Constitution ratified on July 17, 2015

The constitution of the CES Immigration Research Network has been ratified via an online vote in July 2015. All members of the Research Network were encouraged to review the document and submit their vote. If you are a member of the Network, but you did not receive an e-ballot on July 13, please get in touch with CES at

Network Description

The Immigration Research Group of the Council for European Studies aims to draw together scholars and graduate students from a variety of countries and disciplines to foster research around themes of migration, immigrant integration, majority-minority relations, pluralism and multiculturalism, discrimination, equality, and the political, social, and individual responses to migration. While most of its activities center around European countries or Europe as a region, given the nature of its core themes the IRG also encourages research that situates Europe in an international, trans-Atlantic, or transnational context.

The principal goals of the Immigration Research Group include: building networks of scholars to encourage conference panels and small-scale collaborative work that enhance participants’ understanding of a particular theme; sponsoring workshops on topics of interest to members that lead to joint publications; mentoring graduate students by connecting them to scholars in their substantive area who are not at their home research institutions; and encouraging mutually beneficial connections between scholars and policymakers. 


Vice Chairs: 

  • Jan Willem Duyvendak, University of Amsterdam
  • Rahsaan Maxwell, University of Massachusetts

Former Chairs

  • Andrew Geddes, University of Sheffield                            
  • Erik Bleich, Middlebury College
  • John Bowen, Washington University of St. Louis
  • Fiona Adamson, SOAS 

   Network On-Line Coordinators:   

  • Janna Bray
  • Alex Street

To join this network, fill out our Research Network Signup.

NOTE: Memberships in CES Research Networks are open for CES individual members in good standing. If your membership has lapsed or if you are a new member, please join here.

Network Resources

Immigration Research Network – Members
Join the Immigration Network Listserv
 – For up-to-date information about network activities and opportunities.

To join the Immigration Research Network’s social networking platform, click here. After entering your information, be sure to join the Immigration group to have access to all network updates.


Call for Nominations
2nd CES Immigration Research Network Best Paper Award.