Robertson, Shanthi. (2013) Transnational Student-Migrants and the State: The Education-Migration
Nexus. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (102 citations, Raewyn Connell Award 2014)

Refereed Journal Articles

Robertson, Shanthi. (In Press) ‘Migrant, interrupted: The temporalities of "staggered" migration from Asia to Australia. Current Sociology.

Robertson, Shanthi, Harris, Anita & Baldassar, Loretta. (2017) 'Mobile transitions: a conceptual framework for researching a generation on the move', Journal of Youth Studies, pp. 1-15. DOI:

Westcott, Harriett and Robertson, Shanthi. (2017) 'Childcare, mobility decisions and "staggered" migration', Migration, Mobility & Displacement 3(1): 85-100.

Robertson Shanthi. (2017) ‘Infrastructures of insecurity: Housing and language testing in Asia Australia migration’, Geoforum. (82): 3-20, DOI:10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.03.013.

Robertson, Shanthi and Rogers, Dallas. (2017) ‘Education, real estate, immigration: brokerage assemblages and Asian mobilities’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1315865.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2016) ‘Negotiating translocal subjectivities: Student-migrant narratives of friendship, belonging and the city’, Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016659617

Robertson, Shanthi. (2016) ‘Student-workers and tourist-workers as urban labour: temporalities and identities in the Australian cosmopolitan city’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 42(14): 2272-2288.

Robertson, Shanthi and Ho, Elaine Lynn-Ee. (2016) 'Temporalities, materialities and connecting locales: migration and mobility in Asia-Pacific cities', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 42(14): 2263-2271.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2015). ‘Contractualization, depoliticization and the limits of solidarity: Noncitizens in contemporary Australia’, Citizenship Studies. 19(8): 936-950.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2015) ‘The production of the Indian student: Regimes and imaginaries of migration, education, labour, citizenship and class’, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies. 7(3). DOI:

Robertson, Shanthi and Colic-Peisker, Val. (2015) ‘Policy narratives vs. everyday geographies: Perceptions of changing local space in Melbourne’s diverse north. City and Community. 14(1): 68- 86.

Colic-Peisker, Val and Robertson, Shanthi. (2015) ‘Social change and community cohesion: An ethnographic study of two Melbourne suburbs’, Ethnic and Racial Studies. 38(1): 75–91.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2014) ‘Time and temporary migration: The case of temporary graduate workers and working holiday makers in Australia’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 40(12): 1915–1933.

Robertson, Shanthi and Runganaikaloo, Anjena. (2014) ‘Lives in limbo: Migration experiences in Australia’s education-migration nexus’, Ethnicities. 14(2): 208–226.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2013) ‘Campus, city, networks and nation: Student-migrant activism as socio-spatial experience in Melbourne, Australia’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 37(3): 972–988.

Singh, Supriya, Robertson, Shanthi and Cabraal, Anuja. (2012) ‘Transnational family money: Remittances, gifts and inheritance’, Journal of Intercultural Studies. 33(5): 475–492.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2012) ‘Teaching language politics in Australian contexts: A reflective case study’, Local-Global Journal. 9: 94–109.

Samardzija, Anita and Robertson, Shanthi. (2012) ‘Contradictory populism online: Nationalist and globalist discourses of the Serbian Radical Party’s websites’, Communication, Politics and Culture. 45: 96–117.

Eshtiaghi, Nicky, Robertson, Shanthi and Warren-Myers, Georgia. (2012) ‘Good practice groundwork: Managing initial meetings with higher degree research students’, Education for Chemical Engineers. 7(4): 196–202.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2011) ‘Cash cows, backdoor migrants, or activist citizens? International students, citizenship and rights in Australia’, Ethnic and Racial Studies. 34(12): 2192–2211.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2011) ‘Student switchers and the regulation of residency: the interface of the individual and Australia's immigration regime’, Population, Space and Place. 17(1):103–115.

Robertson, Shanthi, Hoare, Lynnel and Harwood, Aramiha. (2011) ‘Returnees, student-migrants and second chance learners: Case studies of positional and transformative outcomes of Australian international education’, Compare. A Journal of Comparative and International Education. 41(5): 685–698.

Singh, Supriya, Robertson, Shanthi and Cabraal, Anuja. (2010) ‘Remittances as a currency of care: A focus on “twice migrants” in Australia from the Indian diaspora’, Journal of Comparative Family Studies. 42(2): 245–263.

Robertson, Shanthi K. (2008) ‘Cultural probes in transmigrant research: A case study’, InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies. 4(2): Article 3.

Robertson, Shanthi K. (2008) ‘Residency, citizenship and belonging: choice and uncertainty for students-turned-migrants in Australia’, International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies. 4(1): 97–119.

Refereed Book Chapters

Robertson, Shanthi. (2016) ‘Intertwined mobilities of education, tourism and labour: The consequences of 417 and 485 visas in Australia’, in M. Dickie, D. Gozdecka and S. Reich (eds) Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Migration Law and Policy, pp.53-80, Canberra: ANU Press.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2015) ‘The temporalities of international migration: Implications for ethnographic research’ in S. Castles, D. Ozkul and M. A. Cubas (eds) Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia, pp.45-60, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Robertson, Shanthi. (2014) ‘Sustaining linguistic diversity: Biocultural approaches to language, nature and community’ in P. Battersby, J. M. Siracusa and M. B. Steger (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, London: SAGE.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2010) ‘Multiculturalism and social inclusion: The challenges in contemporary Australian society’ in M. Madew, G. Brotherton and B. Aschenbrenner (eds) Diversity for Social Inclusion. Discourses on the Politics of Difference and the Advocacy of Inclusive Practice in Social Work Education, pp.84–89, Stuttgart: Verlag der Evangelischen Gesellschaft GmbH.

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