Megha Amrith is leader of the Max Planck Research Group “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG) and since 2022, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Global Networks: a journal of transnational affairs. Her research focuses on migrant labour, care, ageing, gender, inequalities, belonging and citizenship, primarily in Southeast Asia, but also drawing upon comparative ethnographic perspectives beyond the region. She is author of the monograph...
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Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

    Research Institute, Götttingen , Germany
    Research Group Leader 'Ageing in a Time of Mobility'


The linear imagination, stalled: changing temporal horizons in migrant journeys

Authors Megha Amrith
Year 2020
Journal Name Global Networks
2 Journal Article

Tentative friendships among low-income migrants in São Paulo’s commercial districts

Authors Megha Amrith
Year 2018
Journal Name Urban Studies
Citations (WoS) 4
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3 Journal Article

Pathways to urban citizenship for low-income migrants in São Paulo

Authors Megha Amrith
Year 2015
Journal Name Citizenship Studies
Citations (WoS) 3
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6 Journal Article

‘They Think We are Just Caregivers’: The Ambivalence of Care in the Lives of Filipino Medical Workers in Singapore

Authors Megha Amrith
Year 2010
Journal Name The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
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7 Journal Article

Gender, Work and Migration

Authors Nina Sahraoui, Megha Amrith
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8 Book

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