Dr. Megha Amrith

Research Fellow. UNU-GCM

  • Dr. Megha AmrithMegha Amrith joined the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) as a Research Fellow in January 2014. She is trained as a social anthropologist and has thematic interests in migration and multiculturalism, cultural diversity, citizenship, cities and civil society movements that relate to migrants. She obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in 2012. Her dissertation was on the migration of Filipino medical and care workers in Southeast Asia for which she conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Singapore and the Philippines. She subsequently developed a postdoctoral research project at the Centre for Metropolitan Studies in São Paulo, Brazil, a research institute with a focus on urban social inequalities. In this project, she examined migrant rights and citizenship among low-income migrants in Brazil and India, furthering her interest in comparative and transregional approaches to the study of migration. She adopts an interdisciplinary approach in her research, bringing in perspectives not only from social anthropology, but also from human geography, sociology, communications and urban studies. She is also interested in the connections between academic, policy and civil society circles in understanding global migration and cultural diversity, and the expression of these themes in digital and visual media.


  • E-mail: amrith@unu.edu