About

Hello, I’m Sylvia Ang 汪诗薇,

I am based on the unceded lands of Naarm/Birraranga (Melbourne). I love trees, animals and my two Kelpie x dogs Keisha and Mandy. I am passionate about equity and diversity – values that are reflected in my research and teaching.

I tweet @sylviaswang and can be contacted at sylvia.ang@monash.edu. Links to my work (e.g. Google Scholar, ResearchGate) are provided below.

Research: My research is focused on the sociology of migration, ethnic relations and social inequalities, particularly regarding migrants in and from Asia. My work also engages several other disciplines including anthropology, gender studies, media studies and Asian studies. I am interested in how migrants’ and hosts’ subjectivities are shaped by immigration and superdiversity, and how difference and inequalities are produced and experienced. I am open to various research methods and have used interviews, the life-mapping technique, ethnography and digital ethnography. Currently, I am working on several projects including 1) how pandemic racism has impacted Asian Australian women’s wellbeing 2) attitudes towards the ‘west’ among Chinese returned graduates of ‘western’ universities and 3) A comparative study of pandemic racisms and immigration in Australia and China.

Teaching: My success as an academic is built on my considerable teaching experience. Since 2011, I have taught ten undergraduate and four postgraduate units across the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and Deakin University. Since 2016, I have delivered fifteen invited guest lectures at various universities including University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and University of Amsterdam. My teaching aims to be engaging and effective through emphasizing active and collaborative learning.