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Dr. Liangni Sally Liu （刘良妮）is a Senior Lecturer (tenured)in the School of Humanities, Massey University, New Zealand. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in the “Asian Migration Cluster” of the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (2013-2014), and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Office, Auckland University of Technology (2010-2013). Dr. Liu’s primary research interest is in Chinese transnational migration. Her broader research interests include international migration, immigration policy, migratory mobility associated with migrant sexuality, ethnic relations between migrants and mainstream/indigenous people, and the media influence on ethnic relations. Her research work has been published widely in the forms of book chapters and research article in high-ranked peer-reviewed journals. Her first monograph entitled Chinese transnational Migration in the Age of Global Modernity: The Case of Oceania was published by Routledge in January 2018. One of her research project entitled “Floating families? New Chinese migrants in New Zealand and their multi-generational families” is funded by the Marsden Fund (Fast-Start), the Royal Society of New Zealand from 2017 to 2020.
My research interests during the last seven years have been largely in the areas of migrant transnationalism, especially Chinese/Asian migratory transnationalism. In a broader sense, however, I have a passion for research and theory in the area of human movement mobility, Chinese migration literature, migrant integration issues, migrant sexuality and interaction with host country societies. I also have an ongoing interest in issues that relate to ethnic relations between migrant minorities and mainstream/or indigenous people and media influence on ethnic relations.
My research interests during the last eight years have been largely in the areas of migrant transnationalism, especially Chinese/Asian transnational migration. In a broader sense, however, I have a passion for research and theory in the area of human movement mobility, migrants’ integration issues and sexuality and interaction with host country societies. I also have an ongoing interest in issues that relate to ethnic relations between migrant minorities and mainstream/or indigenous people and media influence on ethnic relations.
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Demography (160300): Migration (160303): Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Race and Ethnic Relations (160803): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Asian Society (169903)
Chinese migration, transnationalism, migratory mobility, new Chinese immigrants, New Zealand, ethnic relations, migration and sexuality
Project Title: Social response to COVID-19 in New Zealand: Obligations and stigmatisation
Date Range: 2020 - 2022
Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand
Project Title: Floating families? New Chinese migrants in NZ and their multi-generational families
Date Range: 2017 - 2020
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand
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