Luca Agostini, intern at SIMI, interviews Maruja M.B. Asis about migration in the Asia Pacific Region and the activities and research carry out by the Scalabrini Migration Center, based in Manila.

Maruja M.B. Asis is Director of the Scalabrini Migration Center, based in Manila, Philippines, and Editor of the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. She is a sociologist with more than 30 years of research experience on international migration and social transformation in Asia.  Her research and publications explore the themes of gender, family and migration; migration and development; and migration governance. She has served as a member of various expert groups, advisory committees  and scientific committees on policy, research and advocacy issues related to international migration.