Loretta Baldassar is Professor in the Discipline Group of Anthropology and Sociology at The University of Western Australia. She has published extensively on migration, with a particular focus on families and caregiving. Her most recent books include, Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care (Routledge, 2014). Baldassar is interim Vice President of the International Sociological Association Migration Research Committee and a regional editor for the journal Global Networks. She is co-Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council funded Discover Projects: Ageing and New Media (with Raelene Wilding, La Trobe University) and Mobile Transitions: Understanding the Effects of Transnational Mobility on Youth Transitions (with Anita Harris, Deakin and Shanthi Robertson, Western Sydney). The Ageing and New Media project re-evaluates the emphasis on proximity in Australian policies of ageing by introducing a focus on mobility, migration and new media. It examines how older people’s support networks are increasingly dispersed due to the greater mobility of their family, friends and care services. The project’s aim is to highlight the current and potential role new media can play in fostering the local, distant & virtual support networks of older Australians. Loretta is part of a research team that collaborates on social inclusion, social innovation, diversity and digital literacy projects, consultancies and evaluations with local government, service providers and community groups.
Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore. She is also Assistant Dean (Research Division) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Her research addresses how citizenship is changing as a result of multi-directional migration flows in the Asia-Pacific. She is author of Citizens in Motion: Emigration, Immigration and Re-migration Across China’s Borders (2019; Stanford University Press). Her current research focuses on two domains: first, transnational ageing and care in the Asia-Pacific; and second, im/mobilities and diaspora aid at the China-Myanmar border. Elaine is Section Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2nd edition), Editor of the journal, Social and Cultural Geography, and serves on the journal editorial boards of Citizenship Studies; Emotions, Society and Space; and the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography.
Tabea Häberlein holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Bayreuth International Graduate School for African Studies (BIGSAS), Bayreuth University. She currently works as a research associate at the Chair of Social Anthropology, University of Bayreuth in the DFG-funded research project “Inner family resource flows and intergenerational relationships in West Africa” Her main fields of interest cover intergenerational relationships, age class systems, lifecourse, age and ageing.
Jakob Gross studied cultural anthropology, psychology and religious studies. He taught at the film school Macromedia and has published an article on ‘The habitus of the documentary field’. He worked for Documentary Campus Master School and DOK.fest Munich film festival. As an associate member of the Cluster of Excellence of Heidelberg University he worked on new forms of representation in visual anthropology. Since 2008 he has been producing his own documentary films and has been working as a cinematographer.
Annika Mayer studied visual anthropology, political sciences and new German literature in Munich and Paris. After her studies, she worked as scientific assistant at the Institute for Indology and Anthropology at the LMU Munich. In 2017 she completed her PhD on ageing in the Indian middle-classes at Heidelberg University. Since 2013 Annika has been working as an editor, director and producer. She is currently pursuing her Master in film editing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.
Helen Baykara-Krumme works at MPI-MMG in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity in the project ‘Civil Society Organizations and the Challenges of Migration and Diversity: Agents of Change (ZOMiDi)’. Her research focuses on the patterns and factors of change in civil society organizations in response to migration and diversity. Before joining the institute, Helen taught as an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Integration and Migration (InZentIM) at the University Duisburg-Essen and at Chemnitz University of Technology. Helen holds a PhD in Sociology from the Free University of Berlin and was a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School LIFE at the MPI for Human Development in Berlin. In 2017, she completed her habilitation at Chemnitz University. Her research interests so far mainly included family change and aging processes in migration and minority contexts, migrant transnationalism, integration and dissimilation processes and methodological issues in migration research.