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Dr Gunjan Sondhi

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Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Geography
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences & Global Studies
  • Geography
  • gunjan.sondhi

Professional biography

I come to the discipline of Geography through Migration Studies, with a PhD from the University of Sussex, UK. Prior to starting as a Lecturer in Geography at the Open University in May 2018, I held postdoctoral positions at the Open University in the UK (2016-2018), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (2015-2016) and York University in Canada (2014-2015).  I am the Postgraduate Convenor, and the Pathway lead for Geography for the Grand Union DTP.  I am also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology

Research interests

My research interests focus on the interplay between gender, class, education and skilled mobility .  This work has stretched across South Asia, Southeast Asia, North America and the UK/EU to examining the mobility of international students, and highly skilled migrants within academia, the IT sector and Finance. I am interested in employing gender as an analytical lens to examine the different pathways and flows of skilled mobility that reflect the global and regional shifting relations of power.

Teaching interests

I am currently part of the presentation team for the following modules:

  • U116: Environment: journeys through a changing world
  • DD103: Investigating the social world

I am the Postgraduate Convenor for Geography, and the Pathway lead for Geography for the Grand Union DTP.


Working Within the Aspiring Center: Professional Status and Mobilities Among Migrant Faculty in Singapore (2019-06-01)
Ortiga, Yasmin Y.; Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Sondhi, Gunjan and Wang, Jue
Higher Education Policy, 32(2) (pp. 146-166)
Academic "Centres", Epistemic Differences and Brain Circulation (2018-09-21)
Ortiga, Yasmin Y.; Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Sondhi, Gunjan and Wang, Jue
International Migration, 56(5) (pp. 90-105)
International student migration: a comparison of UK and Indian students’ motivations for studying abroad (2018)
King, Russell and Sondhi, Gunjan
Globalisation, Societies and Education, 16(2) (pp. 176-191)
Gendering international student migration: an Indian case-study (2017-05)
Sondhi, Gunjan and King, Russell
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(8) (pp. 1308-1324)
Skilled Migration and IT Sector: A Gendered Analysis (2019)
Sondhi, Gunjan; Raghuram, Parvati; Herman, Clem and Ruiz-Ben, Esther
In: Rajan, S. Irudaya ed. India Migration Report 2018: Migrants in Europe
ISBN : 9781138498167 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : New Delhi
"Settlers" Meeting the "Settled": International Students Encountering the South Asian "Diaspora" in Ontario, Canada (2019)
Sondhi, Gunjan
In: Kim, Ann H. and Kwak, Min-Jung eds. Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families and Structuring Institutions (pp. 159-176)
ISBN : 9781487504625 | Publisher : University of Toronto Press | Published : Toroto, Canada