Dr Michael Rose is a Research Fellow at the Centre. He is an anthropologist with a PhD from the Australian National University and a background working various jobs in policy, agriculture, international development and education throughout Eurasia and Australia.
His current focus is an ethnographic study exploring the experiences of a cohort of Timorese agricultural labourers within Australia’s Seasonal Workers Program. His interests include the applied anthropology of development, labour mobility and diaspora communities, globalisation’s social impact and urban-rural movement in Southeast Asia. Though he has published mostly on Timor-Leste, his recent work has broached areas as diverse as mining in India and gene technology regulation, and he is always delighted to explore new fields of research.