Johan Lindquist

Stockholm University

Johan Lindquist is a professor of social anthropology and the director of the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden. He is the co-editor of "Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity," the author of "The Anxieties of Mobility: Development and Migration in the Indonesian Borderlands," and the director of B.A.T.A.M.

Articles by Johan Lindquist

Population & Society

Brokers and Migration Infrastructure

Thursday, March 1, 2018

As demand for documented migrant labor has risen across Asia, smugglers have been replaced with migration brokers, who utilize and manage webs of relationships to send workers abroad. With knowledge of both the intricacies of bureaucracy and the informal world of local communities, they are an essential part of the international migration infrastructure.