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Senior Lecturer, Sociology, La Trobe University

Dr Martina Boese is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social Enquiry at La Trobe University. Martina previously worked at the Centre for Applied Social Research at RMIT University and at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Martina’s research interests are in the areas of migration and mobilities, migrant and refugee work, precarity, policies and politics related to migration and multiculturalism. She has contributed to research in these areas in academia and the community sector in Australia, Austria and the UK.

Her publications include articles in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the Economic and Labour Relations Review, the Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies; the Journal of Intercultural Studies; and the books ‘Becoming Australian. Migration, Settlement and Citizenship’ (with Brian Galligan and Melissa Phillips, Melbourne Univ. Publishing 2014) and Critical Reflections on Migration, 'Race' and Mulitculturalism (edited with Vince Marotta, Routledge, 2017).

She is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the International Sociological Association (ISA).


  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University
  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, La Trobe University
  • 2013–2015
    Research fellow, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University
  • 2009–2013
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne


  • 2004 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD in Sociology

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
  • International Sociological Association (ISA)