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.
Ronald Skeldon is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sussex and Professor of Human Geography in the Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University. From June 2009 to March 2011 he was seconded as a Senior Research Fellow to the Department for International Development (DFID) in London. Trained at the Universities of Glasgow (BSc Hons) and Toronto (MA; PhD), he worked in Papua New Guinea for the Australian National University and throughout the Asia and Pacific region for the United Nations. For 14 years, he was on the faculty of the University of Hong Kong and was, from 1996 to 2000, an independent consultant based in Bangkok working primarily for international organizations. He joined the University of Sussex in 2000 and was a core member of the DFID-funded Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty between 2003 and 2009. He has published widely on issues of migration and development
Ronald Skeldon‘s recommended top three reads:
- Material produced by the Migration Policy Institute in Washington (http://www.migrationpolicy.org/) and the Migration Observatory in Oxford (http://www.migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/)
- "Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas" by David Scott FitzGerald and David Cook-Martin (2014)
- "Empires and Barbarians: Migration, Development and the Birth of Europe" by Peter Heather (2009)
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)
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)