Conference presentations

  1. MARTIN. F. “Educational mobility’s queer potentials,” invited presentation at Deakin University’s Gender and Sexuality Studies seminar series, Nov 1, 2019.
  2. DOUGLASS, C., C. Qin, Y. Xiao, C. El-Hayek, M. Lim, and F. Martin. “Use of pornography and sexually explicit imagery among Chinese-speaking international students in Australia,” poster presentation at the Australasian Sexual Health annual conference, Perth, Sep 16-18 2019.
  3. MARTIN, F. “Feeling Global Chineseness: Digital Cosmo-Nationalism among Chinese Women Students Abroad.” Part of a panel co-convened on Digital Citizenship in Asia, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference, Silliman University, Philippines, Aug 1-3, 2019.
  4. MARTIN, F. “Digital Cultures: Chinese Internet and Beyond.” Plenary presentation at the 17th Chinese Internet Research Conference, National University of Singapore, Jun 28, 2019.
  5. MARTIN. F. “Dreams of Flight: Gender, Subjectivity, and China’s Student Transmigrants.” Invited presentation in the Contemporary China Seminar Series, University of Melbourne, May 30, 2019.
  6. MARTIN. F. “Chinese Social Media in Melbourne: Students Remaking the City.” Invited presentation at the public seminar on Social Media and Chinese Digital Diaspora in Australia, DERC, RMIT, May 10 2019.
  7. MARTIN, F. “Dreams of Flight: Gender, Subjectivity, and China’s Student Transmigrants.” Keynote address in Social Sciences and Humanities Section, 11th Research Symposium for Chinese PhD Students and Scholars in Australia, Swinburne University, Dec 1 2018.
  8. MARTIN, F. “Thinking through multi-method media research: Chinese educational transmigrants in Melbourne.” Keynote address at the postgraduate symposium “Hybrid Futures: Working Across, Between and Within Film, Media, Communications and Journalism,” Monash University, Nov 29 2018.
  9. DOUGLASS, CH, QIN, C, LIM, MSC, MARTIN, F and EL-HAYEK, C. “Sexual Behaviours and Knowledge Among Chinese-Speaking International Students in Australia.” Presented by Carol El-Hayek at the IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress, Auckland, Nov 1-2 2018.
  10. MARTIN, F. “After study, where next? Chinese women students negotiating gendered and racial barriers in Chinese and Australian labour markets.” Invited paper for the Migration, Gender and Environment International Workshop, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, Oct 23 2018.
  11. MARTIN, F. Keynote address at the Digital Citizenship in Asia symposium. “Chinese educational transmigrants and social media’s mobile scenes.” Cultural Research Centre, National University of Singapore, Oct 12 2018.
  12. MARTIN, F. “Welcome to Melvillage: Mobile students remaking the city.” AusMob Launch Symposium: “The Future of Mobilities Research in Australia and Beyond.” School of Geography, The University of Melbourne, Dec 7-8 2017.
  13. MARTIN, F. “A Tale of Ten Thousand Cities: The production of ‘Melvillage’ as a landscape of fear through WeChat.” Invited presentation at the international symposium, “Communicative Cities and Urban Space.” Fudan University, Shanghai, Nov 29-30 2017.
  14. MARTIN, F. “WeChat therefore We Are: Chinese Social Media in Inner Melbourne.” Invited presentation in the Contemporary China Seminar Series, University of Melbourne, August 15, 2017. Video available here.
  15. MARTIN, F. “Overseas study as zone of suspension: Chinese students re-negotiating the meanings of youth, gender, and intimacy.” Part of a co-organized panel, with Helen Hok-Sze Leung, on Gendered Im/mobilities in Asian Youth Cultures, at the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Biennial Conference, “Worlding: Asia Beyond/ After Globalization.” Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, July 28-30, 2017.
  16. MARTIN, F. “Im/mobile subjects: Chinese students’ experiences of work, place and movement in Melbourne.” Plenary presentation for the Borders and Mobilities panel, Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference 2016, University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, Dec 14-17, 2016.
  17. MARTIN, F. “Cosmopolitan desire and gendered risk: Rethinking Chinese students’ motivations for overseas education”. Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2016, University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, part of a stream of 5 panels on ‘Mobilities and Multicultures’ co-organized by Martin and A/Prof Helen Hok-Sze Leung of Simon Fraser University, Dec 14-17, 2016.
  18. MARTIN, F., “Overseas study as zone of suspension: Chinese students re-negotiating the meanings of youth, gender, and intimacy.” Invited presentation at the “Workshop on Youth Mobilities and Immobilities in the Asia-Pacific Region,” Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Nov 7-8, 2016.
  19. Shanton Chang, Catherine Gomes, and F. MARTIN. “Digital Journeys: International Students and their Digital Environments” at the “Transnational Mobility in the Asia-Pacific: Family, Friends and Facebook” symposium, RMIT University, Nov 3, 2016.
  20. MARTIN, F. “Transient migrants, translocality, and ‘ethno-transnational’ social media: Rethinking everyday multiculturalism in inner Melbourne.” Invited presentation at the “Everyday Multiculturalism and Trans-Asian Mobilities” symposium, Monash and Deakin Universities, Oct 27-28, 2016.
  21. MARTIN, F, “Noodles, night cream and network capital: Chinese students between mobility and fixity in Melbourne.” Keynote address at the “Mobilities and Borders” international research symposium, Hong Kong Baptist University, Sep 30, 2016.
  22. MARTIN, F. “Media, Place, and National Publics: Chinese International Students in Translocal Networks.” Invited presentation at the International Workshop on “Asian Migration and Rooted Transnationalism,” Monash University, Nov 19-20, 2015.
  23. MARTIN, F. “Media, Place, and National Publics: Chinese International Students in Translocal Networks.” Keynote address at the symposium, “Transient Migrants in the Asia-Pacific: Identities, Social Networks and Media,” RMIT University, Nov 12, 2015.
  24. MARTIN, F. “Gender, educational mobility, and the ‘Asian century’: Chinese international students in Australian higher education.” Plenary presentation at the International Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference, University of Melbourne, Dec 9, 2014.
  25. MARTIN, F. “Precarious autonomy: Chinese women students (re)negotiating gender through educational mobility.” Keynote address at the symposium, “Precariously Yours: Gender, Class, and Urbanity in Contemporary Shanghai,” Fei Contemporary Art Centre, Shanghai; organized by Prof. Christiane Brosius, Heidelberg University, Prof. Jeroen de Kloet, University of Amsterdam, and Dr Melissa Butcher, Open University, London, Dec 4-6 2014.
  26. MARTIN, F. “Digital Natives on the Move: Electronic Connectivity and International Student Experience in Australia.” Keynote address at ISANA International Education 24th Annual Conference, Brisbane, Dec 3-6, 2013.
  27. MARTIN, F. “Digital Connectivity and Translocal Place-Making: Chinese International Students in Melbourne.” Invited presentation at the International Workshop on “‘Multiculturalism and ‘Asia’,” Monash Asia Institute, Nov 21-22, 2013.
  28. MARTIN, F. “The gender of ‘portable personhood’: Chinese women students in Melbourne and transnational self-making,” at the “Transnational Sexualities and Genders” symposium, University of Melbourne, May 2, 2013.
  29. MARTIN, F. “Transnational dream, transnational practice: Articulations of gendered personhood by Chinese women students in Australia.” Invited presentation at the symposium on “China, The Human, Queerness, Immigration, Law and Related Conversations,” Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School, Dec 5, 2012.
  30. MARTIN, F. “’Struggling for the Dream’: Gendered Self-Making Projects of Chinese Women Students in Australia.” Invited presentation at the “Gender and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific 2” symposium, University of Sydney, Aug 23-24, 2012.

Other public presentations

  1. MARTIN, F. Participated in the public debate on Values vs Interests in Australia’s relationship with China, to launch the Asia Society Australia’s “Disruptive Asia” volume, Melbourne, Dec 3 2019.
  2. MARTIN, F. “Chinese students’ media and information-seeking practices: Implications for Victorian universities, government, and service providers,” invited presentation at Global Victoria’s In-Conversation Seminar Series: Opportunities & Challenges Facing Victoria’s International Education Sector. Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Melbourne, Sept 12 2019.
  3. MARTIN, F. Interview on “Saturday Extra” with Geraldine Doogue, Radio National, on Changing universities’ approach to Chinese students and scholars, Aug 24, 2019.
  4. MARTIN, F. Interview on “Panorama” news & current affairs show on Chinese international students and WeChat, SYN FM, June 6, 2019.
  5. MARTIN, F. Interview on Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck, ABC Radio Sydney (from 2:55:21). May 13, 2019.
  6. MARTIN, F. and Qin CAN. “Chinese students in Australia: Social background, subjective experience, and perspectives on mental health.” Invited presentation to mental health professionals at The Melbourne Clinic Academic Forum, March 27, 2019.
  7. MARTIN, F. Interview with Jules Schiller on ABC Radio Adelaide, Drive, Nov 27, 2018
  8. MARTIN, F. Interview about the research project with Campus Review , June 5 2018.
  9. MARTIN. F. Interview on the Little Red Podcast special, “Tinker, Tailor, Student, Spy? Inside Australia’s Chinese Student Boom,” with Louisa Lim and Graeme Smith, May 10 2018.
  10. MARTIN, F. “Expectations and experiences of Chinese university students in Australia,” podcast interview with Prof James Laurenceson, Australia-China Relations Institute, May 3 2018.
  11. MARTIN, F., Wanning Sun and Merriden Varrall, in conversation with Prof. the Hon Bob Carr, on “Chinese Students in Australia,” Australia-China Relations Institute public seminar, University of Technology Sydney, April 26 2018.
  12. MARTIN, F. Interview on Chinese students’ social experience in Australia on Triple J’s Hack. Nov 7 2017.
  13. MARTIN, F. Interview on 3CR Radio’s Communication Mixdown, on WeChat news accounts’ role in Chinese international students’ racialized perceptions of crime and safety in Melbourne, August 10, 2017.


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