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 surname alphabetical order) Please note that this webpage is being updated regularly.
Dr Papa Demba Fall is professor and research director at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal, where he is head of the Department of Human Sciences at the Institut fondamental d’Afrique noire Cheikh Anta Diop, and Research Network Director of the study of African international migrations.
Papa Demba Fall’s recommended top three reads:
- "Imagining Europe: Being Willing to Go Does not Necessarily Result in Taking the Necessary Steps" by Papa Demba Fall (2014)
- "Migration and Development in the Sahel. Upon Lessons Learnt: How to Take Advantage of Mobility Better?" by Papa Demba Fall (2016)
- "Des Francenabé aux Modou-Modou. L’émigration Sénégalaise Contemporaine" by Papa Demba Fall (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)
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)
Prof. Dr. Guofu Liu is employed at the School of Law, Beijing Institute of Technology. He was awarded LLB and LLM by China, Ph.D. by Australia and completed postdoctoral study in Germany. His recent research focuses on migration law and policy. He actively involved in the legislations and policy making of Chinese governments in the field of international migration. He is advisory expert of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, China and Convener of the Expert Team of Drafting the Law of Anti-Trafficking in Persons. He finished over twenty academic research projects from the Chinese governmental authorities, the IOM, the UNHCR, the ILO, and the UNACT, is the author of over twenty books and reports including The Right to Leave and Return and Chinese Migration Law (Nijhoff), Chinese Immigration Law (Ashgate).
Guofu Liu's recommended top three reads:
- “Chinese Immigration Law” by Guofu Liu (2010)
- “Chinese Skilled Migration Legislation and Its Introduction of Foreign Talents” by Guofu Liu (2013).
- “Legislation, Impacts and Deficiencies of the Law of Exit and Entry Administration of China 2013” by Guofu Liu (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)
Jenna Hennebry holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, is an Associate Professor affiliated with the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and is the Director of the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research focuses on international migration and mobility, with a specialization in lower-skilled labour migration with regional expertise in Canada, Mexico, Morocco and Spain.
Dr. Hennebry’s research portfolio includes comparative studies of migration policy and foreign worker programs with an emphasis on migrant rights and health, migration industries, non-state migration mediation, transnational families, and the role of remittances in development. Recent work examines the role of bilateral labour mobility agreements in protecting migrant rights and social protections, non-state actors and an expanding migration industry in foreign worker programs, and shifting regimes of labour migration governance worldwide (e.g. www.mappingmigration.com and www.migrantworkerhealth.ca).
Dr. Hennebry is currently working with UN Women to provide key analytical and methodological support to the UN Women’s project on Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Worker’s Labour and Human Rights. She is also working with the World Bank on the KNOMAD project, KNOMAD draws on experts from all parts of the world to synthesize existing knowledge and generate new knowledge for use by policy makers in sending and receiving countries.
Jenna Hennebry’s recommended top three reads:
- "Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium" by Douglas Massey, Joaquin Arango, Graeme Hugo, Ali Kouaouci, Adela Pellegrino (1999)
- "Globalizing Care Economies and Migrant Workers: Explorations in Global Care Chains" by Nicola Yeates (2009)
- "Women Migrant Workers’ Journey through the Margins: Labour, Migration and Trafficking" by Jenna Hennebry, Will Grass and Janet McLaughlin (2016)
Professor of international human rights law, Assistant Director of Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS); Executive Director, the Center for Human Rights Studies, CASS; Deputy General Editor, Chinese Review of International Law, CASS; and Deputy General Editor, Chinese Yearbook of International Law, China Society of International Law.
Huawen Liu has also worked as Legal consultant for UNICEF China and All China Women’s Federation (ACWF) for Project on Revision of Chinese Law on Protection of Minors in 2006; Chief of the EU Micro-project on Promotion of the Awareness and Protection of the Disadvantaged Children in China from January 2007 to June 2008.
LIU Huawen's recommended top three reads:
- "Study on the UN Protocol Against Human Trafficking from a Human Rights Law Perspective" by LIU Huawen (2011) (in Chinese)
- "Basis of Prohibition of Human Trafficking" by LIU Huawen (2016) (in Chinese)
- "Rule of Law, Development and Human Rights: Three Dimensions of China's Path" by LIU Huawen (2014) (in Chinese)
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)
Liliana Lyra Jubilut holds a PhD and a Master in International Law from Universidade de São Paulo, and an LLM in International Legal Studies from NYU School of Law. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the Refugee Law Initiative, at the University of London. She has been a Lawyer/RSD and Protection Officer/ Outreach Protection Consultant at the Refugee Center of Caritas Arquidiocesana de São Paulo (Brazil) – UNHCR implementing partner – and a Consultant for UNHCR-Brazil. She has coordinated the first ever national survey on migrants and refugees access to rights in Brazil, for the Brazilian government (Ministry of Justice’s Pensando o Direito project in partnership with the Institute for Applied Economic Research - IPEA), and the Declaration on the Integral Protection of Refugees and Other Forced Migrants and for the Construction of an Effective Humanitarian Space (an international document created in 2014 by academics and civil society organizations in celebration of the 30 anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration). She has been a part of national and international research projects, including with the Refugee Law Initiative, the Center for International Criminal Justice and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). She is also part of the Editorial Board of the International Refugee Law Series. Currently, she is a Professor of the Post-graduate Programme in Law at Universidade Católica de Santos, where she is part of the coordination of both the UNHCR Sergio Vieira de Mello Chair and the Research Group Human Rights and Vulnerabilities, since 2013. She has been working with refugees’ issues since 1999.
Liliana Lyra Jubilut’s recommended top three reads:
- "Durable Solutions: 5 Implementation Challenges and Possible Pathways for Improvement" by André de Lima Madureira and Liliana Lyra Jubilut (2016)
- "Making the Most of Human Mobility" by António Guterres and William Lacy Swing (2010)
- "The Refugee Crisis Is Humanity’s Crisis" by Brad Evans and Zygmunt Bauman (2016)
Ray Jureidini is an Australian professor of migration ethics and human rights at the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. His human and labor rights based research and activism centers on migrant labor exploitation, human trafficking, racism, debt bondage and slavery-like practices in the Middle East. He completed his doctorate in 1986 in economic and industrial Sociology at Flinders University in South Australia. After teaching Sociology in several universities in Australia, he spent 6 years at the American University of Beirut from 1999 where he began researching and publishing on human rights issues concerning migrant domestic workers and conducted the first survey of domestic workers in the region. At the American University in Cairo from 2005-2011, he became director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies and conducted a number of research projects on migrant and refugee issues, including household domestic workers, child domestic workers, Egyptian families of migrant workers abroad and trajectories of Somali and Ethiopian asylum seekers in Yemen, Syria and Turkey. In 2012, Dr Jureidini spent a year as research consultant for the Center of Design Innovation at Qatar Foundation in Doha. He was one of the authors of the Qatar Foundation’s 2013 Mandatory Standards for Migrant Worker Welfare and the author of a 2014 report, Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar for the Qatar Foundation. More recently, he authored the ILO publication, Ways Forward in Fair Recruitment of Low-skilled Migrant Workers in the Asia-Arab States corridor. Dr. Jureidini is also a consultant and advisor on human trafficking, labour recruitment, labour supply chain evaluations and migrant labour reform advocacy.
Ray Jureidini’s recommended top three reads:
- "Ways Forward in Recruitment of Low-skilled Migrant Workers in the Asia-Arab States Corridor" by Ray Jureidini (2016)
- "When Refugees Stopped Being Migrants: Movement, Labour and Humanitarian Protection" by Katy Long (2013)
- "Global Migration Governance" by Alexander Betts (ed.) (2014)