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Lara Momesso

EATS Board Member, 2014-2018

I completed my MA in International Communication Studies at National Chengchi University in 2008 with a thesis focusing on the empowerment of mainland Chinese migrant spouses through a civil society organisation based in Taipei. Fascinated by the different accounts of my respondents, I decided to delve further into marriage migration in Taiwan. Thus from 2009 to 2013 I lived between London (as a PhD student at SOAS, University of London), Tuebingen (as a research fellow at the ERCCT, University of Tuebingen) and Taipei (as a visiting student at National Taiwan University).

The outcome of these years of research, movements across borders, and interactions with inspiring scholars and marriage immigrants is a PhD project that builds on feminist methodology and applies an intersectional analysis. An analysis that is fitting in the reconsideration of the phenomenon of marriage migration across the Taiwan Strait not only in light of the development of cross-Strait diplomatic relations and Taiwan domestic policies but rather as the outcome of the intersection of macro, meso and micro factors that may produce significantly different experiences amongst those who migrate.

I obtained my PhD degree in November 2013 and am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth. As a Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, the University of London, and as Associate Fellow at the European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan, University of Tuebingen, I cooperate with these two institutions on a regular basis.

Dr Lara Momesso, postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth. Also, Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, the University of London and Associate Fellow at the European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan, University of Tuebingen.