Abdullah Atmacasoy

Middle East Technical University / Universität Hamburg

I am a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. My research interests focus on curriculum development and instructional strategies for education in emergencies. I am currently conducting a cross-cultural comparative study on the language development of newly arrived migrant students in monolingual countries, namely in Turkey and Germany. The purpose of my research is to explore how language curriculum is planned and implemented in both countries and reveal what structural factors in pre-, trans-, and post-migration ecologies predict the language proficiency of newly arrived migrant students.

Abel Ghekiere

Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Acil Abdul Hadi

Toulouse Business School

Acil Abdul Hadi is an expatration and skilled migration scholar, taking part of the Marie-Sklodowska Curie project on Global Mobility of employees. Acil is particularly interested in socio-economic consequences of migration including skills acquisition and career development.

Admira Buzimkic

Queen's University

Adrian Favell

University of Leeds

discussant, author, participant, participant

Adrienne E Hamilton

University of Hertfordshire

PhD researcher in the Professional Doctorate in Heritage, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Based in San Diego, California. Interests: fundraising, migration, social cohesion, and European museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Adrienne Homberger

TU Wien


Ágnes Erőss

Geographical Institute RCAES Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Agnes Kriszan

HAWK University of Applied Sciences Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen


Agnieszka Trąbka

Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Agnieszka Trąbka, PhD, is a migration researcher with a background in sociology and psychology. Since 2014 she has been working in the Institute of Applied Psychology at Jagiellonian University. In 2018 she also joined the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw as a researcher in the project “CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit” and “MIMY: EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions” (Horizon 2020). Her research interests encompass migration and mobility studies, identity research, psychology of place and qualitative research methods. She is assistant editor of the journal “Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny” (Migration Studies – Review of Polish Diaspora) and a member of the Committee on Migration Research of Polish Academy of Science.

Agnieszka Bielewska

University SWPS

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AGNIESZKA BIELEWSKA received her PhD in Sociology from Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom in 2010 and since then works at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland. Her primary academic interests include the challenges met by modern societies such as international migration, ageing and climate change. She was member of Warsaw research team in the international project RESTATE “Restructuring Large – scale Housing Estates in European Cities: Good Practices and New Visions for Sustainable Neighbourhoods and Cities” within the 5th Framework Programme EU. She published with Peter Lang, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power and Ethnicities, International Migration.

Agnieszka Martynowicz

Edge Hill University


Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna


organizer, organizer, organizer
Agnieszka is currently a collaborator of the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw and Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research at the University of Wolverhampton. Until recently she was Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, working on a two-year research project “Brexit and Deportations: Towards a Comprehensive and Transnational Understanding of a New System Targeting EU Citizens” (BRAD).

Ahmed Osama Abdelhamid Bakry

Heidelberg University

Ahmed Bakry is an architect and urban planner. He got his BSc from Ain Shams University, urban planning and design department (UPD) July 2012. His accumulative ranking was the first upon his colleagues. He then joined the integrated urbanism and sustainable deign master’s program (IUSD), which is a double master’s degree between Ain Shams University and Stuttgart University between 2013 and 2015. During this time he started his work on integrating local ethnic groups in the process of regional planning and bridging the gap between government, planners (practitioners), academia and society. Bakry began his practical work while he was studying, by participating in several urban competitions. He worked as a freelancer for some architectural, interior, and urban projects. Bakry participated in several student exchange programs related to urbanism and future developments. He attended several conferences and workshops regarding sustainable urbanism and contemporary planning in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Egypt, Canada and U.S. Between 2016 and 2019 he worked as lecturer assistant at UPD, and as researcher at IUSD Cairo in various research projects, all related to regional planning and regional governance. Bakry started to work on his PhD at the Institute of Geography in April 2019. His research is funded by the Higher ministry of education in Cairo MHESR and the DAAD respectively. In his PhD he is trying to tackle the regional developmental inequalities in the global south for the border regions. His work is based on theories of regional planning, peripheral regions, and cross-border communities. By comparing the South Egyptian border region with EU border areas, he aims do develop an analytical framework that enables a better understanding of planning processes in cross-border regions.

ahmed kadiri


Ahmet Içduygu



Aida Ibričević

author, author
Dr. Aida Ibričević is an independent migration scholar and research consultant based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, affiliated as a Global Fellow with the Migration Center at the Peace Research Institute (PRIO) in Oslo, Norway and as a Research Fellow with the Center for Diaspora Studies, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. She contributes to the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) in Bonn, Germany project Trajectories of reintegration: The impacts of forced displacement, migration and return on social change as a Senior Research Associate and delivers consulting services for IOM’s Labor Migration Project and UNDP’s Diaspora for Development project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also provides review services for a number of peer-reviewed, international academic journals. Her recent research interests include: external voting, drivers of highly skilled emigration, return migration and reintegration, with a particular focus on how emotions relate to politics and the connections between citizenship, home, and belonging. Aida Ibričević has an Economics B.A. from Middlebury College, United States, and an Economics M.A. from Central European University (CEU), Hungary. Her doctoral degree is in Political Science from Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, which she completed with a dissertation entitled Searching for Home and Belonging: A Qualitative Study to Understand the “Emotional Citizenship" of Diaspora Returning to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Aija Lulle

Loughborough University

chair, discussant
Lecturer in human geography, Loughborough University, Geography and Environment (as of 2018). Before joining Loughborough, I worked as the main researcher on the EU Horizon 2020 ‘YMOBILITY’ project at the University of Sussex, researching youth mobilities across Europe (2015-2018). I as was also a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Eastern Finland where she researched migrant children and families (2016-2018), founding director of the Centre for Diaspora and Migration Research, University of Latvia. As of September 2019 I am also Adjunct Professor, docent, migration and mobility studies, University of Eastern Finland, Geography department.

Aimee Kelley

Akram Khater

North Carolina State University


Alagie Jinkang

University of Bologna

author, author

Albano Rikani

Potsdam Institute for climate impact research


Albert Kraler


organizer, organizer
I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Migration and Globalisation at Danube University, Krems, which I joined in September 2018. Previously, I worked as a senior researcher at ICMPD`s research department, and between 2011 and 2015, also led the research departmen. A political scientist and Africanist by training (MA from the University of Vienna, of which one year at SOAS, University of London, PhD from the University of Vienna), I also held fellowships at the SCMR, University of Sussex (2003-2004) and the Department of Political Sciences and the University of Vienna (2005-2006). M research has focused on migration statistics, irregular migration, regularisation, family migration policies, discrimination, border control, and more recently, international protection.

Aldina Camenisch

University of Neuchâtel


Alejandra Macarena Pardo-Carrascal

Universidad Pontificia de Comillas


Alejandra Nieves Camacho


Alejandra Rodríguez Sánchez

Deutsche Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM)

Alejandro Goldberg

Anthropological Sciences Institute, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of the Argentine Republic, University of Buenos Aires

chair, chair
I’m a Social Anthropologist from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). I have a Master in Medical Anthropology, and a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology specializing in Medical Anthropology, from the University of Rovira and Virgili (Spain). The title of my research thesis was: “TO BE AN INMIGRANT IS NOT AN ILLNESS”. Immigration, life and working conditions in Spain. The health/illness/care process of Senegalese immigrants in Barcelona”, qualified with honors (2004). Since then, the nature of the work I have performed has been Social, Cultural and Medical Anthropology, Public Health, International Migrations and Refugees, from a trasnational perspective.

Aleksandra Filatova

Focus in my research on the transnational role of the diaspora for the development of small towns in Kyrgyzstan. Political participation of diaspora. I use visual language to indicate the common language of groups, group culture in social movements. Visual art for understanding social processes and decolonization of discourse. I also have extensive experience outside academia, having worked on various consulting and research projects in the field of development, art and culture, policy development and implementation. I use comparative methods (QCA) and want to do something with diaspora and memory about the civil war in Lebanon, compare Kyrgyz and Lebanese diaspora and its impact on home countries.

Aleksandra Lewicki

University of Sussex


Aleksandra Szymczyk

Manchester Metropolitan University


Aleksandra Winiarska

University of Warsaw


alessandra venturini

University of Turin, Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de martiis

Alessandra Venturini is full professor at the University of Turin, holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Migration Studies and president of the Diploma in Migration Studies at the University of Turin and Associate and former Deputy director of the Migration Policy Center at the EUI, Florence, co-chair of the G20 Migration section, board member of the Collegio Caro Alberto, IZA Fellow. She extensively worked on the economic approach to migration: the migration choice, the effects in the destination and sending countries in particular in the Mediterranean one. She worked on the effectiveness of migration and integration policies. Recently her research focus also on Migrants consumption of cultural goods as driver on integration. She visited many Universities and research center and is expert for the EU Commission.

Alessandro Forina

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

I am Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Social Anthropology and Social Psychology of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and in the Department of Social Anthropology and Spanish Philosophical Thought of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in Spain. Since 2019 I have a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology with the thesis "Gender and Asylum Policies in the Spanish State: an anthropological perspective" directed by Dr. Almudena Cortés and evaluated by the tribunal with outstanding cum laude and international mention, in the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the Complutense University of Madrid. I studied a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Anthropology from 2007-2012 at the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy). I am a professional in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. I participate as a lecturer in the Specialist Degree in "Gender, Migrations and Human Rights (GEMIDE)" directed by Dr. Almudena Cortés (UCM) and Dr. Beatriz Moncó (UCM). In 2018 I played the role of Coordinator, as well as coordinating and teaching a module dedicated to the anthropology of migration and borders from a gender perspective in the academic years 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. I am currently participating in the EU-funded Horizon2020 research project ITFLOWS as a member of the ITFLOWS User Board, representing the organisation Red Solidaria de Acogida de Madrid (RSA). The activities are framed within research on migration, asylum and refugee issues, specifically on the dimensions of reception in destination countries. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 I participated in three research and cooperation projects in the State of Puebla (Mexico), led by Dr. Almudena Cortés (UCM) and Dr. Josefina Mnajzarrez (BUAP) doing fieldwork, seminars and classes in political and gender anthropology, specifically in the field of Human Rights of Central American migrant women in transit through Mexico. I also collaborate in the Master in Governance and Human Rights at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. I am a professional and committed researcher in the field of asylum, refugee and migration in Social Sciences, specifically in Social Anthropology.

Alessio Buonomo


Alessio D'Angelo

University of Nottingham

discussant, discussant, participant

Alex Webb

Alexander Jung

University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies

author, author

Alexander Tatarko

National Research University Higher School of Economics


Alexandra David

Institute for Work and Technology

Communication science studies at the University Duisburg-Essen and economic studies at the Distant University in Hagen. Since 2006 researcher at the Institute for Work and Technology, Westphalian University and part of the research department ‘Innovation, Space & Culture’. Here, she leads the thematic priotity 'Migration & Innovation'. Above all, she considers how immigrants contribute to regional innovation systems, but also how migration as an phenomenon shapes innovative actions within countries, regions and institutions. Her special focus lies at concepts of empowerment of immigrants as employees as well as regional potentials of immigrant entrepreneurs. She was lead partner and partner of several national and EU projects on migration related issues and was giving her expertise to several German ministries and the Integration Commisioner of the German Federal Goverment on Immigrant Entrepreneurship. In addition, she is involved in topics of distrimination and migrations narratives within Europe. She wrote her doctoral thesis at the University of Twente (Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability) in Enschede (NL) titled: „Human Capital and the Role of Networks – Migration, Inclusion and New Qualification for a Sustainable Regional Economy” and worked two years as a consultant in Bern, Switzerland.

Alexandra Prodromidou

CITY College, University of York Europe Campus


Alexandra Santos Pereira

ISEG - University of Lisbon

author, author
Alexandra Pereira, PhD by ISEG - University of Lisbon with a thesis entitled "Transborder Himalaya - Processes of Transnationalism Among Nepalese Entrepreneurs and Workers in Lisbon" (2019) and MA in Clinical Psychology by Coimbra University (2004). Researches Nepalese Migration in Portugal (entrepreneurship, labour, networks, female migrants, new media usage, mobility), Nepalese Transnational Networks and Nepalese in Europe. Conducted FAMI Project "Migration and Labour Exploitation of Nepalese in Agriculture in Portugal" (2017-2019).

Alexandra Siotou

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Alexandra Tragaki

Harokopio University


Ali Ahmad SAFI

Danube University Krems (DUK)

Ali Konyali



Ali Niroumand

Humboldt Innovation


Alica Rétiová

Masaryk University


Alice Clarebout

CEDEM, Uliège

Alice Clarebout is a PhD candidate at CEDEM after having completed a MA in Anthropology at ULiège in 2020. Her master’s thesis, entitled “An ethnography of citizen hosting in Belgium: stage in the migratory route and particular practice of hospitality”, was about the practice of hospitality of Belgian citizens towards asylum seekers, transit and undocumented migrants. In the last year of her MA, provided with her ethnographic experiences carried out during her training, Alice was hired as a student researcher by CEDEM on a research project on cultural practices in the Canal zone in Brussels in collaboration with CUDOS (UGent). She has started her doctoral thesis in October 2020 as part of the FNRS research project "UNIC" (Unexpected Inclusions: Migration, Mobility and the Open City) under the supervision of Marco Martiniello. Her thesis focuses on "everyday practices of integration" of migrant people from various origins into the urban context of the city of Liège, Belgium. Her research interests include the following themes: international migration, refugee studies, hospitality/reception policies and practices, integration policies and practices, migrants’s social, cultural and artistic practices, food and migration.

Alice Gatinot


Alice Lomonaco

University of Bologna


Alice Szczepanikova

I have over 15 years of experience as a sociologist of migration and gender and a policy analyst in the European Commission (Joint Research Centre). I've designed innovative ways of communicating scientific knowledge and engaging policymakers, civil society and young people in strategic and forward-looking debates about migration, integration and sustainable development. My latest achievement is the development of Destination Europe, an innovative educational and training tool / serious game about migration and integration governance for young people and migration practitioners. Check it out at (co-created with the European Migration Network). I hold a PhD in Sociology (University of Warwick) and an MPhil in Gender Studies (Central European University). Prior to joining the European Commission in 2015, my research focused on forced and family migration and immigrant integration in Europe. I focused on refugee flows from the former Soviet countries, in particular Chechnya, Belarus and Armenia. I benefited from the Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and was supported by the Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS of Belgium at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Besides carrying out extensive fieldwork in a number of European countries I also worked closely with non-governmental organisations in Central and Eastern Europe in areas of gender equality, social inclusion, youth and migrant rights.

Alin Croitoru

author, author

Alina I P Esteves

Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

Phd from the University of Lisbon in Human Geography (2005) Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon

Alina Penkala

Ghent University

participant, author

Alissia Raziano

University of Liege



UNU-CRIS & Ghent University


Alka Kumar

CERC in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University

Almina Besic

Johannes Kepler University Linz

participant, author

Almudena Cortés

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology (Complutense University Madrid). Her research fields are the Migration Studies (Latin American migration, Andean migration, transnational perspective and gender, new mobilities and new Spanish migration, asylum and gender) and Development Studies. She has conducted fieldwork in Ecuador, Cape Vert, Spain and the UK. She has been Visiting Scholar at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), FLACSO-Ecuador, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law and the Institute Latin American Studies (Freie Universität Berlin) . Furthermore, she has been Prometeo Researcher 2013-2014 in Ecuador. Finally, she has published five books authored and co-authored on migration and development and more than 30 national and international publications specialized (scientific articles and book chapters).

Almut Goldhahn

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max Planck Institut

ALMUT GOLDHAHN studied Art History and German Literature in Leipzig, Turin and Berlin. In 2011, she received a PhD in Art History at the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin . Since 2008, she is a scientific staff member of the Photo Library of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut. She co-organized the international workshop “War, Photo Archives and the Temporalities of Cultural Heritage” (Florence, April 2018). Together with Costanza Caraffa she curated the installation by Massimo Ricciardo “Objects of Migration, Photo-Objects of Art History: Encounters in an Archive”. Her current research interests are related to photography, photo archives and cultural heritage.

Álvaro Mariscal de Gante

Institute for Advanced Social Studies-Spanish Research Council (IESA-CSIC)

author, author

Alyssa Marie Kvalvaag

Nord University

Alyssa Marie Kvalvaag is a PhD Research Fellow in Sociology researching representations of immigrant integration in the North of Norway with a local focus on policy, media, and immigrant perspectives; she is affiliated with the research division Welfare and Social Relations. Kvalvaag is a Book Review Editor at the Nordic Journal of Migration Research and a member of the inaugural cohort of the IMISCOE PhD Academy.​

Amal Miri

University of Antwerp

author, author

Amalia Gilodi

University of Luxembourg

participant, author

Amanda Crabb

Curry College

Amanda Jenifer Lubit

Queen's University Belfast

I am a third year PhD student of anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast (UK) currently writing my dissertation, following a year of field work in Belfast. My dissertation examines the movements and visibility of Muslim women in politically and culturally segregated communities of post-conflict Northern Ireland. I engage with issues of migration, gender, visibility, spaces, relationality, and the body. This research has practical and policy implications. I am Reviews Editor for the Irish Journal of Anthropology. Previously, at Portland State University (USA), I completed a master’s thesis on post-conflict transformation practices in Libya. I then spent five years working globally with disaster-affected communities, post-conflict contexts and displaced persons to gain a practical understanding of social justice issues. I also served as an adjunct professor of anthropology at George Washington University (USA) lecturing on gender, development and humanitarianism in medical anthropology.

Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels

University of Kent/ Brussels School of International Studies

chair, participant

Amanda Paz Alencar

Erasmus University Rotterdam


Amandine Desille

University of Poitiers and Tel Aviv University

author, organizer

Amny Athamny

University of Toronto


Amy Stapleton

Trinity College Dublin


An Verelst

Ghent University


Ana Horta



Ana Isabel López García

Universität Konstanz


Ana Mijic

University of Vienna, Department of Sociology


Ana Raquel Matias



Ana Sinitsyna

Ana-Maria Georgiana Cirstea

Durham University, UK

I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Durham University, UK, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. My PhD research investigates the changing regimes of belonging for Romanian migrants in London after Brexit and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Using an ethnographic approach, I analyse Romanians’ transnational practices and trajectories. Starting from migrants’ experiences of work, my PhD aims to document the precarious, yet productive connections weaved by Romanians as they navigate the metropolitan economy. In turn, I am interested in the manifestations of labour outside the confines of migrants’ workplaces. My research focuses on the intersections between class, gender, and ethnicity which give rise to new patterns of inequality between Romanians in London. By documenting these changes anthropologically, I hope to contribute to the theorisation and analysis of the contested status of Eastern European migrants in present-day Europe. Prior to starting my PhD, I studied for my BA Anthropology and Sociology and my Masters in Research Methods at Durham University, UK. My Masters thesis entitled 'Hai cu maneaua, hai cu sarmaua’: Competing values of labour migration amongst Romanians in London serves as a pilot study for my ongoing doctoral research.



Sociologist, Master in Social Science Research and PhD in Social Sciences, all degrees awarded by the University of Buenos Aires. She teaches at the Faculty of Social Sciences (UBA) in the subjects: The school as an institution of the State: the management of relations of inequality and migratory diversity and in Sociology of International Migrations. She has been a doctoral and postdoctoral fellow of CONICET based at the Gino Germani Research Institute, University of Buenos Aires. Currently, she directs projects that addresses the issue of discourses and social representations on migratory diversity in the classroom. She is also a member of the Observatory of Youth and Adolescents based at the Gino Germani Research Center. Her research topics refer to access to human rights of international migrants, education and diversity, discriminatory social representations and interculturality.

Anastasia Sinitsyna

Anastasia Bermudez


chair, participant

Anders Hellström



Anders Neergaard


chair, chair, chair, participant, chair, discussant, discussant, organizer, organizer
Anders Neergaard is Professor in Sociology, especially International Migration and Ethnic Relations, at Linköping University. His research and publications span issues such as labour migration, racialized discrimination, trade union organisation, and extreme right-wing/racist parties, applying intersectional perspectives of class, racialization and gender. Anders Neergaard is the director of the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO).

André Grow

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research


Andre Saramago

IGOT - University of Lisbon

Andrea Antoniou

The University of Sheffield

Andrea Blaser

Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW


Andrea Carlà

EURAC Research - Institute for minority rights

author, author
Andrea Carlà (PhD in Politics, New School for Social Research, New York - Postgraduate studies in Diplomacy and International Relations, University of Bologna) is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights at EURAC Research (Bolzano, Italy). His research focuses on the interplay among minority protection, migration and security issues. He is the co-editor of “Migration in Autonomous Territories. The Case of South Tyrol and Catalonia” (2015) and authors of articles in academic publications such as Ethnopolitics and EYMI, as well as a frequent contributor to a local newspaper.

Andrea Klein

University of Luxembourg

Andrea Membretti


discussant, author

Andrea Pelliccia


Andrea Pettrachin

Collegio Carlo Alberto

Andrea Souto

University of A Coruña


Andreas Ette

Federal Institute for Population Research

author, author
Andreas Ette is Head of the Research Group “International Migration” at the German Federal Institute for Population Research. He is specializing on the sociology and the politics of international migration in Europe. Andreas has extensive experiences in managing general population surveys as well as special organisational surveys. His recent research focuses in particular on the consequences of international migration and its institutional opportunity structures for individual life courses.

Andreas Genoni

Federal Institute for Population Research

author, author, author

Andreas Papallas

University of Oxford


Andreas Pott


participant, participant, chair

Andrew Wallace

University of Leeds





Aneta Krzyworzeka-Jelinowska

Warsaw University


Anett Schmitz

University of Trier


Angela Baez


Ángela Ordóñez

Comillas Pontifical University


Angela Paparusso

Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS-CNR)

Angela Paparusso, demographer, is Researcher of the National Research Council at the "Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies" (CNR-IRPPS). She holds a doctorate in Demography (2016) from the Doctoral School in Statistical Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome (title of the thesis: “Studying immigrant integration in Europe: civic rhetoric, citizenship policies and self-reported life satisfaction”). She graduated with honor in International Cooperation and Development, with a thesis on borders and migration in Europe that has been awarded by the Foundation “Roma Sapienza” for the “best master's degree in the discipline of Social Sciences”. She was also educated at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where she obtained the “European Master in Demography” – degree of the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD). She has been also visiting doctoral student at CERI SciencesPo. Currently, she also works for the Rome Chapter of the UNESCO Chair in “Population, Migrations and Development” and she is member the COST Action 16111 “International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities’ Survey Data Network”. She has teaching experiences in the academic courses of Demography and Development (Roma Tre University) and Sample Surveys (Unversity of Tuscia). Her main research interests focus on migration and integration policies and processes in Italy and Europe and subjective well-being in Italy and at European level.

Angeliki Konstantinidou

University of Liege

Angeliki Konstantinidou is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liége for the ERC-funded project “Migration, Transnationalism and Social Protection in (post-) crisis Europe” (MiTSoPro) . As part of her joint PhD studies, she is also a PhD candidate at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) of SciencesPo. Her research interests include: social protection, comparative politics, international migration, political participation, political representation, integration policies for immigrant-origin minorities, party competition

Angelique van Dam

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Anita Borch

Consumption Research Norway (SIFO)

Borch was educated sociologist at the University of Oslo and took her Ph.D. degree at the University of Helsinki on gambling and gambling problems in households. Today, Borch holds a position as Research Professor and Head of Research for the research group Consumption Policy and Economy at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO). She also leads a group entiteled 'inclusive consumption' adressing consumer barriers of people with disabilities and immigrants at the same institute. Borch has worked at SIFO since 1994 and has throughout her career studied a number of subjects, such as obesity, food insecurity, environmental sustainability, responsible research and innovation, RRI, Christmas gift giving, consumer litteracy amongs youth, digital media, and children and commercials.

Anita Manatschal

Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies SFM, University of Neuchâtel

author, author

Anja M. Weiß

University of Duisburg-Essen

Anja Weiß (Dr. phil., Humboldt University Berlin) is Professor for Sociology with a focus on macrosociology and transnational processes at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Her theoretical interests in global and transnational inequalities translate into comparative empirical studies on highly skilled migrants, the glocalization of professional knowledge, (institutional) racism and legal exclusion, ethnic conflict and anti-racism, and qualitative research design. Her major publications include a country comparative study on high skilled migrants’ trajectories into the labor markets in Germany, Turkey and Canada which also focuses on refugees (with Nohl, Schittenhelm and Schmidtke: Work in Transition, Toronto UP 2014) and a sociological perspective on global inequalities (Soziologie Globaler Ungleichheiten, Suhrkamp 2017, English article: "The transnationalization of social inequality”, Current Sociology 53(4)) as well as a Bourdieuan theorization of racism (German book and: "The racism of globalization" Macedo/ Gounari (eds.). The globalization of racism. Boulder, CL; 2006). Recent articles are on transnationally comparative research designs in migration research and the ways in which professional knowledge in the medical field is both context-bound and universal.

Anja Simonsen

Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen


Anja van Heelsum

IMES Amsterdam

participant, participant
Current Research: Dr. Anja van Heelsum is Project Coordinator of EU funded H2020 research consortium Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (See: She's associate professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam, and works together with 13 partner institutes in Greece, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Turkey, Lebanon and Ethiopia, to investigate the consequences of migration policies on the ground, with the intention to suggest alternatives. Expertise: Dr van Heelsum has been involved with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) since 1997 and is particularly fascinated by the interplay between migrants motives and migration policies. Her complete personal website provides more info and papers online. With a broad experience as a migration scholar, she worked on a variety of subject, including: migrants aspirations, the refugee “crisis”, refugee reception, local policies on immigrants, ethnicity, political participation of immigrants, migrant organisations, and Islam. Regional specialisations are: the Mediterranean area (Spain, Greece, Turkey, Morocco) and Africa (Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia). She applies a multidisciplinary approach to migration and ethnic studies, where insights from psychology, political science, sociology and anthropology meet. International Networks Dr. van Heelsum has been part of many international research teams, such as the CLIP network, the EURISLAM team and currently the ADMIGOV team. She's a member of the European Network for Immigration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE) and involved in Metropolis International, which is largest international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity. For her sabatics she was a visiting researcher in Rabat (Morocco) and Ethiopia (University of Mek'ele and Addis Abeba). Also, she is board member of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies. Teaching and PhD supervision (2019) Dr. van Heelsum had set up and is the coordinator of the Minor “Global Migration”, a bachelor program that provides students with fundamental understanding of processes, causes and impacts of migration. Her course is on Migrants Motives and Migration Policy; She is also involved in thesis supervision within the Research Project Conflict Studies and Governance; In the past she taught several other subjects. She is a PhD supervisor in the ADMIGOV project. Publications For a full list, see the TAB Publications below, , and for h-index click here. Favorites: Heelsum, A. van (2016) 'Why migration will continue: aspirations and capabilities of Syrians and Ethiopians with different educational backgrounds', Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(9) 3001-3009. Kassaye, A., Ashur, I., & van Heelsum, A. (2016) 'The relationship between media discourses and experiences of belonging: Dutch Somali perspectives'. Ethnicities, 16(6), 773-797. DOI: 10.1177/1468796816653627 Heelsum, A. van (2017) 'Aspirations and Frustrations experiences of recent refugees in the Netherlands', Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30(13) 2137-2150. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1343486

Anju Mary Paul

Yale-NUS College

I am an associate professor of sociology and public policy at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. I am an international migration scholar with a research focus on emergent migration patterns to, from, and within Asia. My early work was focused on low-wage labor migrations, specifically the stepwise international labour migrations of Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers. Related to domestic work, I am working on a project to develop a Global Care Policy Index to quantitatively rate and rank countries on the degree of social policy protections and support they provide unpaid family caregivers and paid domestic workers in the household sphere. A third area of research looks at new brain circulations of Asian bioscientists in the rapidly evolving global scientific field.

Ann Singleton

University of Bristol

Anna (Ania) Gruszczynska


Anna C Korteweg

University of Toronto Mississauga

Anna Korteweg is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her research focuses on the ways in which the perceived problems of immigrant integration are constructed in the intersections of gender, religion, ethnicity and national origin. From this critical vantage point, she has published extensively on debates surrounding the wearing of the headscarf, so-called “honour-based” violence, and Sharia law. Her current projects look at the return of women who joined IS to their European home countries, the construction of LGBTQ/gender rights in refugee politics, and the citizenship implications of refugee sponsorship in Canada. Her research has been funded by multiple national and international grants.

Anna Growe

Heidelberg University


Anna Krasteva

New Bulgarian University

Anna Krasteva is doctor honoris causa of University of Lille, France, president of the ‘Policy and Citizens’s Observatory: Migration, Digitalization, Climate’, professor of political sciences and director of CERMES/New Bulgarian University. Her main fields of research and teaching are migration policies and politics; border politics; crisis studies; far-right populism; civic mobilisations and citizenship. Some of her last publications are: ‘Citizens’ activism and solidarity movements. Contending with populism’ (co-ed, Palgrave), ‘Bulgarian migration paradox’, ‘Thinking under quarantine’, ’If Borders Did Not Exist, Euroscepticism Would Have Invented Them, or on Post-Communist Re/De/Re/Bordering in Bulgaria’. She teaches at international MA programs on migration and human rights at the University of Sarajevo & University of Bologna and the University of Athens. A. Krasteva is editor-in chief- of the journal Southeastern Europe (Brill | Schöningh), president and member of numerous international scientific boards. She takes part in numerous European projects (Horizon2020, Erasmus+, Europe for citizens, etc.).

Anna Lialina

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University


Anna Lukešová

Department of European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

A Ph.D. Candidate working on civic integration policies, with a specific focus on the cases of Austria and Czechia

Anna Mazurkiewicz

University of Gdańsk

Anna Mazurkiewicz, Associate Professor (dr habil., prof. UG), is a historian, a graduate of UG (1999, Ph.D. 2006), chair of the Department of Contemporary History at the Faculty of History. She currently leads the work of the International Border Studies Center at the UG – an interdisciplinary unit established to foster synergies within, and broaden international cooperation outside of the UG networks. She also serves as a Deputy Dean for Research and International Cooperation for the 2020-2024 term. She has published four books: on the American responses to elections of 1947 and 1989 in Poland, and on the role of the political exiles from East Central Europe in American Cold War politics. Her book: Uchodźcy z Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej w amerykańskiej polityce zimnowojennej, 1948-1954 (Warszawa-Gdańsk, IPN-Uniwersytet Gdański, 2016) won the Willi Paul Adams Award, for the best book on American history published in a language other than English, Organization of American Historians, April 2019. She is also the editor of four volumes resulting from international cooperation/projects, including three in English (published in Germany and UK). Currently she serves as the editor of the book series: “Migrations in History. Past experience, global patterns, memory” DeGruyter (Germany) and the Book Review Editor for Poland „Polish American Studies” (University of Illinois, USA): Mazurkiewicz the past President of the Polish American Historical Association (2017-2018) and a Board member since 2015. She is also a member of the Inter-faculty Committee of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU) for the Study of the Polish Diaspora as well as Committee on Migration Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Recipient of numerous research grants and awards by Polish and American institutions, Mazurkiewicz was also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, Central European University (Budapest), Kosciuszko Foundation Scholar at the University of Minnesota, State University of New York at Buffalo, Valdosta State University (Georgia, USA) and Fulbright Senior Award, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University, USA. She teaches contemporary history with a special focus on the Cold War, U.S. history and U.S.-Polish relations, U.S. foreign policy, as well as offers courses in migration and diaspora studies.

Anna Rocheva

RANEPA; Group for migration and ethnicity research

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Anna Rosińska


Anna Rosinska (formerly Kordasiewicz) is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at that Ca' Foscari University of Venice and was a visiting scholar at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell (2018-2020). She has worked at the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw. Her previous project was 'Mig/Ageing: Unfinished migration transition and ageing population in Poland: Asynchronous population changes and the transformation of formal and informal care institutions'. Anna does research in Sociology and Qualitative Social Research. Her current project is "MAJORdom. Intersections of class and ethnicity in paid domestic and care work: theoretical development and policy recommendations based on the study of 'majority workers' in Italy and in the USA" (2018-2022).

Anna Siede

Leuphana University


Anna Spexard

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Anna Spiegel

Bielefeld University

Anna Spiegel is a research associate at the Research and Teaching Unit on Economics and Work at the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University. She has carried out research on transnational mobility of people and knowledge in different world regions. In her research on translocal life worlds of female Bolivian migrants in the Global City Buenos Aires she concentrated on dance as a translocal practice. As a researcher in the VW funded Project “Negotiating Development: Translocal Gendered Spaces in Muslim Societies” and in her doctoral thesis she focused on the transnational negotiations of Women’s and Human Rights in Malaysia in the context of Islamisation. In her current research she works on the ambivalences and paradoxes of practiced elite cosmopolitanisms of executive expatriates employed in transnational corporations and their new forms of working, belonging and dwelling. Her main research interests are: transnationalization and mobility, skilled and non-skilled migration, global negotiations of knowledge, global ethnography, belonging, transience

Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań


Anna Triandafyllidou


participant, author
Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University where she is setting up a new programme of excellence in migration research focusing on Canada and the world. Anna has previously held a Robert Schuman Chair at the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy. Her research focuses on migration, cultural diversity, on both policy and identity issues with a strong interest in communication, gender and qualitative methods. More information on her work can be found at

Anna Wojtynska

University of Iceland


Anna Wyss

University of Bern


Anna-Lena Nadler

University of Geneva


Anna-Lisa Müller

University of Osnabrück

author, organizer, organizer
I am a senior researcher at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. My research focusses on international migration and urban developments and, more broadly, on the interrelation of materiality and sociality in late modern societies. I habilitated at the Department of Geography, University of Bremen, Germany, in 2019 (venia legendi “Humangeographie”) and obtained my PhD at Bielefeld University, Germany, in 2013. In 2017, I was a Visiting Academic at the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK. My most recent book is on the nexus of migration, materility and identity ("Migration, Materialität und Identität. Verortungen zwischen Hier und Dort", published in German in 2020, Steiner Verlag).

Annabel Catherine Evans


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Annabelle Wilkins

Kingston University

I am a social and cultural geographer with interests in home, migration and belonging. I am currently a post-doctoral researcher on the project ‘Stay home: rethinking the domestic during the COVID-19 pandemic’ at Queen Mary University of London. I am also a researcher on the project ‘Making it Home: An Aesthetic Methodological Contribution to the Study of Migrant Home-Making and Politics of Integration’ (MaHoMe) at Kingston University London. My book is entitled Migration, Work and Home-Making in the City: Dwelling and Belonging among Vietnamese Communities in London (Routledge, 2019). My research has been published in journals including Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Gender, Place and Culture. I am currently Associate Editor for Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture.

Annalisa Frisina

University of Padova

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She is Associate Professor in Sociology at Fisppa, University of Padua. Extensive research experiences in ethnic and migration studies, religious studies and youth studies, with a special expertise on qualitative, visual and participatory research methods. She is committed to researching/contrasting different forms of racisms through cultural work with young people. She is a member of the DIVCULT group of IMISCOE. Her recent work: "Decolonising the city. Visual Dialogues in Padova" ,

Annamaria Silvana de Rosa

Sapienza University of Rome

Annamaria Silvana de Rosa, Ph.D., ° Full Professor of Social Representations and Communication with laboratory of New Media and Web-Marketing at the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology - “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. ° Founder (since 1993) ,Co-ordinator (since its implementation in 1996) and Director of the Eu-approved European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication (since the designation in 2010 as Honorary Director of Serge Moscovici, 1st former Director) (; ° Founder and Director of the EU-approved SoReCom THEmatic NETwork of excellence (, she has been the Director of the European/International Joint Ph.D. on SR&C Research Centre and Multimedia Lab (since 1996 until 31-12-2020). • Scientific Leader of 73 hyper-competitive projects at international and national level won and lead since 1992: Among other awards: o in 2010 awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University A.I. Cuza of Iasi, Romania o in 2011 awarded a Fulbright Schuman Grant by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg o in 2018 awarded the title Emeritus Professor (Profesora Emérita) of the Universitdad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina o in 2019 awarded the role as “adjunct professor” of the University of Ottawa (Canada) until 2025. • Invited visiting professor by many Universities in Europe, USA, Canada, Latino America, Africa, Indonesia and China and as an international expert to evaluate research programmes by many funding Institutions in several countries worldwide. • Member of many International Scientific Associations and invited member of the editorial board of numerous journals in social sciences. ° Author of more than 750 scientific contributions, including invited Key lectures in international conferences and publications in the supra-disciplinary field of Social Sciences inspired by her “modeling” paradigmatic approach to Social Representations and Communication, based on integrative multi-theoretical and pluri-methodological research designs in a variety of thematic areas European historical capitals and tourism; web-marketing and new media; national, supra-national, place identity; migration; advertising; social memory, emotions; family relationships; stock market; madness; psychoanalysis in the era of Facebook, social movements and social media. One of her book in the field is entitled Social Representations in the Social Arena (Routledge, 2013). Other publications concern distinct forms of internationalization of doctoral education and innovative ICT applied to Higher Education and Digital Libraries. related to her expertise/experience achieved as founder and director of the European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication and as creator and developer of the SoReCom”A.S. de Rosa” @-library: the most worldwide comprehensive digital library and multi-purpose innovative web-platform, integrating scientific documentation, networking and research training aimed at the meta-theoretical analysis of the whole scientific production in the supra-disciplinary field of Social Representations and Communication. ° In the field of migration studies prof. de Rosa is the project leader of a wide research program - launched in 2017 - on migratory experiences and discourse, articulated in: a. “field” studies aimed at investigating multiple experiential dimensions of migrants/refugees and second generation of immigrants, caseworkers and members of the host communities; b. “multi-media” studies aimed at investigating the polarization in the media of social representations and attitudes according to the different ideological positions and identity affiliations, which guide the processes of social inclusion/exclusion towards migrants. In particular the media studies are aimed at reconstructing the “multi-voices” and “multi-agents” discourses about the contemporary migratory phenomenon: b.1) the scientific discourse (by experts) analysing the international scientific literature, inspired by the social representations theory and other theories in social sciences; b.2) the political-institutional discourse driven by or leading the institutional policies at national and supranational level (by policy makers, political leaders, institutions, NGO, etc.); b.3) the discourse by “journalists” in the Italian and international online press of different political orientation and broadcast; b.4) the communication “for” and “among” the citizens in various scenarios of the social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). In July 2020 the Canadian SSHRC has approved the joint project led by Lilian Negura (u-Ottawa, Canada) and Annamaria Silvana de Rosa (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) entitled ""Social representations of immigrants from multi-voice and multi-agent institutional-policies-driven discourses and their echoes in the media: a comparative analysis between Canada and Italy.”: an extension of part of the wider research program launched in Italy in 2017 involving Master students who attended the course "Social Representations and Communication with laboratory of New Media and Web-Marketing" for three academic years (2017-18; 2018-19; 2019-20) at Sapienza University. Contact e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annavittoria Sarli

University of Birmingham


Anne Balke Staver

Oslo Metropolitan University

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I am a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo Metropolitan University. I am the Principal investigator on the Norwegian Research Council funded project "Regulating Migration and Integration through Monetary Requirements (REMIMO, 2021-2025), and I regularly undertake commissioned research for Norwegian public sector institutions. I hold a PhD in Political Science (comparative/public policy) from the University of Toronto (2014) and an MSc in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford. My doctoral work investigated the introduction of more restrictive family immigration policies in Denmark, Norway and the UK 1997-2012. I employ qualitative methods such as interviews and documnt analysis, and I work at the intersection of law and political science. I have significant non-academic experience in the immigration field, having previously worked for the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, Norwegian Police Immigration Service and the secretariat of the Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (a consultative process uniting 17 states, whose secretariat is hosted by IOM in Geneva).

Anne Harju

Malmö University


Anne Lisa Carstensen


Anouk Flamant



Anselm Böhmer

Ludwigsburg University of Education


Antia Pérez-Caramés



Anton Ahlén

Department of Government, Uppsala University

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PhD candidate in Political Science at Uppsala University. My research interests mainly concern international migration and comparative migration policy. In my dissertation I focus specifically on variations in family immigration policy across countries.

Antonie Schmiz

Freie Universität Berlin


antonio sanguinetti


Anzhela Popyk



Apostolos Andrikopoulos

University of Amsterdam

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Areej Jamal

UCL Social Research Institute

Areej Jamal is a PhD researcher at the University College London, Social Research Institute. Her research focusses on South Asian migrants living in Saudi Arabia.

Aria Louis

Caritas Cyprus


Arkadiusz Wiśniowski

University of Manchester

Arkadiusz Wiśniowski is a Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics, University of Manchester, UK. His interests are in integrating traditional and new forms of data to better measure populations, especially international migration. He also has general interest in statistical modelling and forecasting.

Arnaud Sauer

C2DH/Université du Luxembourg


Asaf Noé Augusto

Bayreuth University

PhD in Human Geography with Bayreuth University. My research focus on North to South migration dynamics in particular the intersection of the past and present.

Asteris Huliaras

Professor in Comparative Politics and International Relations, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese, Greece

Astrid Bodini

University of Amsterdam

I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). I hold a BA in Political Science and International Relations (University of Pavia), and a MA in Modern Middle East Studies (Leiden University). My research project investigates the coexistence of migration and protest within the same space and time, with particular attention to the individual-level choice between these two types of behavior. My project examines reasons, opportunities for mobilization of young Moroccans living in Rabat, Tangier and Nador. I am interested in the impact that local-context factors, can have on the decision to mobilize towards protest and/or migration, or none of them.

Astrid Daiana Jessen

Astrid M Fellner

Saarland University/UniGR-Center for Border Studies

Astrid M. Fellner is Chair of North American Literary and Cultural Studies at Saarland University, Germany. She is Co-Speaker in the German Research foundation and Canadian Social Science Foundation-funded interdisciplinary International Graduate Research Training Program “Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Space” that Saarland University and University of Trier are conducting with the Université de Montréal. She is also Project Leader of the EU-funded INTERREG Großregion VA-Project “University of the Greater Region Center for Border Studies” at Saarland U and is Action Coordinator of a trilingual Border Glossary, a handbook of 40 key terms in Border Studies. She has been involved in a DAAD-Eastpartnership project with Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University in Mykolaiv on the topic of “Bridging Borders” since 2014. Since April 2021 she has also been a member of the interdisciplinary BMBF-project “Linking Borderlands,” in which she studies border films and industrial culture of the Greater Region in comparison with the German/Polish border. Her publications include Articulating Selves: Contemporary Chicana Self-Representation (2002), Bodily Sensations: The Female Body in Late-Eighteenth-Century American Culture (forthcoming) and several edited volumes and articles in the fields of Border Studies, U.S. Latino/a literature, Post-Revolutionary American Literature, Canadian literature, Indigenous Studies, Gender/Queer Studies, and Cultural Studies.

Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot

Université libre de Bruxelles


Asya Pisarevskaya

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Asya Pisarevskaya is an Assistant Professor of Migration and Diversity at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Currently she studies migration-related diversities and modes of governance in European cities within the project “Cities of Migration”. Also, she investigates the development of migration studies as a scientific field. Her wider research interests lie in the realm of comparative migration and diversity studies, integration policies and labour market participation of forced migrants. She was the manager of Horizon 2020-funded project “CrossMigration”, which resulted in creation of this platform

Atinder Pal Kaur

Panjab university chandigarh

Dr. Atinder Pal Kaur is working as Assistant Professor (Sociology) in the Dept. of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. She has completed her Ph.D. (2018) from the Department of Sociology, Panjab University Chandigarh. She has completed her M.A in sociology from the Department of Sociology, Panjab University Chandigarh. She Graduated with Sociology and Political Science Honours from the Department of Social Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has already published papers in the field of Migration, Gender, and development. She has presented a paper on Migration and Gender Equality in the International Institute of Social Sciences 2017 in Hague, The Netherlands. She has done Project with UNFPA for six months, designation as Research Officer; she attended two workshops on Research Methodology, one with UN¬FPA. She also attended a Summer Program at Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 2013, Mumbai. She published a paper entitled “International migration and Impact of remittances on left behind wives: a study of Doaba region of Punjab” (2019) in SI Rajan and Neetha N (eds) Migration, Gender and Care Economy. 103-122, Routledge London. And also “Migration and Cultural Challenges through a gender lens: Punjabi Transnationalism in Doaba Region (Punjab)” (2019). Research Monograph Series GRFDT. 5(4), 4-13. She is also a member of scientific Societies that include “Global research forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism” and Indian Society for agricultural development and Policy. Recently join IMESOC. Her research interest includes International and Internal Migration studies, Gender and Development, Cul¬tural and Transnational Diaspora studies, Social Change and Rural Society. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Audrey Sapet

University of Luxembourg - C2DH

Aurelia Streit

DeZIM Institute

Axel Mudahemuka Gossiaux

University of Liège (CEDEM)


Ayan Yasin

Roskilde University

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Ayan Yasin Abdi, is a Ph.D.-fellow at the Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University. She is a board member of Ph.D. Association of Roskilde University (PARU), and she teaches and publishes in the areas of diasporic cultures, ethnicity and minority studies, the welfare state, transnational ties, migration and mobility, post-migration movements, gender, globalization, decolonial studies, racialization, and postcolonialism. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ayse Güdük

Ghent University

Aysen Ustubici


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and Department of Sociology at Koç University, Istanbul since 2016. I am also a member of the executive board of the Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc). As of January 2020, I am one of the editors of the journal International Migration. My primary research interests include power, inequalities and contestations in relation to different aspects of international mobility. My work therefore is largely informed by sociology of migration, critical security studies and global governance. My current research explores dynamics of integration and social cohesion at the local level as well as changing migration and mobility aspirations.

Azza Labassi