Melody Chia-Wen LU

Melody Chia-Wen LU

Associate Professor

CONTACT ACADAMIC QUALIFICATIONS RESEARCH INTERESTS

CONTACT

OFFICEE21-3025
TELEPHONE(+853) 8822 8842
E-MAILmelodylu@umac.mo

ACADAMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Anthropology/Development Sociology and Chinese Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands

M.A. in Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Gender and Sexuality;

Transnationalism;

Care and Welfare Regimes in East and Southeast Asia;

Mobility in the Casino Industry in Asia;

Contemporary Chinese migration to Lusophone Africa.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2017-2018

Co-principal Investigator, The Role of Intellectuals in China’s Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Policymaking, funded by University of Macau

2015-2018

Co-principal Investigator, Public Space and Social Change: Past, Present and Future in Macau and São Paulo, funded by University of Macau

 2014-2017

 Principal Investigator, Casino and Development in Asia, funded by University of Macau

 2013-2015

Co-principal investigator, Casi Mobilities: Labour Migration, Global Consumption and Regulation in Singapore and Macau, funded by HSS Fund, National University of Singapore (NUS) and SRG grant, University of Macau.

2011-2012 

Co-principal Investigator, Great Migrations: Southeast Asia and New Theorizations of Global Mobilities, funded by National University of Singapore. 

2009 - 2011

Principal Investigator, Technologies of Governmentality and Migration Policies in South Korea, funded by the Korea Foundation and International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands. 

2010 - Present

Principal InvestigatorChinese and Indian Migrant and Trading Networks in rural South Africa and Mozambique and their impacts to local communities

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 ● Melody CW Lu, Juan Zhang, Heng Leng Chee and Brenda SA Yeoh (2016) Multiple Mobilities and Entrepreneurial Modalities among Chinese Marriage Migrants in Malaysia. Current Sociology 64(3):411-429

 ● Cheryll Alipio, Melody C.W. Lu and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2015) Editorial, special Section on Asian Children and Transnational Migration, Children’s Geographies, 13(3): 255-262. 

 ● Zhang J, M.C.W. Lu and Yeoh B S A (2015) Cross-border marriage, transgovernmental friction, and waiting, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33(2) 229 – 246.

 ● Chee, Heng Leng, Melody C.W. Lu and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2014) Ethnicity, citizenship and reproduction: Taiwanese and PRC wives in Malaysia, Citizenship Studies18(8): 823-838.

 ● Lu, Melody Chia-Wen and Shin Hyunjoon (2013) Ethnicizing, capitalizing and nationalizing: South Korea and the returning Korean-Chinese, in Xiang Biao, Brenda Yeoh and Mika Toyota (eds.) Return: Nationalizing Transnational Mobility in Asia. Durham: Duke University Press: 170-185. 

 ● Lu, Melody Chia-Wen (2013) Guest worker policies, East and Southeast Asia, in Immanuel Ness (ed.)Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing: 1624-1629.

 ● Lu, Melody Chia-Wen (2012) Transnational marriages as a strategy of care exchange: veteran soldiers and their mainland Chinese spouses in Taiwan. Global Networks, 12:02, 233-251.

 ● Lu, Melody Chia-Wen (2011) Appearance and techniques of migration control: examining labour migration regimes in East Asia, in Elspeth Guild and Sandra Mantu (eds.) Constructing and Imagining Labour Migration: Perspectives of Control from Five Continents. Surrey: Ashgate: 87-108.

 ● Yang Wen-Shan and Melody Chia-Wen Lu (eds.) (2010) Asian Cross-border Marriage Migration: Demographic Patterns and Social Issues. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

 ● Lu, Melody Chia-Wen (2005) Commercially arranged marriage migration: case studies of Cross-border marriages in Taiwan. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 12: 2&3: 275-303.

COURSES TAUGHT
  • Migration and Multicultural Society
  • Sociology of Consumption and Leisure
  • Gender and Society
  • Understanding Population
  • Qualitative Research Methods
AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT

2017 Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau

PREVIOUS AFFILIATIONS

Asia Research Institute (Asian Migration Cluster), National University of Singapore

International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands