Melody Chia-Wen Lu

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Trained in anthropology and developmental sociology, Melody Chia-Wen LU teaches migration and transnationalism, consumption and leisure, gender and sexuality in Dept. of Sociology, University of Macau. She co-edited Asian Cross-border Marriage Migration: Demographic Patterns and Social Issues (Amsterdam University Press, 2010) and published several journal articles and book chapters. Her current research interest is on transnational mobility in the casino space in Singapore and Macau, with an empirical focus on mainland Chinese and Taiwanese female migrants. She also serves as the coordinator of International Research Network of Casino and Development in Asia. Prior to joining the University of Macau, she was Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore and the International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands.

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Regulatory Regimes and Transnational Labour Brokering in a Grey Casino Space