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Catriona Stevens


  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Cat is a Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences at UWA with expertise in the sociology of migration and in Chinese studies.

She recently completed her PhD in Anthropology and Sociology, an ethnography of trade skilled migrants from China who came to Perth over the course of the recent mining and resources supercycle. Findings from this project have been published in Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, Current Sociology and International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.

Working as a researcher, Cat has contributed to several team projects, including ARC-funded DP ‘Ageing and New Media: a new analysis of older Australians’ support network’ and an evaluation of the WA Department of Local Government and Communities Age-friendly Communities Grants Program. She is active in supporting the work of the Migration, Mobilities and Belonging research cluster at UWA and in 2017 co-convened The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference.

Cat has been employed as a sessional unit coordinator since 2013, teaching undergraduates at UWA and at Murdoch University in migration studies, Chinese language and translation, and Asian studies.

BA(Hons), Oxon 2003

Postgraduate units in migration law, ANU 2013

PhD, UWA 2020 (expected)

Previous positions

Sessional unit coordinator, Murdoch University (2013-2015; 2018-2019)

Associate Lecturer, Murdoch University (2019-2020)

Units taught: BUS241 Contemporary China, BUS233 Conversational Chinese, BUS346 Chinese Business Negotiations; AST102 Asian Centuries; AST281 Contemporary Asia; OASN288 and AST558 Women in Asia (tutor); AST250 Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia (tutor)

Teaching overview

ANTH3801 Migration Mobilities and Belonging; CHIN2004 Translation for Beginners Chinese>English; SOCS4100 Honours Research Skills


Migration studies
Chinese diaspora




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