As the next generation of scholars and academic leaders, the Faculty takes every opportunity to improve and enrich our graduate students skills, knowledge and exposure.  The annual graduate student conference, organise by graduate students of our Faculty, is one of the exciting opportunities for them to exchange views and network with fellows students from other universities. 

The Faculty is pleased to announce that the 6th Global Social Sciences Graduate Student Conference is going to be held on Friday, 20 April 2018. The theme of this multidisciplinary conference is “Culture, Migration, and Identity: Entering the 21st Century”. We would like to initiate conversations and exchange ideas on this theme that cut across disciplinary boundaries.  We also hope that this conference will provide opportunities for students to practice presentation skills, to connect with professors and potential research partners, to increase the visibility of their research, and to learn frontier research issues conducted at other universities, both in their own and in other disciplines.   


 click the above for a larger image


Call for Paper/Abstract

At the turn of the 21st century, migration emerged as a large-scale phenomenon throughout the world. The volume and dynamics of international migration, whether permanent or semi-permanent changes of residency, result in economic, social, political and cultural changes. These, in turn, affect the spaces in which migrants gain membership and identity through a process of legitimate peripheral participation.

Given the size and scale of migration flows and the possibility for cultural misunderstandings, structural inequalities, and conflict inherent in the emergence of diverse, multi-ethnic societies around the world, there may be a need to build an awareness of the complex interrelationships between culture, migration, and identity. Similarly, identifying the relative empirical support that will be needed for each theoretical scheme and integrating the schemes in light of this evaluation will be critical.

Through this conference, we hope to develop knowledge and establish a blueprint for explicating the dynamic realities of culture, migration, and identity, and clarifying their underlying assumptions and key propositions within the context of migration flows in the 21st century. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Globalization of migration
  • The impact of culture, power, and migration on changing identities
  • Geography, culture, and migration
  • Rethinking migration and international relations
  • History of migration across time and space
  • Migration and Sociology
  • Future trends and implications of migration in Asia-  

Click here to view the full Call for Abstract/Paper

Keynote Speakers                         

Prof. LAN Pei-Chia, Professor, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University

Dr.Elaine Lynn-Ee HO, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore


Please register at : (Deadline : 2 February 2018)

*Participants who want to revise their abstract after the registration deadline, please email the WORD document to  <>

Travel Grant Awards

for non-local participants 

(a)  Application Guidelines in PDF format 

(b) Application Form in WORD format

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2018 (late and incomplete submission will NOT be considered

Abstract Submission

Click here for the Abstract format 

Conference Venue


Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University

Location Map, Transportation and Accommodation Information

Conference Rundown 


Presentation Schedule & Abstracts

Presentation Schedule (revised on 18 April 2018)


Enquiry Email