Academic print publications

Many publications may be viewed at Fran’s site.

  1. MARTIN. F. Dreams of Flight: The Lives of Chinese Women Students in the West, monograph in press with Duke University Press (Feb 2022).
  2. DOUGLASS, Caitlin; Qin, Can; Martin, F.; Xiao, Yinzong; El-Hayek, Carol; and Lim, Megan. “Comparing sexual behaviours and knowledge between domestic students and Chinese international students in Australia: findings from two cross-sectional studies,” International Journal of STD and AIDS (Online First June 2020). DOI: 10.1177/0956462420921726
  3. MARTIN, F. “Australian cultural studies in an ‘Asian century,’” in a special issue of Cultural Studies Review 25.2 on the Twentieth Anniversary Colloquium of the Cultural & Communication Studies Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (Dec 2019): 96-103.
  4. MARTIN, F., John Nguyet Erni and Audrey Yue. “(Im)mobile Precarity in the Asia Pacific,” in a special issue of Cultural Studies 33(6) co-edited by Martin, Erni and Yue (Oct 2019): 895-914.
  5. MARTIN, F. and Ana Dragojlovic, “Gender, Mobility Regimes, and Social Transformation in Asia,” in a special issue of the Journal of Intercultural Studies 40(3) co-edited by Dragojlovic and Martin (April 2019): 275-286.
  6. MARTIN. F. “Iphones and ‘African gangs’: everyday racism and ethnotransnational media in Melbourne’s Chinese student world.” In a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies co-edited by Anita Harris, Koichi Iwabuchi, and Jessica Walton on “Everyday Multiculturalisms In and Across Asia.” Online first (Dec 24 2018) DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2018.1560110.
  7. MARTIN, F. “Overseas study as zone of suspension: Chinese students re-negotiating youth, gender, and intimacy,” in a special issue of the Journal of Intercultural Studies 39.6 co-edited by Shanthi Robertson, Yi’En Cheng, and Brenda Yeoh on “Mobile Aspirations: Youth Im/mobilities in the Asia-Pacific” (2018): 688-703.
  8. CHANG, S., C. GOMES and F. MARTIN “Navigating Online Down Under: International Students’ Digital Journeys in Australia,” in Brenda S. A. Yeoh and Catherine Gomes eds.,Transnational Migrations in the Asia-Pacific: Transformative Experiences in the Age of Digital Media, Rowman & Littlefield (2018), pp. 3-23.
  9. MARTIN, F. “Rethinking network capital: Hospitality work and parallel trading among Chinese students in Melbourne,” Mobilities 12.6 (2017): 890-907.
  10. MARTIN, F. “Mobile self-fashioning and gendered risk: Rethinking Chinese students’ motivations for overseas education,” Globalisation, Societies and Education 15.5 (2017): 706-720.
  11. MARTIN, F. “Media, Place, Sociality, and National Publics: Chinese International Students in Translocal Networks,” in Koichi Iwabuchi, Olivia Khoo and Daniel Black eds., Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia, London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield (2016), pp. 207-224.
  12. MARTIN, F., Chris Healy, Koichi Iwabuchi, Olivia Khoo, Claire Maree, Keren Yi & Audrey Yue. “Australia’s ‘Asian Century’: Time, Space and Public Culture”, in The Asia-Pacific Journal 13.6.5 (2015).
  13. MARTIN, F. and Fazal Rizvi. “Making Melbourne: Digital Connectivity and International Students’ Experience of Locality,” Media, Culture and Society 36.7 (2014): 1016-1031.
  14. MARTIN, F. “The Gender of Mobility: Chinese Women Students’ Self-Making through Transnational Education,” Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific 35 (2014).

Policy-oriented reports

  1. MARTIN, F. Chinese International Students’ Wellbeing in Australia: The Road to Recovery, The University of Melbourne (June 2020).
  2. MARTIN, F., Can Qin, Caitlin Douglass, Megan Lim, and Carol El-Hayek. Intimate Attitudes, Knowledges and Practices: Chinese-speaking International Students in Australia, The University of Melbourne and The Burnet Institute, Melbourne (June 2019).

Journal special issues

  1. MARTIN, F., John Nguyet Erni and Audrey Yue eds. Mobilities, Borders and Precarities in Asia’s New Millennium, special issue of Cultural Studies 33.6 (October 2019).
  2. MARTIN, F. ed. Digital Citizenship in Asia, special issue of the Chinese open access cultural studies journal, Refeng Academic Web Journal, published by the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Shanghai University. 《热风学术网刊》 14 (September 2019).
  3. DRAGOJLOVIC, Ana and F. Martin eds. Gender, Mobility Regimes, and Social Transformation in Asia, special issue of the Journal of Intercultural Studies 40.3 (April 2019).

Other publications

  1. MARTIN. F. Introduction to Dreams of Flight: The Lives of Chinese Women Students in the West in the Network for Research into Chinese Education Mobilities newsletter Research Highlights section, Sept 17 2021.
  2. YANG, Fan and F. Martin. “The 2019 Australian federal election on WeChat Official Accounts: Right-wing dominance and disinformation.” Melbourne Asia Review, Dec 15 2020
  3. MARTIN, F. Review of Christina HO, Aspiration and Anxiety: Asian Migrants and Australian Schooling, Melbourne University Press, 2020, Ethnic and Racial Studies Online First, Aug 27 2020, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2020.1810295
  4. MARTIN, F. “Time to reset Australian international education,” East Asia Forum (June 10 2020).
  5. MARTIN, F. Digital Citizenship in the City: Chinese Students and Social Media’s Mobile Scene in Melbourne, Centre For Contemporary Cultural Studies website, Shanghai University (April 2020).
  6. MARTIN, F. Why universities should invest more to support Chinese students, part of the Disruptive Asia online series produced by Asia Society Australia (December 2019).
  7. MARTIN, F. 马嘉兰. 墨尔本的中国留学生与社交媒体的移动场景, (“Chinese International Students and Social Media’s Mobile Scene in Melbourne”) trans. Hao Yuman, 《热风学术网刊》(Refeng Academic Web Journal) no. 14 , (September 2019): 77-88.
  8. MARTIN. F. “How Chinese students exercise free speech abroad,” The Economist. Guest comment on the Open Futures debate on “Should the West worry about the threat to liberal values posed by China’s rise?” (June 11 2018).
  9. MARTIN, F. “Missed opportunities in the internationalised university,” The Interpreter (May 21 2018).
  10. MARTIN, F. “Overstating Chinese influence in Australian universities,” East Asia Forum (Nov 30 2017).
  11. MARTIN, F. “The Gendered Mobilities of Chinese Educational Transmigrants.” IIAS Newsletter 78 (Nov 2017).
  12. MARTIN, F. “Trading in the grey zone: Chinese students find innovative ways to make a living in Australia.” PopAnth (Mar 30 2017).
  13. MARTIN, F. “Overseas study as ‘escape route’ for young Chinese women.” China Policy Institute blog. University of Nottingham (Jun 22 2016).
  14. MARTIN, F. “Transnational dream, transnational practice: Tracking women students in Asia’s knowledge diasporas.” Extended review essay of Youna Kim, Transnational Migration, Media and Identity of Asian Women: Diasporic Daughters. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 14.3 (Sep 2013): 468-475.

Conference presentations

  1. MARTIN, F. “The Enterprising Self and the Nomad: Education Mobility and the Remaking of Chinese Women.” Keynote address at “AusMob Symposium 2021: Transforming Mobilities,” Australian Mobilities Research Network, The University of Melbourne, Dec 7 2021.
  2. MARTIN, F. “Making China’s mobile middle class: Gender and subject production in transnational education,” presented at Re-Worlding Chinese Transnationalisms international symposium, University of Melbourne, Aug 26-27 2021.
  3. MARTIN, F. “The Enterprising Self and the Nomad: Mobile Chinese Youth Renegotiating Life Values,” presented at the Screen & Cultural Studies staff work-in-progress series, School of Culture & Communication, The University of Melbourne, Aug 13 2021.
  4. MARTIN. F. “Educational mobility’s queer potentials,” invited presentation at Deakin University’s Gender and Sexuality Studies seminar series, Nov 1, 2019.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. MARTIN, F. “Digital Cultures: Chinese Internet and Beyond.” Plenary presentation at the 17th Chinese Internet Research Conference, National University of Singapore, Jun 28, 2019.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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. Interviewed for the ABC’s China, If You’re Listening podcast episode on Chinese Students: Commodity or Opportunity?, Jun 29 2021.
  2. MARTIN, F. Interviewed on The Drum, ABC TV, Feb 16 2021 (segment begins at 28 mins).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. MARTIN, F. Interview on “Saturday Extra” with Geraldine Doogue, Radio National, on Changing universities’ approach to Chinese students and scholars, Aug 24, 2019.
  6. MARTIN, F. Interview on “Panorama” news & current affairs show on Chinese international students and WeChat, SYN FM, June 6, 2019.
  7. MARTIN, F. Interview on Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck, ABC Radio Sydney (from 2:55:21). May 13, 2019.
  8. 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.
  9. MARTIN, F. Interview with Jules Schiller on ABC Radio Adelaide, Drive, Nov 27, 2018
  10. MARTIN, F. Interview about the research project with Campus Review , June 5 2018.
  11. 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.
  12. MARTIN, F. “Expectations and experiences of Chinese university students in Australia,” podcast interview with Prof James Laurenceson, Australia-China Relations Institute, May 3 2018.
  13. 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.
  14. MARTIN, F. Interview on Chinese students’ social experience in Australia on Triple J’s Hack. Nov 7 2017.
  15. 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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