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

Hannah Soong is an applied sociologist and educator in international education, teacher education and migration. Her research interests lie in the effects of the social and cultural forces shaping the education and migration nexus. She is also a Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education Practice in the UniSA Education Futures.

Her current research projects lie in the empirical studies of the lived experiences of international students, pre-service teachers, refugee and transnational families and their children’s education in the host countries. She is also exploring the sociology of Asia literacy and teacher identity work in an ‘East-meets-West’ curriculum. She hopes her interdisciplinary work can contribute to policy enactment of international education and migration nexus within Australia and beyond. One key area is the investigation around developing ethical engagement with global shifts and relations in education. 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; 2014 AARE-NZARE Early Career Researcher Award