Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Paul Statham is Professor of Migration and Director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS)...
Paul is a political sociologist and his current research focuses on three fields: the political accommodation of Islam and Muslim minorities in their societies of settlement; the relationship between (national) politicization and international relations in shaping a state’s immigration policies; and marriage, lifestyle and retirement migration between Europe and SE Asia (Thailand).
Paul has written a number of collaborative monographs, edited volumes, more than 25 articles in refereed journals, and 30 book chapters. The books include Contested Citizenship (Minnesota UP 2005), The Making of a European Public Sphere (Cambridge UP 2010), and The Politicization of Europe (Routledge 2013). His earlier research focused on cross-national comparative approaches to migration, ethnic relations and citizenship, and the emergence of a transnational public sphere for the European Union. This programme of international collaborative research has been supported by eleven large grants from academic funding bodies, including the ESRC, EU framework programmes and ESF.
Paul was formerly a Professor at the University of Bristol and the University of Leeds. He was a researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) (1996-2000) and did his doctoral research at the European University Institute (EUI) in San Domenico di Fiesole.
Asia Research Institute, NUS
Brenda S.A. Yeoh is Professor (Provost’s Chair), Department of Geography, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. She is also the Research Leader of the Asian Migration Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, NUS...
Her research interests include the politics of space in colonial and postcolonial cities, and she also has considerable experience working on a wide range of migration research in Asia, including key themes such as cosmopolitanism and highly skilled talent migration; gender, social reproduction and care migration; migration, national identity and citizenship issues; globalising universities and international student mobilities; and cultural politics, family dynamics and international marriage migrants. Her latest book titles include The Cultural Politics of Talent Migration in East Asia (Routledge, 2012, with Shirlena Huang); Migration and Diversity in Asian Contexts (ISEAS press, 2012, with Ah Eng Lai and Francis Collins); Return: Nationalizing Transnational Mobility in Asia (Duke University Press, 2013, with Biao Xiang and Mika Toyota); Transnational Labour Migration, Remittances and the Changing Family in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, with Lan Ahn Hoang); Contested Memoryscapes: The Politics of Second World War Commemoration in Singapore (Ashgate, 2016, with Hamzah Muzaini); as well as a paperback reprint of her book, Contesting Space in Colonial Singapore: Power Relations and the Urban Built Environment (originally published in 1996 by Oxford University Press).
Brenda S.A. Yeoh Profile
Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research
Magdalena Nowicka is Professor of Migration and Transnationalism at the Institute of Social Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. She is member of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) and member of the board of the German Sociological Association...
She currently leads a large longitudinal and comparative ERC-financed project TRANSFORmIG – Transnational Transfer of Multicultural Habitus, and two small-scale projects on Polish immigrants in Germany. Magdalena is a sociologist with background in political sciences and cultural studies and her current research interests are in intra-European post-accession migration, transnationalisation processes in Europe, European solidarity and immigrants’ social attitudes, transnational entrepreneurship, and social inequality. She published on cosmopolitanism with Maria Rovisco (Cosmopolitanism in Practice, Ashgate 2009 and The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism, 2011), transnational professionals (Transnational Professionals and Their Cosmopolitan Universes, Campus 2007). She edited a number of collaborative edited volumes and a number of articles in refereed journals and book chapters, most recently on issues of methods and ethics in research practice. Magdalena was formerly a research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (2010-2013) and at the Institute of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich (2006-2013).
Magdalena Nowicka Profile
Institute for Population and Social Research
Sureeporn Punpuing is the Director of the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University. Her research focuses primarily on cross-border migration, migration and family & elderly left behind’s depression, population-environment interactions and health...
Dr Punpuing used to work as a Population Affairs Officer at United Nations (Head quarter) in New York City, a consultant for ESCAP, IOM, ILO and WHO in Bangkok, and UNFPA in Mongolia. Dr Punpuing has published numbers of articles on migration and health, particularly mental health in older persons. She teaches advanced analysis of migration and human ecology to Masters and PhD students. She holds a Bachelor degree in Statistics from Silpakorn University, Thailand; a certificate in Population Sciences from International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS), India; Master’s degree in Demographyand a PhD in Resource and Environmental Sciences from the Australian National University, Australia. She now serves as the Asia Population Association’s (APA) Executive Secretary. She is also a council member of IUSSP, and a site leader of the Kanchanaburi DSS which is a member of INDEPTH network -longitudinal study sites in Asia and Africa based on health-demographic surveillance system.
Sureeporn Punpuing Profile
Peace Research Institute Oslo
Jørgen Carling is Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). His research addresses various aspects of international migration and migrant transnationalism, including migration control policies, transnational families, remittances, and the links between migration and...
Among his most influential work is the analysis of aspiration and ability in international migration, and the associated phenomenon of ‘involuntary immobility’, the widespread situation of would-be migrants whose mobility is blocked by restrictive migration policies. He has extensive fieldwork experience and combines ethnographic data with statistical analyses in his research. He has published in most of the leading migration studies journals, including Ethnic and Racial Studies, Global Networks, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, International Migration, and International Migration Review, as well as in disciplinary journals in anthropology, economics, geography, and political science. He has led academic research projects with a combined budget of more than $7.5M and carried out policy-oriented work 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 (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.
Centre on Migration and Mobility, CUHK
Eric Fong is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and the inaugural Director of the Center on Migration and Mobility at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also Changjiang Chair Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong . Formerly, Fong served as President of the University...
Canadian Population Society, President of the North America Chinese Sociologist Association, and Chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. Fong publishes widely on race and ethnic residential patterns and immigration. His latest book with Brent Berry, Immigration and the City, was published by Polity Press in April 2017.