movements?
  • What political movements are being created because of forced immobility?
  • How have communities responded to forced immobility and to the once mobile?
  • What are the impacts of immobility on migrants and migration?
  • What are the relationships between the digital and immobility?

Timeline

Abstracts due: September 2021

Full papers due: December 2021

Please get in touch with the Transitions editors if you have any questions in the meantime.

Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
Max Planck Institute
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Editorial Board

Basil Alzougool
Arab Open University, Kuwait

Shanton Chang
University of Melbourne, Australia

Ka-Kin Cheuk
Rice University, USA

Meng-Hsuan Chou
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Suganthi John
Birmingham University, UK

Zhang Juan
University of Bristol, UK

Laavanya Kathiravelu
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Sin Yee Koh
Monash University, Malaysia

Phan Le Ha
Universiti Brunei Darussalam and University of Hawaii at Manoa

Antje Missbach
Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut für, University of Freiburg, Germany

Emmanuel Nathan
Australian Catholic University, Australia

Nana Oishi
University of Melbourne, Australia

Edward Pember
Central Queensland University, Australia

Katie Richardson
International Education Consultants Australia

Nadia Rook
University of Western Australia, Australia

Mary Ann Seow
ISANA, Australia

Jolynna Sinanan
University of Western Sydney, Australia

Hannah Soong
University of South Australia, Australia

Jonathan Tan
Case Western Reserve University, USA

Ly Tran
Deakin University, Australia

Orlando Woods
Singapore Management University, Singapore

Anjeline de Dios
Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Bindi Shah
University of Southampton, UK

Advisory Board

Pal Ahluwalia
The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Fanta Aw
American University, USA

Xiang Biao
Oxford University, UK

Val Colic-Peisker
RMIT University, Australia

Fred Dervin
University of Helsinki, Finland

Farida Fozdar
University of Western Australia, Australia

Heather Horst
RMIT University, Australia

Lily Kong
Singapore Management University, Singapore

Gracia Liu-Farrer
Waseda University, Japan

Simon Marginson
UCL Institute of Education, UK

Fran MARTIN
University of Melbourne, Australia

Deane Neubauer
APHERP, East-West Center, USA

Fazal Rizvi
University of Melbourne, Australia

Supriya Singh
RMIT University, Australia

Amy Stambach
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Elisa Costa Villaverde
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Johanna Waters
Oxford University, UK

Brenda Yeoh
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
Max Planck Institute
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

 
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Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2020


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2020


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
Max Planck Institute
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

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