Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Francesco Vecchio

Dr Francesco Vecchio


Francesco Vecchio is an adjunct research fellow and was previously a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. His research interests span across several disciplines with a focus on mixed migratory movements, irregular border crossing and informality. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he teaches courses on ethnicity, ethnic relations and identities.

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Research Interests

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Arrival city and urban change
  • Labour and mobility
  • Informal economy

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PhD, Tasia Power - Irregular migration and Humanitarian Aid in the Asia Pacific

PhD, Tracey Kerr, - State Crime and the Right to Health: Australia’s Pathogenic Immigration Detention Regime

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  • Vecchio, F. and Gerard, A. (forthcoming 2017) (eds) Entrapping asylum seekers: social, legal and economic precariousness, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Vecchio, F. (2015) Asylum seeking and the global city, Abingdon: Routledge.

Refereed journal articles

  • Weber, L., Mohn, S., Vecchio, F. and Fili A. (forthcoming 2018) ‘Beyond deportation: researching the control of outward mobility using a space of flows logic’, Global Networks.
  • Vecchio, F. and Ham, J. (2018) 'From subsistence to resistance: Asylum seekers and the other "Occupy" in Hong Kong', Critical Social Policy, 38(2), 201-221
  • Vecchio, F. (2016) 'The economy of seeking asylum in the global city', International Migration, 54(1), 19-31.
  • Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2014) 'Asylum seekers' Occupy protest in Hong Kong', Race & Class, 56(2), 96-104.
  • Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2013) 'Resisting government labelling and engaging the community: The 'March For Protection' in Hong Kong', Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, 3(1), 24-29.
  • Vecchio, F. and Crocitti, S. (2011) 'Italia e Australia: politiche e strumenti di controllo delle migrazioni a confronto', Mondi Migranti, 2, 195-227.
  • Vecchio, F. (2004) 'Razzismo in Canada: Il problema della diversità dagli occhi a mandorla', Rivista di Studi Canadesi, 17, 69-94.
  • Vecchio, F. (2003) 'Tra negoziati di pace ed elezioni politiche: Il difficile dopoguerra italiano nei giudizi della stampa anglo-canadese, 1945-1948', Rivista di Studi Canadesi, 16, 15-38.

Book chapters

  • van Liempt, I. and Vecchio, F. (forthcoming 2018) 'Refugee mobility across networks and cities', in T. Schwanen (ed) Handbook of Urban Geography, London: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Gerard, A. and Vecchio, F. (2017) 'Entrapping asylum seekers: Introductions' in F. Vecchio and A. Gerard (eds) Entrapping asylum seekers: social, legal and economic precariousness, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-23.
  • Vecchio, F. (2017) 'Asylum seeker materiality and identity-building: shapers of socio-legal incarceration', in F. Vecchio and A. Gerard (eds) Entrapping asylum seekers: social, legal and economic precariousness, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 247-270.
  • Vecchio, F. (2017) 'Controllo e irregolarità in Asia e Australia', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed) XXII Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2016, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 213-226.
  • Vecchio, F. (2016) 'Richiedenti asilo in rotta verso l'Australia', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed) XXI Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2015, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 269-281.
  • Vecchio, F. and Gerard, A. (2015) 'Surviving the politics of illegality', in S. Pickering and J. Ham (Eds.) Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration , Abingdon: Routledge, 179-192.
  • Vecchio, F. (2014) 'Vent'anni d'immigrazione in Asia', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed.) XX Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2014, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 287-302.
  • Vecchio, F. (2014) 'La promessa e la realtà dell'asilo in Asia', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed.), XIX Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2013 , Milan: FrancoAngeli, 203-213.
  • Vecchio, F. (2013) 'Contesti familiari e mutamenti sociali in Asia', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed.), XVIII Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2012 , Milan: FrancoAngeli, 243-255.
  • Vecchio, F. (2012) 'Documenti di viaggio e dinamiche di movimento nella regione asiatica', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed.), XVII Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2011, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 295-307.
  • Vecchio, F. (2011) 'Il lavoro, lo Stato e gli ingressi irregolari in Asia', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed.), XVI Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2010, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 311-326.
  • Vecchio, F. (2010) 'La crisi economica e le migrazioni in Australia: nuove prospettive di controllo', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed.), XV Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2009, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 329-344.
  • Vecchio, F. (2009) 'La dinamica dei flussi migratori nel Sud-Est asiatico', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed.), XIV Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2008, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 291-307.
  • Vecchio, F. (2008) 'Mobilità cinese e villaggio globale', in Fondazione ISMU (Ed.), XIII Rapporto sulle Migrazioni 2007, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 349-363.

Multimedia and other journals

  • Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2015) 'Refugees organize new union in Hong Kong', Waging Nonviolence, 2 June.
  • Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2015) 'Trouble in paradise', open Democracy, 27 March.
  • Vecchio, F. (2014) 'Research Notes: Asylum seeking and the global city', Border Criminologies, 3 September.
  • Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2014) 'Global wealth meets its refugee nemesis in Asia's World City', Institute of Race Relations, 17 April.
  • Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2014) '"Occupy ISS": Why did it happen and why should we care?', VFR Insight Series, 3, March.
  • Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2013) 'What don't we know about asylum seekers and how does this affect refugee work? The missing issues hampering advocacy in Hong Kong', VFR Insight Series, 1, August.
  • Beatson, C. and Vecchio, F. (2013) 'Stark realities for asylum seekers in Hong Kong are alien to Edward Snowden', South China Morning Post, 20 June.
  • Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2013) 'Reporting from Hong Kong', Border Criminologies, 12 May.
  • Gerard, A. and Vecchio, F. (2012) 'Australia among the world's worst in dealing with asylum seekers', The Conversation, 24 August.
  • Vecchio, F. (2012) 'La frontiera come segno di appartenenza sociale', Libertàcivili, 3, 104-109.
  • Vecchio, F. (2011) 'Hong Kong e Guangzhou: Dall'Oriente esempi di città interetniche', Libertàcivili, 4, 28-34.
  • Mathews, G. and Vecchio, F. (2011) 'Open and shut cases: Hong Kong's ineffective refugee policy turns away those most in need', South China Morning Post, 14 January.
  • Vecchio, F. (2009) 'La corsa di Shenzhen', Popoli , 2, 25-27.
  • Vecchio, F. (2008) 'Una vita da precari', Popoli, 8-9, 21-23.

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