Migration Research Leaders Syndicate
IOM has invited the world’s leading migration researchers to join in sharing their expertise and knowledge in support of the 2018 global compact on safe, orderly and regular migration. We have designed the Syndicate to take into account a range of factors, including the ambitious timeframe set for the global compact for migration, the wealth of expertise of leading academic and applied researchers working on a wide range of migration topics, and the substantial body of migration research and analysis currently existing globally that could usefully support global compact for migration processes. With this in mind, we are asking Syndicate members to contribute in ways that reflect their leadership in migration research, their busy schedules and ongoing commitments.
As a first step, we asked Syndicate members to provide their ‘top three reads’ to inform discussions and negotiations ahead of the global compact for migration. In other words, we have asked Syndicate members: “If you had the chance to provide only three pieces of research and analysis on aspects of (un)safe, (dis)orderly and (ir)regular migration to policymakers, what would they be?” In providing this important platform, IOM is striving for geographic and thematic diversity, with a focus on objectivity, neutrality and non-partisanship. Importantly, the views expressed by members of the Syndicate do not necessarily reflect those of IOM or any of its member states.
MIGRATION RESEARCH LEADERS SYNDICATE - MEMBERS
(in first name alphabetical order) Please note that this webpage is being updated regularly.
Ahmet İçduygu is Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. He currently holds a dual appointment as a full professor at Koç, one is in the Department of International Relations and the other is in the Department of Sociology. He is also the Director of the Migration Research Center at Koc (MiReKoc). He holds a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University. He held visiting fellow positions at Stockholm University, the University of Warwick, the University of Manchester, and the European University Institute in Florence. He is an elected member of the Science Academy in Turkey. In addition to his own individual research projects, Professor İçduygu has conducted various research projects for the international organizations such as IOM, UNHCR, EU, OECD and ILO. He teaches on migration studies, theories and practices of citizenship, international organizations, civil society, nationalism and ethnicity, and research methods. In addition to his numerous articles in scholarly journals, such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Citizenship Studies, European Review, International Migration, International Labor and Working Class History, Population, Space and Place, and British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, his most recent books include: Migration and Transformation: Multi-Level Analysis of Migrant Transnationalism, co-edited with P. Pitkänen and D. Sert (Springer, 2011), Countries of Migrants, Cities of Migrants – Italy, Spain, Turkey, co-edited with M. Balbo and J.P. Serrano (ISIS Press, 2013), and Critical Reflections in Migration Research: Views from the South and the North, co-edited with Ayşem Biriz Karaçay (Koç University Press, 2014).
Ahmet İçduygu’s recommended top three reads:
- "Europe’s Failed ‘Fight’ Against Irregular Migration: Ethnographic Notes on a Counterproductive Industry" by Ruben Andersson (2016)
- "Critical Approaches to Transit Migration" by Michael Collyer, Franck Düvell and Hein de Haas (2012)
- "The Politics of Irregular Migratory Flows in the Mediterranean Basin: Economy, Mobility and 'Illegality'" by Ahmet İçduygu (2007)
Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, and a Senior Research Fellow of Green-Templeton College, at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the politics and economics of refugees, and he has also written extensively on the politics of migration and humanitarianism. His recent books include Global Migration Governance (Oxford University Press, 2012), Survival Migration (Cornell University Press, 2013), Refugee Economies (Oxford University Press, 2016), Mobilising the Diaspora (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System (Penguin 2017). He has written for Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, and the Guardian, and appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, and CNN. He has worked as a consultant to UNHCR, IOM, UNDP, and OCHA, among others. His TED talks on Brexit and the refugee crisis have been viewed around 3 million times. He has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers of 2016, and has been listed by Thinkers50 in their top 30 emerging business influencers.
Alexander Betts’ recommended top three reads:
- "Temporary Work Visas as US-Haiti Development Cooperation" by Michael Clemens and Hannah Postel (2017)
- "The Globalization of Migration? Has the World Become More Migratory?" by Hein de Haas and Mathias Czaika (2014)
- "'Yes!' In My Backyard: The Economics of Refugees and Their Social Dynamics in Kakuma, Kenya" by Apurva Sanghi, Harun Onder and Varalakshmi Vemuru (2017)
Anna Triandafyllidou is Professor at the Global Governance Programme (GGP) of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), European University Institute. Within the GGP she coordinates the Research Area on Cultural Pluralism. Before joining the Programme, she was part time professor at the RSCAS (2010-2012). During the period 2004-2012, she was Senior Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens where she headed a successful migration research team. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2002, and is a member of the Spinelli Group. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.
Professor Triandafyllidou received her PhD from the European University Institute in 1995 and held teaching and research positions at the University of Surrey (1994-95), the London School of Economics (1995-97), the CNR in Rome (1997-99), the EUI (1999-2004) and the Democritus University of Thrace. She was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at New York University in 2001, and a Colston Fellow at the University of Bristol (2001-2002). She serves as national expert in the OECD Network of International Migration Experts (formerly SOPEMI) and acts as an evaluator of research projects for the European Research Council (Advanced and Consolidating Investigator Grants), the Research Framework Programmes of the European Commission (FP5, FP6, and FP7), the European Science Foundation, the Norface ERA-NET network, and several national research agencies (of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland).
Her main areas of research and teaching are the governance of cultural diversity, migration, and nationalism from a European and international perspective. Over the past 15 years, she has raised approximately 12 million Euros in research funds from European, international and national sources, and co-ordinated 30 international research projects in these research fields.
Her publications include more than 120 articles in refereed journals and chapters in collective volumes, five authored books and 19 edited and co-edited volumes.
Anna Triandafyllidou’s recommended top three reads:
- "From Eastern Enlargement to Jihad: The Double Challenge for Migrant Integration in Europe" by Anna Triandafyllidou (2017)
- "Europe 2020: Addressing Low Skill Labour Migration at Times of Fragile Recovery" by Anna Triandafyllidou and Sabrina Marchetti (2014)
- "EU Management of High Skill Migration" by Anna Triandafyllidou and Irina Isaakyan (2014)
Anne T. Gallagher AO (BA. LLB, M.Int.L, PhD) is a lawyer, practitioner, teacher and scholar with an established international reputation in human rights and the administration of criminal justice. She served as a UN human rights official from 1992 to 2003, the last four years as Special Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. In that capacity she participated in development of the international legal framework around human trafficking and migrant smuggling, leading the UN Inter-Agency Group in the negotiation process. Since resigning from the UN in 2003, Anne has held various leadership and technical roles in an intergovernmental program that aims to strengthen legislative and criminal justice responses to human trafficking and related exploitation in South East Asia. Other current positions include Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Presidential Task force on Trafficking; member of the IOM Director-General’s Advisory Board on Migration; and Academic Adviser at Doughty St Chambers, the UK’s largest civil rights practice. An independent and award-winning scholar, she is widely recognized as a global authority on the international law of human trafficking and of migrant smuggling.
Anne Gallagher’s recommended top three reads:
- "Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration" by David Miller (2016)
- "The Politics of Immigration: Contradictions of the Liberal State" by James Hampshire (2013)
- "Exploitation in Migration: Unacceptable but Inevitable" by Anne Gallagher (2015)
Ayman Zohry (Ph.D. University of Sussex) is an expert on migration studies based in Cairo, Egypt. He is the current as well as the founding president of the Egyptian Society for Migration Studies (EGYMIG). Following his early interests in Arab and Egyptian demography (1987-1998), Dr. Zohry’s research interests have shifted increasingly to the study of migration. His current research interests include migration and labour circulation, international migration, migration policies in the Middle East and North Africa, and Europe.
Ayman Zohry’s recommended top three reads:
- "Escaping the Escape: Toward Solutions for the Humanitarian Migration Crisis" by Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.) (2017)
- "Migration from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe: Past Developments, Current Status and Future Potentials" by Michael Bommes, Heinz Fassmann and Wiebke Sievers (eds.) (2014)
- "2015 Situation Report on International Migration, Displacement and Development in a Changing Arab Region" by UN-ESCWA and IOM (2015)
Binod Khadria is a professor of economics and education at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and Director of International Migration and Diaspora Studies (IMDS) Project. Presently holding the coveted ICCR Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, he has been formerly a recipient of two prestigious fellowships: the Times Fellowship in India and the Fulbright Fellowship in the US. As a visiting professor he has taught at the University of Melbourne in Australia; Kwansai Gakuin University in Japan; National University of Singapore, Maastricht University in the Netherlands; Graduate Institute, Geneva; University of Rouen in France; University of Sussex, UK; Trinity College Dublin; Boston University; and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, while at Trinity College Dublin, he delivered one of the prestigious Euro-Visions public lectures organized to mark the Irish Presidency of the European Council.
Professor Khadria is Deputy Chair for South Asia and Regional Coordinator for India at the Asia Pacific Migration Research Network (APMRN), and a member of the Boards of a number of organizations, like IOM Migration Research and Training Centre (MRTC) at Seoul, South Korea; International Network on Migration and Development (INMD) at Zacatecas, Mexico; International Geographical Union (IGU), and International Union for the Scientific Study Population (IUSSP). Apart from being a member of the International Steering Committee of the Metropolis International for many years, he has just launched one of its Asia Secretariats in New Delhi. He is also on the editorial advisory boards of a number of peer-reviewed journals: Journal for Citizenship and Globalisation Studies (Australia), Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (Canada), Journal of International Migration and Integration (Canada); Migration Studies (Oxford, UK); Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (Philippines); Journal of South Asian Diaspora (India); and Journal of Migration and Development (India).
His publications include The Migration of Knowledge Workers: Second-generation Effects of India's Brain Drain (Sage, 1999) and a number of research papers by ILO, OECD, Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM), Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD, France), Institute for Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO, Japan), Harvard International Review, 2010 World Social Science Report, Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora (Didier Millet), etc. One of his often cited 2001 article,“Shifting Paradigms of Globalization: The Twenty-first Century Transition towards Generics in Skilled Migration from India”, first published in IOM journal International Migration was reprinted in a 2011 four-volume Sage Library of International Relations Series. In 2007, he was the Guest Editor of a Special Issue of the Asian Population Studies on “Skilled Diasporas in Asian Development”. In 2010, he was an External Advisory Board member of the IOM’s World Migration Report, and in 2013 an Editorial Board member of The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Wiley-Blackwell). Recently, in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), he concluded a major joint-research project funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) on “Migration, Scientific Diasporas and Development Impact of Return Migration on India”, and published a jointly edited volume, Indian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and Back, (Springer, 2014). His latest co-authored publication is the Research Report published by the Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education: India’s Human Capital in Gen-Y and Gen-Z: Constructs of an Index of Service Production, Research Report 47, Oct., 2016: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/2208986/Indias-Human-Capital-in-Gen-Y-and-Gen-Z_Khadria-et-al_2016.pdf
In 2009, Professor Khadria was nominated to the International Advisory Committee of the 3rd UN Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held at Athens. In the same year, he launched the India Migration Report on the sub-theme Past, Present and the Future Outlook followed by the next volume, on The Americas in 2012, published by the Cambridge University Press. He is presently engaged in preparation of next two volumes, one on The Continents of Africa and Europe, and the other on The Asia-Pacific. In addition, he is co-editing a SAGE Handbook of International Migration.
At Rutgers, as the first ICCR Chair of Indian Studies in the US, Professor Khadria has introduced a new Spring-term graduate course, “Economics for the Global Citizen”. “Ear to Asia”, a podcast series by the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne has recently aired his views on the two Indian Diasporas in the Global Workforce:
Binod Khadria’s recommended top three reads:
- "Adversary Analysis and the Quest for Global Development" by Binod Khadria (2009)
- "Migration of Health Workers and Health of International Migrants: Framework for Bridging Some Knowledge Disjoints Between Brain Drain and Brawn Drain" by Binod Khadria (2012)
- "Involuntary and Illegal Migration to India: The Case of Bangladesh" by Binod Khadria (2016)
Elizabeth Ferris is research professor with the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and also serves as a nonresident senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. From January to September 2016, she also served as senior advisor to the U.N. General Assembly’s Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York. From 2006 to 2015, she was a senior fellow and co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement where she worked to support understanding and protection of internally displaced persons. Prior to joining Brookings, she spent 20 years working in the field of humanitarian assistance, most recently in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Council of Churches. She has also served as the director of the Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program; as research director for the Life & Peace Institute in Uppsala, Sweden; and as a Fulbright professor at the Universidad Autónoma de México. Her teaching experience has included positions at Lafayette College, Miami University, and Pembroke State University. She has written extensively on refugee, migration, and humanitarian issues, including “The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action” (Brookings Institution Press, 2011) and most recently, “Consequences of Chaos: Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect,” with Kemal Kirsici (Brookings Institution Press, 2016). She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her master’s and doctorate from the University of Florida.
Elizabeth Ferris’ recommended top three reads:
- "The New Wave: Forced Displacement Caused by Organized Crime in Central America and Mexico" by David Cantor (2014)
- "Migration and Global Environmental Change: Future Challenges and Opportunities" by the UK Government Office for Science (2011)
- "Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age" Katharine Donato and Donna Gabaccia (2015)
Harald Bauder is the Director of the Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies and a Professor in the Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies at Ryerson University. He was the founding Academic Director of the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement. His research expertise includes immigration policy and public discourse, the economic integration of migrants, critical perspectives of borders and cross-border mobility, and sanctuary policies and practices.
Harald Bauder’s recommended top three reads:
- "Sanctuary Cities: Policies and Practices in International Comparison" by Harald Bauder (2016)
- "Perspectives of Open Borders and No Border" by Harald Bauder (2015)
- "Domicile Citizenship, Human Mobility and Territoriality" by Harald Bauder (2014)
Hein de Haas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He is a founding member and a former director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford. He is also Extraordinary Professor of Migration and Development at Maastricht University / United Nations University. He also maintains a blog on migration-related topics. His research focuses on the linkages between migration and broader processes of social transformation and development in origin and destination countries. His theoretical and empirical publications cover a wide range of issues, including migration determinants, migration policies, the development implications of migration, transnationalism and rural-urban transformations. He did extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and Africa and, particularly, in Morocco. De Haas is co-author (with Stephen Castles and Mark Miller) of The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World, a leading text book in the field of migration studies. In 2009, De Haas was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the DEMIG (Determinants of International Migration) project (2010-2014), which studies the effectiveness of migration policies. He recently received an ERC Consolidator Grant for the MADE (Migration as Development) project, in which he investigated the long-term effects of development in origin and destination societies for internal and international migration patterns. In 2015, De Haas was awarded a second grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the MADE (Migration as Development) project (2015-2020), which investigates how processes of development and social transformation have shaped human migration across the globe over the past centuries. Hein de Haas holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology (1989), an MA degree in environmental and social geography (1995) from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in social sciences from the University of Nijmegen (2003).
Hein de Haas’ recommended top three reads:
- "Theories of International Migration: A Review and Appraisal" by Douglas Massey, Joaquin Arango, Graeme Hugo, Ali Kouaouci, Adela Pellegrino and J. Edward Taylor (1993)
- "Migration and Development: A Theoretical Perspective" by Hein de Haas (2010)
- "Why Border Enforcement Backfired" by Douglas Massey, Jorge Durand and Karen Pren (2016)
Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MsC is a Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the Director of Research at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard’s only university wide Human Rights research center. From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha founded and directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the author of Child Migration & Human Rights in a Global Age (Princeton University Press, 2014), the editor of Children Without A State (MIT Press, 2011), and of Human Rights and Adolescence (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). Her current research focuses on adolescents at risk of violence, social exclusion or discrimination. She is actively engaged in several research projects in India, examining the factors that drive access of low caste girls from illiterate families to higher education, and that transform gender norms among children and adolescents. She also works on similar issues within the Roma community in Europe. Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies.
Jacqueline Bhabha's recommended top three reads:
- "Emergency within an Emergency: The Growing Epidemic of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Children in Greece" by Vasileia Digidiki and Jacqueline Bhabha (2017)
- "Recommended Principles to Guide Actions Concerning Children on the Move and Other Children Affected by Migration" (adopted June 2016)
- "Children on the Move in the 21st Century: Developing a Rights-Based Plan of Action" by Jacqueline Bhabha (forthcoming 2018)