On April 20, 2017, Jenny Ju represented the United Nations University Institute in Macau at the International Workshop on Global South Perspectives. The workshop, which was organized as a joint collaboration between the Max Weber Foundation and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Baptist University, focused on “China, Migration, and the Global Context,” with the aim to gain a better insight into migration and immigration issues from diversified perspectives.
The 23 presenters discussed ethnic inequality, social theory, global south historicity, social relations to globalized working in the context of mobility. In particular, the discussions about attitudes towards migrants, their belongingness and precarity have provided valuable ideas for Jenny’s ongoing project which explores the notions of home of Chinese mainland migrant workers in Macao, the perceived affordances of social media in their border life, and the role of ICTs in their vulnerable situations. Jenny is a Senior Research Assistant at UNU Institute in Macau, and her work is part of the Migrant Tech research project.