Michele Ford

Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney


Professor Michele Ford is Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney, where she researches labour internationalism and labour activism. Her books include Workers and Intellectuals: NGOs, Trade Unions and the Indonesian Labour Movement (NUS/Hawaii/KITLV 2009), From Migrant to Worker: Global Unions and Temporary Labor Migration in Asia (Cornell 2019) and Labor and Politics in Indonesia (Cambridge 2020, with Teri Caraway). Her most recent research project, with Dr Kristy Ward, APHEDA, BWI and the Solidarity Center, examines the international labour movement’s efforts to reduce gender-based violence in Cambodia’s construction sector.