Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sydney

Matt Withers completed his PhD within the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His research addresses temporary labour migration and economic development in the Asia-Pacific region, specifically exploring the impact of remittances and gendered migration dynamics in Sri Lanka. Having developed a multi-scalar critique of migration-development during his PhD, Matt’s more recent research has focused on conceptualising migrant precarity, promoting rights-based approaches to migration governance and advocating for ‘decent care’ policies to complement the International Labour Organisation’s decent work agenda.


  • 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