Transnational families, media, and care across distance


Until the end of the past century, visits, phone calls, letters, and remittances were common means to upholding relationships across distance and showing care. Today, mobile devices and fast internet connections open new avenues to stay in touch across distance.

In this episode, my co-producer Jolynna speaks to Loretta Baldassar about her work on transnational families, media practices, care and ageing in migration in Australia.

Loretta Baldassar is Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at UWA and an Adjunct Principal Research Fellow at Monash University. Her research and teaching areas include migration, transnational families and Australian society. Loretta is currently working on two ARC Discovery projects: Ageing and New Media and Mobile Transitions.

Learn more about Loretta here:…baldassar

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