Dr Magdalena Arias Cubas
Magdalena is an Associate Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. She works in the ARC-funded project on ‘A Transcultural Approach to Belonging and Engagement Among Migrant Youth’ and with the UNESCO Chair for Comparative Research in Cultural Diversity and Social Justice. Magdalena holds a PhD from the University of Sydney. Her postgraduate research explored the benefits of re-embedding migration studies in broader social theory to gain a substantive understanding of social change and of key social, economic and political inequalities that affect the mobility and wellbeing of populations such as Indigenous people and ‘irregular’ migrants within and across borders. During her doctoral study, Magdalena was employed at the University of Sydney as a lecturer and as part of the ARC-funded project on ‘Social Transformation and International Migration in the Twenty-First Century’. Her research interests include: human migration, migrant labour, globalization and transnational processes, human development and inequality.