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Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Matt Withers is a research fellow within the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University. His research is concerned with the developmental implications of temporary labour migration and remittances throughout the Indo-Pacific region. His work adopts a multiscalar approach to migration dynamics and draws attention to local geographies and institutions as key sites of understanding through which to reconcile structural analysis with diverse and contextually-specific experiences of development and underdevelopment. His current project looks at how temporary labour migration through Australia's Pacific Labour Scheme intersects with unpaid care arrangements within migrant households.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Toronto
  • 2016–2017
    Research Officer, The University of Sydney


  • 2017 
    The University of Sydney, PhD