Senior Lecturer and Socio-cultural researcher, School of Education, University of South Australia

Hannah Soong is an applied researcher, sociologist and educator in international education, teacher education and migration. She has specialised interests in the effects of social and cultural forces shaping the education and migration nexus. She is also a Course Coordinator and Lecturer in Teacher Education Practice in the School of Education.

Her current research publications and projects lie in the empirical studies and theorisation of transnational mobility and education of pre-service teachers, international students and migrant teachers; sociology of Asia literacy and teacher identity work in an ‘East-meets-West’ curriculum. One key area is the investigation around developing ethical engagement with global shifts and relations in education.She hopes her interdisciplinary work can contribute to policy enactment of international education and migration nexus within Australia and beyond. This is particularly vital when student-migration is becoming a prominent wave of mobility upon which the potential of international education to transforming individuals into global citizens is huge.


  • –present
    Lecturer and Sociology in mobility and education practice, University of South Australia


  • 2013 
    University of South Australia, Doctor of Philosophy/ Education


Endeavour Cheung Kong Fellowship