IMISCOE Web Directory - Jørgen Carling
Jørgen Carling is Research Professor of migration and transnationalism studies at PRIO. His research addresses a broad range of themes including migration theory, migration management, transnational families, remittances, and the links between migration and development. Among his most influential work is the analysis of aspiration and ability in international migration, and the associated phenomenon of involuntary immobility. He has extensive fieldwork experience and combines ethnographic data with statistical analyses in his research. He has published in all the top-ranked migration studies journals as well as in disciplinary journals in anthropology, economics, geography, and political science. He has led academic research projects with budgets up to €2.5M and carried out policy-oriented work for various governmental and international agencies. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (2003), the University of Oxford (2005), the National University of Singapore (2010), and the University of Maastricht and UNU-MERIT United Nations University (2016). He received his doctorate in human geography from the University of Oslo, Norway in 2007 and attained the status of full professor in 2011.
Selected past and current projects: Children’s Mobility and Immobility in Transnational Family Networks // Critical Perspectives on Human Smuggling // Imagining Europe from the outside (EUMAGINE) // Migrant remittances and development cooperation // Migration and Development Policy Challenges in Cape Verde // Nigerian immigration, human smuggling and trafficking in Europe // Personnel security clearance and transnational ties // Possibilities and Realities of Return Migration (PREMIG) // Remittances from Immigrants in Norway (RIN) // Theorizing Risk, Money and Moralities in Migration (TRiMM) // Theorizing the Evolution of European Migration Systems (THEMIS) // Transnational entrepreneurs in an African outpost: Chinese migrants in Cape Verde // Transnational Lives in the Welfare State (TRANSWEL) // Transnationalism from Above and Below: Migration Management and how Migrants Manage (MIGMA) // Understanding the Root Causes and Drivers of Migration. See http://www.prio.org/staff/jorgen for details.