Mónica Ibáñez-Angulo, University of Burgos
Mónica Ibáñez-Angulo’s research interests include cultural diversity, citizenship vs. nationality, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe (Romania & Bulgaria).
Irena Avirovic, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje(UKIM, Macedonia), Philosophy
Irena Avirovic is currently working as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Family Studies (Faculty of Philosophy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia) where she teaches Family in Multicultural Societies, Family Problems and Religious Institutions. In the past years she has been deepening her theoretical and practical knowledge in migration, war refugees and ethnic studies, working as a researcher at the Institute of National History in Skopje, Macedonia from 2010 to 2014.
David Abraham, University of Miami School of Law, Law
BA and PhD in History, University of Chicago; JD University of Pennsylvania. Over the years I have been interested in historical political economy, particularly in the rise of social democracy and the fragility of capitalist democracy. This led me to study the Weimar Republic and Nazism and other instances of democratic breakdown. I have also been interested in the welfare state and social rights and am currently working on Citizenship in an Era of Neo Liberalism. Most of my interest are comparative and involve the US, Germany, and Israel.
Fiona B. Adamson, SOAS, University of London, Political Science
Fiona B. Adamson (PhD, Columbia University, 2002) is an Associate Professor of International Relations at SOAS, University of London. Her research on diaspora politics, transnationalism, migration and security has appeared in International Security, European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Review, and Political Science Quarterly, as well as various edited volumes. Dr. Adamson is co-editor of the book series Security and Governance (Routledge); founding co-convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Security Issues standing group; and co-convenor of the London Migration Research Group (LMRG). She has previously taught at University College London, and has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, Stanford University, and Humboldt University, Berlin.
Maurizio Albahari, University of Notre Dame, Anthropology
I am an Assistant Professor at Notre Dame, where I teach on comparative immigration and European cultures and societies. I held a doctoral fellowship at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego, and received my Ph.D. at UC Irvine (2006). My first book manuscript examines immigration in Italy from both a political-legal and cultural angle, with particular attention to the material and symbolic implications of border enforcement and migrants' death and detention in the broader Mediterranean context. Related articles have been published in the ISIM Review, reflecting my overarching interest in European Islam, and in the International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies. The issue of Italian Culture I guest-edited [28 (2010) 2] is dedicated to Italy as a node in the network of migrants' routes, but also as a country of south-north domestic migration, entrenched discrimination, and flourishing cosmopolitan creativity. My current research focuses on issues of integration in Italy and in Southeast Europe, with an emphasis on religion/secularism in the public sphere, organized crime, and political mobilization.
Monica Andriescu, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Humboldt University
Monica Andriescu is a social scientist interested in the labour market integration of immigrants in the EU, active labour market policies, and procedures of recognition of qualifications acquired abroad. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (Humboldt University), working towards the completion of a dissertation on the labour market integration of highly skilled EU migrants from Eastern Europe in several old EU Member States (with an emphasis on explaining the nature and causes of over-education). She graduated from the Central European University (MA in Nationalism Studies, 2007) and the University of Bucharest (BA in Political Science, 2006).
David Art, Tufts University, Political Science
David Art is the author of The Politics of the Nazi Past in Germany and Austria (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and co-convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research's Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy. He is currently writing a book that explains why radical right parties have succeeded in some states in Western Europe and failed in others.
Christopher Bail, Harvard University, Sociology
Christopher A. Bail is a Doctoral Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy and a PhD candidate in the department of Sociology at Harvard University. His dissertation compares the uses of collective memory of terrorism in the reform of "philosophies of integration" in the U.S. and U.K. His previous research on the "configuration" of symbolic boundaries between natives and immigrants in twenty-one European countries has appeared in the American Sociological Review and Revue Européenne de Migrations Internationales. He is the recipient of grants from the German Marshall Fund and the National Science Foundation, and the winner of the 2007 Aage B. Sorensen Award. He is an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology.
Jean Beaman, Purdue University, Sociology
Jean Beaman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Sociology from Northwestern University. She has previously held visiting fellowships at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and the University of Notre Dame. She is currently completing a book manuscript based on an ethnography of middle-class and upwardly-mobile children of North African immigrants in France, who despite their upward mobility feel just as marginalized as other children of immigrants. This ultimately demonstrates how ethnicity is a constitutive element of French identity and how individuals can be simultaneously members of a society, yet kept on the margins of that society. Her research interests include cultural sociology; HIV/AIDS; immigration; race/ethnicity; race, class, and gender; urban sociology, and qualitative methods.
Catherine Benoît, Connecticut College, Anthropology
These past ten years I have been working as an anthropologist on health and immigration issues in the French Caribbean overseas departments. My work has focused first on undocumented migrants' access to health care in Guadeloupe and St. Martin and second on health structural inequalities in Haiti. My next research project will be dealing with immigration issues in regards to law making and enforcement in the Spanish, Portuguese and French overseas territories.
Laure-Anne Bernes, Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM - University of Liege), Political and Social Sciences
Laure-Anne Bernes holds a master’s degree in business from the Ecole Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Liège (HEC) and has obtained a complementary master’s degree in international relations and European integration from the University of Liège. She is a doctoral candidate in political and social sciences with the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique in Belgium (FNRS) and is currently working at the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM-Liège). Her areas of study are borders and their evolving relationship with dynamics of control, the articulations between migration and free trade as well as migration and security. She is particularly interested in the western Mediterranean. Her dissertation focuses on the interplay among multiple actors at the Spanish-Moroccan border of Ceuta, including border guards, borderlanders and migrants.
Christophe Bertossi, Institute for International Relations (IFRI), Paris, Political Science
Christophe Bertossi is the director of the “Migrations, Identities, Citizenship” research program at the Institute for International Relations (IFRI) in Paris. He earned his PhD in Political Science in 2000 at the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence (France). Now an associate fellow, he was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick (UK). He has been a visiting fellow at the New York University, the Institute for Advanced Studies/Collegium in Lyon (France) and the Institute of Political Studies in Toulouse (France). He lectures in political science at Sciences Po (Paris). He has coordinated several international collaborative research projects on citizenship and ethnicity in the European context, notably with Washington University in St-Louis, Amsterdam University, the American Sociological Association, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, and the Social Science Research Council in New York. His publications include: Les frontières de la citoyenneté en Europe: nationalité, résidence, appartenance, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2001; European Anti-Discrimination and the Politics of Citizenship: France and Britain, Basingstoke/New York, Palgrave, 2007 [ed.]; Les couleurs du drapeau: les militaires français issus de l’immigration, Paris, Robert Laffont, 2007 [with Catherine Withold de Wenden]. His current projects address ethnic, racial, and religious diversity within state institutions (the military, hospitals) in France from a comparative perspective.
Anna Boucher, University of Sydney, Political Science
Anna Boucher’s key research interests are in the areas of public policy, with a particular focus on immigration, gender and welfare state concerns. Her work considers these issues from both an Australian and comparative perspective, with a political science and legal focus. Anna is an active researcher in the immigration field, having co-founded the Migration Studies Unit at the London School of Economics (LSE). She is an ongoing Research Fellow of the Unit and a member of Cities research network at the University of Sydney. Her book Gender Migration and the Global Race for Talent analyses skilled immigration policies globally from a gender perspective. Her second book (in progress), Crossroads of Migration: A Global Approach to Policy Differences (with Justin Gest, Harvard) compares immigration regimes across 51 OECD and non-OECD countries. She holds degrees in law and political science. Prior to coming to Sydney University, she was an Australian Commonwealth Scholar and Zeit Bucerius Scholar in Migration Studies at the LSE.
Alexander Caviedes, State University of New York at Fredonia, Politics and International Affairs
Alexander Caviedes is an Associate Professor and received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His principal interests comprise European labor migration at the national (Germany, UK, Austria, NL) and EU level, and, more recently, newspaper portrayals of immigrants and immigration from a comparative perspective. Additional areas of research include immigrant integration and securitization, with particular focus on the influence of the media. Though his work is principally European in nature, he was formerly an immigration attorney and has written on undocumented students, labor migration, and security and migration in the American context.
Sladja Blazan, New York University / Humboldt University Berlin, American Studies / Comparative Literature
Sladja Blazan is a Visiting Professor and Humboldt Fellow at the German Department at New York University. She received her Ph.D. in English and American Literary and Cultural Studies from Humboldt University Berlin after completing her M.A. studies in Berlin, New York and Dublin. Her publications include a monograph on post-socialist literature entitled American Fictionary: Postsocialist Migration in American Literature (Heidelberg: Winter, 2006), an edited collection entitled Ghost, Gender, History: Ghost Stories and Alternative Histories (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), as well as various articles on migration, sexuality, death, and race in the Anglo-American and German literary and cultural discourse. She is currently working on a monograph on death and ghostliness in 19. ct. American literature and culture.
Erik Bleich, Middlebury College, Political Science
Erik Bleich is interested in issues of race, ethnicity, religion and policymaking in Western Europe. His articles on these topics have appeared in journals such as World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Theory & Society, and the American Behavioral Scientist. His latest book, The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. He is also the author of Race Politics in Britain and France: Ideas and Policymaking since the 1960s (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and he editor of Muslims and the State in the post-9/11 West (Routledge, 2010). His current projects revolve around state and societal responses to Muslims in Europe and comparative legal and state responses to issues arising from diversity.
Maren Borkert, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Research and Documentation Unit, Vienna
Maren Borkert is Research Officer at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). Her main fields of research include migration and integration policies, multilevel governance, migrant youth and generations, discrimination/diversity management, e-inclusion and e-governance, implementation. She is co-author of Migratory Policymaking in Europe - The Dynamics of Actors and Contexts in Past and Present (forthcoming 2010, AUP), The Local Dimension of Migration Policies (forthcoming 2009; AUP), and The State of the Art of Research in the EU on the Take up and use of ICT by Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities (JRC, 2009). She is Chief-editor of the tri-lingual (Engl. Span, German) Special Issue "Qualitative Migration Research in Contemporary Europe", online journal Forum Qualitative Research. She conducted research on the "Assessment of the Extent of Different Types of Trafficking in Europe" (DG JLS), "Integration and Access to Social Rights of Migrants: The Contribution of Local and Regional Authorities" (EUROFOUND) and investigated "Identity and Social Inclusion of Young Migrants and Women with Migrant Background in Germany - Evidence on Causalities and Policy Implications" (DG "Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities"). Maren Borkert is member of the European Network of Excellence on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE); until 2008 she was a lecturer at the University of Bamberg and cluster assistant of IMISCOE Cluster C9 on the multilevel governance of immigration and immigrant policies. Maren Borkert is founding member of the international non?profit organization HERMES, a reunion of early-stage researchers on migration and ethnicity studies. She coordinated and participated in several international conferences and workshop on migration and integration issues.
Christina Boswell, University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Studies, Politics
Christina Boswell is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh, where she heads the Migration and Citizenship Research Group. Her research focuses on European migration policy, theories of public policy, and knowledge utilisation in policy-making. She is author of European Migration Policies in Flux (Blackwell's 2003), The Ethics of Refugee Policy (Ashgate 2005), and The Political Functions of Expert Knowledge (forthcoming 2008, Cambridge University Press). She has published articles in the Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Affairs, Ethics and International Affairs, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and International Migration Review.
John R. Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis, Anthropology
John R. Bowen is the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. His long-term fieldwork has been in Indonesia, particularly in Aceh, and is most recently reflected in his book Islam, Law and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning (Cambridge, 2003). Current research on Islam and the state in France is reflected in Why the French Don?t Like Headscarves (Princeton, 2007), and his next book, Can Islam be French? will appear from Princeton in 2008, followed by The New Anthropology of Islam from Cambridge.
Janna Bray, University of Michigan, Political Science
Janna Bray is a PhD candidate in the University of Michigan's Department of Political Science. Her research analyzes the relationship between Muslim immigrants and left political parties in Western Europe. Janna's dissertation examines why center-left parties endorse policies that concern the religious practice of Islam in some locations and not in others. She focuses on the local level and compares political behavior in different municipal governments in Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. To do this, Janna uses city council records to build an original data set of party behavior on policies that concern Islam. This data set also contains information on factors that may affect party behavior, such as demographics, economics, political institutions, electoral threat from the far-right,and competition among left parties.
João Carvalho, University of Sheffield, Department of Politics
João Carvalho is interested on issues of immigration politics and policy, integration and citizenship policies, comparative politics. His PhD thesis is on: “The extreme-right parties’ impact on the immigration policy in the UK, France and Italy during the 2000s”. His latest publication was a book chapter developed along Professor Andrew Geddes entitled “Immigration policy under Sarkozy: the return of national identity” in “Politiques Publiques sous Sarkozy” (Surel, I. & Maillard, J.; CEVIPOF, 2011). Other published work include: “A política de imigração do estado Português entre 1991 e 2004” (ACIDI, 2009).
Lucie Cerna, Leiden University, Political Economy
Lucie Cerna is an Assistant Professor in Global Challenges (Political Economy) at Leiden University College, Netherlands, and a Research Associate at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, UK. She is interested in issues of high-skilled immigration, regional and global governance of migration, and policy-making in OECD countries. Her articles have appeared in Journal of European Public Policy and edited volumes in Oxford University Press and Amsterdam University Press. Lucie has been a lecturer in Politics at Merton and Lincoln colleges in Oxford, as well as a consultant for different international organisations. Her current projects include a study of the state's transformation by the forces of globalisation and regionalisation.
Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia, Rutgers University and CEVIPOF, Political Science
Educated at Sciences Po (Ph.D., HDR), Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia is Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey. She is also co-director of the ISI Immigration Research Network and Senior Researcher affiliated to the CEVIPOF (Center for Political Research, Sciences Po Paris). Professor Chebel d'Appollonia specializes in the politics of immigration and anti-discrimination in the United States and Europe, racism and xenophobia, extreme-right wing movements, immigrant integration, and urban racism. She has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, both at universities in France (Paris III-Sorbonne, and the Columbia University and the University of Chicago Programs in Paris) and in the US (New York University, University of Pittsburgh). Professor Chebel d'Appollonia was selected as the Buffet Chair Professor at Northwestern University (2005) and a visiting fellow at the Ford Institute for Human Security (2004-2006) and at the European Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. Furthermore, she was awarded the EU-US Fulbright scholar in 2006. In addition to three books (including one on the Far Right in France, and another on Everyday Racism) and five edited volumes, Professor Chebel d'Appollonia recently a co-edited book with Simon Reich entitled Immigration, Integration and Security: America and Europe in Comparative Perspective (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008). She is currently working on a book entitled Immigration, Security, and Democracy in the United States and Europe (under review at Cornell University Press).
Suzanna M. Crage, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology
Suzanna Crage is interested in issues of national identity, collective memory, place, and refugee policymaking in Germany. Her current projects include a comparison of city-level refugee aid policies in Berlin and Munich since the mid-1980s; an analysis of how policymakers use claims about collective memories in refugee policy debates; and an exploration of the differing constructions of Germany's past found in competing Berlin commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
Rafaela Dancygier, Princeton University, Dept. of Politics and Woodrow Wilson School
Dancygier's broad research interests are in comparative politics and comparative political economy. Her research focuses on the domestic consequences of international immigration, the political incorporation of immigrants, the relationship between ethnic diversity and redistribution and the determinants of ethnic conflict. She is currently working on a book which explores how immigration regimes and welfare states interact with local political economies to explain the incidence of immigrant conflict at the subnational level in Western Europe.
Naomi Davidson, University of Ottawa, History
Naomi Davidson (PhD, University of Chicago, 2007) is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include questions of race, religion and secularism in the French Mediterranean of the 19th and 20th centuries. She is preparing a manuscript entitled "Becoming Secular? Making Islam French, 1916-1982," which examines the creation of "French Islam" in the metropole before and after decolonization and is currently working on an article comparing the built environments of metropolitan Islam in Britain and France during the interwar years.
Philippe De Bruycker, Université Libre de Bruxelles & Institute for European Studies, European Law on Immigration & Asylum
Philippe De Bruycker (PhD in Law) is Jean Monnet Chair for European Law on Immigration & Asylum and Professor at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Italy) and the Institute for European Studies and the Law Faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). In 1999, he founded the “Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe” with the support of the Odysseus programme of the EU known as the Odysseus Network. From 2001 till 2003, he was an adviser at the European Commission in the DG Home Affairs in charge of drafting proposals for directive on immigration. In 2004 and 2005, he advised the I.O.M. in Tirana for the National Strategy on Migration of the Albanian Government. He also works as an expert and trainer for different institutions (European Parliament, UNHCR, IOM, ICMPD) and is at the origin of the European Asylum Curriculum (EAC) used by the EU to train asylum case officers. After having extensively published on issues of constitutional and administrative law as Head of the Centre for Public Law in ULB till 1999, his several books and articles now focus on Immigration and Asylum Law with a special emphasis on its EU dimension.
Nicole Doerr, Harvard University Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Social and Political Sciences
Nicole Doerr works as a Democracy Fellow at Ash Center for Demoratic Governance and Innovation from where she came from UC Irvine. Her work centers around the idea of democracy and translation in transnational social movements, immigrants' rights organizations and multilingual deliberative forums in Europe, the US and in South Africa. Her research interests include translation, cultural diversity and deliberative democracy, transnational memory, visual and discursive representations of immigration, gender and inequality.
Jan Willem Duyvendak, University of Amsterdam
Jan Willem Duyvendak is Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He studied sociology and philosophy in Groningen (the Netherlands) and Paris (France). He was the head of a social science research institute in Utrecht (the Verwey-Jonker Institute) and professor of Community Development at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. His work deals with various themes such as multiculturalism, social cohesion, social movements and social policy. He is the author of The Power of Politics, New Social Movements in an Old Polity. France 1965-1989, published in 1995 by Westview Press (Boulder, Colorado), New Social Movements in Western Europe, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995 (ed. with M. Giugni, H. Kriesi and R. Koopmans), The Global Emergence of Gay and Lesbian Politics. National Imprints of a Worldwide Movement, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999 (ed. with B.D. Adam and A. Krouwel), and Policy, People, and the New Professional. De-professionalisation and Re-professionalisation in Care and Welfare, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006 (ed. with T. Knijn and M.Kremer). Recently, he was visiting scholar at the sociology department of UC Berkeley and the Graduate Center of CUNY.
Jennifer Elrick, McGill University, Immigration Network co-chair
Jennifer Elrick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at McGill University in Montreal. Her work focuses broadly on the relationship between classification processes, diversity and social inequality, i.e. the ways in which classification processes pertaining to race, ethnicity, legal status, etc. affect the differential distribution of resources and recognition within a society.
Angéline Escafré-Dublet, University Lumière Lyon 2
Angéline Escafré-Dublet is Assistant Professor in Political Science. She is interested in immigration issues and how they relate to politics and culture in Europe and North America. She is the author of two books on culture and immigration in French (2014) and published articles in English in the Journal of Modern European History and Diversities. She co-authored research reports for European research projects (EMILIE, Accept Pluralism and DIVERCITIES). Her current projects include a a study of colonial subjects in the metropole and the various processes of categorization by the administration in the 50s, and a qualitative survey on the politisation of discriminations in France.
Daniel Faas, Trinity College Dublin, Sociology
Daniel Faas (Ph.D., M.Phil. University of Cambridge, M.A. University of Stuttgart) is Assistant Professor in Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests include migration and education, European integration and globalization, citizenship and identity politics, multiculturalism and social cohesion, ethnicity and racism, curriculum and policy developments, and comparative case study methodologies. Daniel Faas is author of Negotiating Political Identities: Multiethnic Schools and Youth in Europe (Ashgate, 2010) and winner of the 2009 European Sociological Association award for best journal article ("Turkish Youth in the European Knowledge Economy", European Societies 9(4): 573-99). Dr. Faas was Fulbright-Schuman Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley (2009), and Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens (2006-2008). He has acted as advisor to the European Commission DG Education and Culture and consultant to the Irish Department of Education and Science. Daniel Faas is collaborator on the "CiviTurn: Citizenship Integration in Northwest European Migration Societies" project, and visiting scholar at Aarhus University. He is currently supervising PhDs on return migration of Argentineans to Europe, Chinese migrants in Ireland, workplace equality and diversity management, and pre-schoolers construction of social selves and social organisation.
Barbara Faedda, Columbia University, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, (Acting Director), Legal Anthropology
Ph.D. in Legal Anthropology and Social Science. Author of two books, articles and sections in books on immigration, multiculturalism, racism and the anthropology of law. Lecturer in Italy on these topics since 2000 (courses for graduate students, masters, and training of governmental officers). Membership: AAA, APLA, Law & Society, Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism.
Adrian Favell, UCLA, Department of Sociology
Author of Philosophies of Integration: Immigration and the Idea of Citizenship in France and Britain (1998), and Eurostars and Eurocities: Free Movement and Mobility in an Integrating Europe (2008), and editor or co-editor of The New Xenophobia in Europe (1995), The European Union: Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship (1998), The Politics of Belonging: Migrants and Minorities in Contemporary Europe (1999), EU Enlargement and East-West Migration (2002), The Human Face of Global Mobility: International Highly Skilled Migration in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific (2006), and The New Face of East-West Migration in Europe (2008)
Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her recent work focuses on the comparative study of immigration, especially comparing immigrant minorities in the United States and Europe. She is the author or editor of eighteen books, including In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration (NYU Press, 2005), New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape (NYU Press, 2014, edited with Jan Rath, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Rogier van Reekem) and most recently, Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe, coauthored with Richard Alba (Princeton University Press, 2015) and Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity: Immigration and Belonging in North America and Western Europe, edited with Patrick Simon (Russell Sage Foundation, 2015). A former president of the Eastern Sociological Society (2014-15), she received the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section in 2010 and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Gary P Freeman, University of Texas at Austin, Political Science
Gary P. Freeman received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1975. He is Professor of Government and chair of the department at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been a visitor at Cornell University, the Australian National University, the Australian Defence Forces Academy, Monash University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Freeman specializes in the politics of immigration, comparative social policy, and politics in western democracies. He is the author of Immigrant Labor and Racial Conflict in Industrial Societies and editor of Nations of Immigrants: Australia, the United States, and International Migration (edited with James Jupp). He is co-editor with Terri Givens and David Leal of Immigration Policy and Security (Routledge, forthcoming).
Andrew Geddes, University of Sheffield, Political Science
Andrew Geddes is interested in comparative immigration politics and policy-making with a European and cross-regional focus. Recent books include Immigration and European Integration: Beyond Fortress Europe? (Manchester University Press, 2008) and Mobility and Migration in the European Union (with Christina Boswell, Palgrave 2011). Current projects include work on migration and environmental change for the UK Government Scientific Office 'Foresight' team.
Justin Gest, Harvard University, Political Science
Dr. Justin Gest is a Harvard College Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University. He is also the Co-Founder and Deputy Director of the Migration Studies Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research examines a variety of topics in political science — including political participation, migration and integration policy, citizenship, Muslim politics and identity politics. His previous research focused on alienated and participatory political behavior in Western democracies, using case studies of Western Muslim communities. This work was collected in Apart: Alienated and Engaged Muslims in the West (Columbia University Press/Hurst, 2010). He holds a doctorate in Government from the LSE and a bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard University.
Terri E. Givens, University of Texas at Austin, Political Science
Terri Givens received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. from Stanford University. Her academic interests include radical right parties, immigration politics, and immigrant integration in Europe. She has conducted extensive research in Europe, particularly in France, Germany, Austria, Denmark and Britain. Her first book, Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, was published in Fall 2005 with Cambridge University Press. She has also edited the book Immigration Policy and Security: U.S., European, and Commonwealth Perspectives, published in Fall 2008 with Gary Freeman and David Leal. Her articles have appeared in Political Communication, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Policy Studies Journal, and Comparative European Politics. She is currently working on a book on antidiscrimination policy and the politics of immigration in Europe.
Sara Wallace Goodman, Georgetown University, Government
Ms. Wallace Goodman is a Ph.D. candidate writing her dissertation on language and civic requirements for citizenship in Great Britain, France, and the United States.
Matthew J. Goodwin, University of Manchester, Politics
Matthew J. Goodwin is ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. Matthew received his PhD from the University of Bath in 2007, under the supervision of Roger Eatwell and Anna Cento Bull. His research focuses primarily on right-wing extremism (especially active participation in extreme right groups and parties), intergroup relations and research methods. This research has appeared in a number of journal articles and edited volumes. Dr Goodwin is also co-editor of The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain (Routledge), and is currently completing a manuscript on the electoral rise of the British National Party (BNP). Previously, Matthew was Temporary Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bath and is currently an active member of the Extremism and Democracy Standing Group, under the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
Simon Green, Aston University, Political Science
Simon Green is Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Aston Centre for Europe (ACE) at Aston University, UK. His research covers both German politics and immigration and citizenship in Germany and Europe. He consulted for the UK Home Office for the 2002 UK nationality reforms and is the author of The Politics of Exclusion: Institutions and Immigration Policy in Contemporary Germany.
Berta Güell, University of Barcelona, Social Anthropology
Berta Güell is a researcher at the European Social Research Unit (University of Barcelona) and a PhD candidate in Sociology at the GEDIME research group (Autonomous University of Barcelona). She has worked in several European research projects related to issues of multiple discrimination and intersectionality; migrants' social exclusion in the labour market and the role of trade unions; cultural diversity management in organisational structures; immigration and integration policy-making; and the effects of social inequalities on young people and social innovation. Her dissertation is focused on ethnic entrepreneurship, particularly on the Pakistani businesses in the city of Barcelona, following on the MA Thesis which received an award in the Tender of Young Sociologists by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans in 2013. She counts with several publications related to the phenomenon of immigration.
Abdoulaye Gueye, University of Ottawa, Sociology
Abdoulaye Gueye received his PH.D from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He was visiting professor at the Department of Romance Languages at Harvard University. He is currently Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. He published Les intellectuels africains africains en France and co-edited Figures croisées d'intellectuels.
Virginie Guiraudon, National Center for Scientific Research, France, Political Science
Virginie Guiraudon holds a Ph. D. in Government from Harvard University where she focused on explaining the evolution of the rights granted to foreigners in France, Germany and the Netherlands since 1974. Her main interests still lie in the comparative politics of immigration, citizenship and ethnicity. She has been a Marie Curie Chair at the European University Institute in Florence, and a visiting fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University. She is a recipient of the Descartes-Huygens prize whose tenure she spent at the university of Nijmegen. She was also awarded the European Union Studies Association best paper prize. She is the author of Les politiques d'immigration en Europe (l'Harmattan, 2000). She has co-edited Controlling a New Migration World (Routledge, 2001) and Immigration Politics in Europe: The Politics of Control (Taylor and Francis, 2006). Her current research focuses on the Europeanization of migration, asylum and anti-discrimination policies. Her articles have appeared in a number of volumes and journals including the Journal of Common Market Studies, International Migration Review, the Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Comparative Political Studies. She manages the migres.eu web site that provides resources for migration scholars.
Sarah Hackett, Bath Spa University, UK, Modern European History
Sarah Hackett's research interests focus upon European Muslim immigration in the post-1945 era, particularly to Britain and Germany. Her book ("Foreigners, Minorities and Integration: The Muslim Immigrant Experience in Britain and Germany", Manchester University Press, 2013) examines the impact that Britain's relatively liberal immigration policy and Germany's rigid guest-worker rotation phenomenon have had on the long-term integration of Muslim immigrants at a local level. It looks specifically at the sectors of employment, housing and education, offers a re-assessment of the term "integration" and questions the notion that Islam has played an overwhelming role in ethnic minorities' experiences. Her other research interests include European city-level migration and integration policies, migration and religion, and Islam in Europe in historical perspective.
James Hampshire, University of Sussex, Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies and Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Political Science
I am a political scientist with research interests in immigration policymaking, citizenship and race. I am the author of Citizenship and Belonging: Immigration and the Politics of Demographic Governance in Postwar Britain (Palgrave 2005) and I am currently working on a book on immigration and liberal democracy to be published with Polity.
Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Political Science
Randall Hansen is the Canada Research Chair in Immigration & Governance at the University of Toronto. His research interests include citizenship and immigration, particularly the relationship of the latter to secularism and welfare policy. His published works include Citizenship and Immigration in Post-War Britain (OUP, 2000), Towards a European Nationality (w. P. Weil, Palgrave, 2001), Dual Nationality, Social Rights, and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe (w. P. Weil, Berghahn, 2002), Immigration and Asylum from 1900 to the Present [w. M. Gibney, ABC-CLIO, 2005].
Marc Helbing, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
Marc Helbling’s research focuses on immigration and citizenship politics, nationalism, Muslim migration, xenophobia and islamophobia. His work has been published in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, West European Politics and the Swiss Political Science Review. He has authored a book on citizenship politics in Switzerland (Amsterdam University Press, IMISCOE series), is co-author together with Hanspeter Kriesi and Edgar Grande of “Restructuring Political Conflict in Western Europe in the Age of Globalization” and is currently editing a volume on “Islamophobia in Western Europe and North America” (Routledge). He has studied and worked at the University of Lausanne, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, the University of Zurich, and New York University.
Nadia Hilliard, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
Nadia Hilliard studies immigration and integration policy in Western Europe and North America. She is interested in modes of immigrant incorporation, in the processes of policy evolution, and in the ways that states adapt to pressures of globalisation in regulating their borders and conditions for membership. Her current projects include a historical analysis of French integration institutions and a study of US state capacities in controlling and regulating immigration since 1965.
Patricia Hogwood, University of Westminster, Political Science
Patricia Hogwood is a comparativist with a subject specialism in German politics. She has written on the relationship between German citizenship policy and state and popular identity; the German tradition of ‘combative democracy’ in contemporary approaches to immigration control; the elaboration of German immigration policy in the context of the ‘war on terror’; and Germany’s efforts to ‘export’ immigration control beyond the external borders of the European Union. She is currently working on the institutionalization and securitization of immigration policy within the European Union.
Marc M. Howard, Georgetown University, Political Science
Marc Morjé Howard is an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University. His research has addressed a variety of topics related to democracy and democratization, including civil society, citizenship, hybrid regimes, right-wing extremism, and public opinion. He is the author of The Weakness of Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge, 2003) and Varieties of Citizenship in the European Union (Cambridge, forthcoming). He has also published articles in numerous academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, the International Migration Review, and the Journal of Democracy.
Thomas Huddleston, Migration Policy Group, Comparative Politics
Thomas Huddleston is interested in immigrant integration, family reunification, citizenship, and political participation in European and traditional countries of immigration. He is a policy analyst with the Migration Policy Group where he coordinates comparative research on national integration policies and EU standards. He co-authored the 2007 and 2010 editions of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (www.mipex.eu), the 2010 third edition of the European Commission’s Handbook on Integration, and the 2007 European Parliament Study on benchmarking integration. He co-edited the 2009 book, Legal Frameworks for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers). He has also published in Canadian Diversity and the European Journal of Migration and Law. His recent publications can be found on MPG’s website (www.migpolgroup.com). They include impact assessments on the future of family reunion and immigrant political participation in Europe as well as Promoting citizenship: the choices for immigrants, advocates, and European cooperation and EU support for integration: What about beneficiaries of international protection?
Carrie Humphreys, University of Utah, Political Science
Carrie Humphreys is a PhD candidate at the University of Utah in the area of Comparative Politics. Her research interests include European politics as it relates to immigration issues. Along with her co-authors Adam Luedtke, Terri Givens and Rhonda Evans Case, Carrie had a chapter, entitled “Introduction: Regulating the New Face of Europe,” included in the edited volume Migrants and Minorities: The European Response published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2010). In addition, she is interested in the electoral fortunes of niche parties, like those focused on issues of immigration and the environment, at local, national and EU levels as well as their impact on policy. She is currently writing her dissertation on this topic.
Patrick R. Ireland, Illinois Institute of Technology, Political Science
Patrick R. Ireland was trained in comparative politics, modern languages, and public health. His single-authored books, The Policy Challenge of Ethnic Diversity (Harvard University Press, 1994) and Becoming Europe (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004), deal with the political and social aspects of immigrant integration in a range of European countries. He has written a number of journal articles and book chapters on those topics, as well as on migration and ethnicity in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa, urban segregation, and Islam. Among Ireland's current projects are comparative studies of female migrant domestic workers in Southern Europe and the Levant; HIV/AIDS and migration; and the relationships between migration, health, and development in Europe/North & West Africa and the U.S./Mexico.
Gilles Ivaldi, URMIS, University of Nice, Political Science
Gilles Ivaldi is a researcher in political science with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, and currently based at the university of Nice. His previous research on the radical right in France and Europe has appeared in journals such as Electoral Studies, the International Journal of Forecasting, French Politics or Political Research Quarterly (forthcoming). His current projects include a study of the impact of right-wing populism on West European party systems, and the analysis of the influence exerted by parties of the radical right on the making of immigration policies.
Moritz Jesse, Europa Institute, Leiden Law School
Dr. Moritz Jesse is assistant professor of European Union Law at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School. He joined the law school in October 2010. His teaching and research focuses on the EU’s internal market, the free movement of persons, European Citizenship, as well as EU migration law. Jesse teaches and coordinates courses at Bachelor and Master level in the English and Dutch language at Leiden Law School. Since January 2015 Jesse is pursuing a research project funded by the Dutch Government for the next three years titled 'The Others Amongst Us: Immigration, Integration, and the Law.' The project looks at EU and national legislation to identify and discover the sources of descriptions of otherness in legislation which lead to the exclusion of immigrants in daily life. Before joining the Europa Institute, Jesse obtained his PhD in European Union Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His thesis bears the title “The Civic Citizens of Europe – Legal Realities for Immigrants in Europe and the Legal Potential for their Integration.” Moritz Jesse studied Dutch, Comparative, International and European Law at the University of Maastricht’s European Law School between 2002 and 2006. He graduated from Maastricht law school with distinction (LL.M. cum laude). During his studies in Maastricht he worked as assistant for Prof. Lisa Waddington.
Christian Joppke, The American University of Paris, Sociology and Political Science
CJ is a professor of politics at The American University of Paris. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley in 1989. Before settling down in Paris, he held appointments in the United States, Canada, Italy, and Germany. He published widely on immigration, citizenship, ethnicity, and related issues. His most recent book is Veil: Mirror of Identity; (Polity Press, forthcoming). He is currently writing a book on citizenship and immigration, also for Polity Press. With John Torpey he is engaged in a project on the accommodation of Islam in North America and Western Europe.
Foteini Kalantzi is a Doctoral Candidate in International Relations at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. She is also working as a freelance journalist. She holds an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick; a BA in International and European Relations from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece; and a BS in Economics from the University of La Verne in California (Athens Campus).
Her interests include migration, political and media discourse analysis, and European Studies. Currently, her research focuses on the securitisation of migration in Greece and the Mediterranean region. Professionally, she has worked in the media, finance and IT sectors around Europe, and this has afforded her experience in communications, PR, marketing and conference organisation.
Brian Edward Karlsson, George Washington University, Political Science
I am generally interested in why political discourse over immigration and integration takes on different characteristics across Europe and why immigration restrictionism is a relatively mainstream issue in some countries and among certain parties of the right but not others. My dissertation seeks to answer this question by exploring how domestic debates over the Nazi past have impacted immigration and integration discourse in the German-speaking countries of Europe. I am particularly interested in demonstrating how the norms created in the debates over the past and the various memory frames adopted by mainstream political actors have spill-over effects into other political issues that narrow the discursive space for restrictionist immigration policies and privilege certain immigration actors and policy positions over others.
Leila Kawar , University of Massachusetts Amherst, Political Science and Legal Studies
Leila Kawar (BA, Harvard; MA, LSE; PhD, New York University) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Contesting Immigration Policy in Court: Legal Activism and Its Radiating Effects in the United States and France (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and numerous chapters and articles. Kawar’s research explores how juridical knowledge-making – at the national and international levels – intersects with the politics of migration, citizenship, and labor.
Serdar Kaya, Simon Fraser University, Political Science
Serdar Kaya is an instructor at Simon Fraser University. He has recently defended his dissertation, which analyzes Islamophobia in Western countries. His primary areas of interest include multiculturalism, identity politics, and intergroup relations - with a special focus on Islam and the West.
Jytte Klausen, Brandeis University, Political Science
Jytte Klausen is professor of comparative politics at Brandeis University and an affiliate at The Center for European Studies, at Harvard University. Her most recent book is The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe (Oxford University Press 2005; paperback 2007), which was published in a German translation as Europas muslimische Eliten. Wer sie sind und was sie wollen (Campus Verlag 2006) and in Turkish as Islami Yeniden Düsünmek: Bati Avrupa'da Siyaset ve Din (Liberte 2008). Klausen was a British Academy Visiting Professor at Nuffield College (2003) and a Bosch Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin (2004). In 2007, she received the Carnegie Scholar's Award. Her next book is about the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and the protests against their publication (forthcoming Yale University Press). Other current research projects include a study of recruitment to Jihadi terrorism in Europe and the United States and the politics of the integration of Islam in Europe.
Maria Koinova, Warwick University, International Relations
Dr. Maria Koinova is a Reader in International Relations at Warwick University and a Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Starting Grant "Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty." Her research is at the intersection of migration, diaspora, democratisation, conflict and post-conflict studies. She is the author of Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, which was reviewed in Foreign Affairs (2014), among other journals. Her academic articles on diasporas and contested sovereignty have been published in the European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, International Political Sociology, International Political Science Review, Foreign Policy Analysis, Ethnic and Racial Studies and other journals. She holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (2005) and has held research fellowships at Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, the Dutch Institute on Advanced Studies, and Uppsala University.
websites: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/people/koinova/ ;
Edward Anthony Koning, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario), Political Studies
Edward Koning is interested in comparative studies of immigration and integration, social policy, and diversity. His current research focuses on the politics of immigrant social rights in Western welfare states, with a specific focus on Canada, the Netherlands, and Sweden. He has recent publications in Acta Politica, Comparative Political Studies, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Rey Koslowski, University at Albany (SUNY), Political Science and Informatics
Rey Koslowski is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and Associate Professor of Informatics, College of Computing and Information,University at Albany (SUNY). He is currently a Nonresident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute, a member of the editorial board of International Migration Review and will be a Fellow of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund in 2008-09. Koslowski is the author of Migrants and Citizens: Demographic Change in the European States System (Cornell University Press, 2000); Real Challenges for Virtual Borders: The Implemention of US-VISIT (Washingon: Migration Policy Institute, 2005); editor of International Migration and the Globalization of Domestic Politics (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor (with David Kyle) of Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives (John Hopkins University Press, 2001).
Ahmet T. Kuru, San Diego State University, Political Science
Ahmet T. Kuru was a Postdoctoral Scholar at SIPA of Columbia University. He analyzes the impact of struggling (passive and assertive) interpretations of secularism on state policies toward Muslims and Christians in France, Turkey, and the United States. His articles on this issue were published in journals including World Politics, Comparative Politics, and Political Science Quarterly. Kuru is also the author of Secularism and State Policies toward Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey (Cambridge University Press, 2009). His next project will analyze Islam and democracy from both ideational and institutional perspectives.
Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, Sociology and African and African American Studies
Michèle Lamont is Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She taught at Princeton University for fifteen years before joining the Harvard faculty in 2003. She has written on the role of culture in generating social inequality; the cultural strategies of stigmatized groups for coping with racism; culture and poverty; how culture mediate the impact of discrimination on health, many other topics. Her articles have appeared in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Sociological Theory, Annual Review of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and numerous other journals. Professor Lamont has been a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the German Marshall Funds as well as a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Jonathan Laurence, Boston College / Brookings Institution, Political Science
Jonathan Laurence is an assistant professor of political science at Boston College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Jonathan's research on Islam in Europe has been published in German Politics and Society (2001), French Politics, Culture and Society (2005), International Crisis Group (2007) and Foreign Affairs (2007) and several edited volumes. His first book, Integrating Islam: political and religious challenges in contemporary France (co-authored with Justin Vaisse, Brookings Press 2006 and Odile Jacob 2007) examined Muslims and Islam in French politics and institutions. Jonathan's Ph.D. thesis (Harvard 2006) received the APSA's Laswell prize for best dissertation in public policy.
Andrew Lawrence, The University of Edinburgh
Andrew Lawrence's current research is on health worker migrants from Africa to the UK and EU.
Eléonore Lépinard, Université de Montréal, Political Science.
Eléonore’s research focus on gender, legal mobilization, minorities, rights, liberalism, feminist theory and political inclusion in France and Canada. Her work on these issues have been published in journals such as Constellations, the American Behavioral Scientist, Social Politics, and Signs, as well as in French journals such as the Revue française de science politique and Droit et Société. Her book, L’égalité introuvable, la parité, les féministes et la République was published in 2007 by the Presses de Sciences po (Paris). She is currently working on a project comparing the political inclusion of women and ethnic minorities in France in a socio-legal perspective, as well as a project exploring practices of intersectionality and the political inclusion of minority women in feminist movements in France and Canada.
Jennifer Lieb, College of the Holy Cross, Political Science
Jennifer Lieb is interested in the politics of immigration, social policy, and inequality in the developed democracies. Her research focuses in particular on political advocacy for undocumented immigrants in Germany, the UK, and the US. She has been a visiting researcher at Nuffield College, Oxford and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.
Willem Maas, York University, Political Science
Willem Maas is the author of Creating European Citizens, editor of Multilevel Citizenship, editor of Democratic Citizenship and the Free Movement of People, co-editor of Sixty-Five Years of European Governance, and author of numerous chapters and articles. He co-founded APSA's Migration and Citizenship section and co-edits a new book series on the Politics of Citizenship and Migration.
Sylvia Maier, New York University, European Studies
Sylvia Maier (PhD, University of Southern California, 2001) is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU. Her research focuses on gender and multiculturalism, honor killings, the legal accommodation of Muslim minority rights in Western Europe, and the role of ICTs in women's empowerment in the Global South. She has written several articles, book chapters and shorter pieces on these topics and is currently finishing a book manuscript on Mainstreaming Muslims: Islam, Culture and the Law in France and Germany. Her next project will examine state-NGO strategies to combat honor-based violence against Muslim women in Western Europe. Maier's work has been funded by the SSRC and she was awarded a NYU Global Fellowship for her research on honor killings.
José Carlos Marques, Polythecnic Institute of Leiria, Sociology
José Carlos Marques is a Professor of Sociology at the Polythecnic Institute of Leiria and a researcher at CICS.NOVA - Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences. His research focuses on contemporary Portuguese emigration flows, migrant integration and transnational practices, migration policies, and highly skilled migration. His most recent projects examine current Portuguese emigration flows, discrimination practices in the labour market, immigrants’ descendants, and diaspora engagement practices and policies.
Rahsaan Maxwell, University of California, Berkeley - German Marshall Fund, Political Science
Rahsaan Maxwell will receive his Ph.D. in Political Science from UC
Berkeley in May 2008. He will spend the academic year 2008-09 as a
Postdoctoral Fellow with the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund.
Ewen McIntosh, University of Edinburgh, Politics & International Relations
Ewen McIntosh is a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh. His research investigates domestic and supranational courts' impact on reformulation of refugee and asylum policy in the UK. This work particularly focuses on how legal pressures for reform are understood and acted upon in political and administrative institutions, and in how judicial decisions may come to constrain states' governance of asylum. More broadly, he is interested in integrating theories of judicial impact and the policy process.
Bonnie M. Meguid, University of Rochester, Political Science
Bonnie Meguid is interested in political parties, voters, elections, and institutions in Western Europe and other advanced industrial democracies. Her articles on these topics have appeared in American Political Science Review and Electoral Studies. Her book, Party Competition Between Unequals (Cambridge University Press, 2008), examines how mainstream party behavior shapes the electoral trajectories of niche parties (e.g., green, radical right, and ethnoterritorial parties). Her current research explores the origins of compulsory voting laws, the strategic use of political decentralization to appease ethnoterritorial threats, and the effects of decentralization on party fortunes and voter behavior.
e-mail: bonnie.meguid AT rochester.edu
Luca C.M. Melchionna, St. John’s University, School of Law
Luca Melchionna is interested in Comparative Law, European Union Law, Globalization of Law, International Arbitration and Taxation and related issues. His articles on these topics have appeared in law reviews and journals like, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Tax Notes International, Tax Analyst, International Tax Law Review, Arbitration and ADR. He wrote two books on International Taxation: Commentario alle Convenzioni Contro le Doppie Imposizioni, Cacucci, Bari, Italy 2000; Codice di Diritto International Tributario, CELT, 2003). His latest contributions to books explore the history of Comparative Law in the U.S., and the Immigration legal history in the U.S. (this last one co-authored with Barbara Faedda), both forthcoming. His current projects revolve around International Taxation and Arbitration, and immigration law and visa regulations impacting global law and global economic equilibrium.
Anthony M. Messina, University of Notre Dame, Political Science
He is the author of The Logics and Politics of Post-World War II Migration to Western Europe (2007) and Race and Party Competition in Britain (1989); and editor or co-editor of West European Immigration and Immigrant Policy in the New Century (2002), The Year of the Euro (2006), and Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the Advanced Industrial Democracies (1992). His co-authored article, ""The Limits of a European Immigration Policy", was recognized as the best article published in the Journal of Common Market Studies in 2005.
Ines Michalowski, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Political Sociology
Ines Michalowski is interested in comparative issues of citizenship and civic integration, topics on which she has published widely in English, German, and French. Her current research project deals with the question how in Europe and overseas state institutions such as the military deal with (religious) diversity.
Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes, Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Master in Social Sciences at the Instituto Juan March of Madrid, MSc in Social Policy and Planning at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and PhD in Political Science at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. He received grants from the British Council, Fundación La Caixa, Fundación Juan March, Fullbright Commission and the Marie Curie programme. He has been visiting scholar at Wesleyan University, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Between the academic years 2000-01 and 2004-05 he was assistant professor at the Departament de Sociologia i Anàlisi de les Organitzacions of the Universitat de Barcelona. His main areas of interest are centred in the comparative analysis of public policies within the European region, with a special focus in the study of the relation between immigration and the evolution of welfare regimes, as well as migration and antidiscrimination policies. He published his doctoral thesis at the Colección Documentos of the Consejo Económico y Social, several chapters in edited volumes (Palgrave, Pittsburg U. Press, La Decouverte), as well as articles in scientific journals (Politics & Society, Hagar, Pôle Sud, Política y Sociedad).
Harris Mylonas, George Washington University, Political Science
Harris Mylonas' work is on nation- and state-building, immigrant and refugee incorporation policies, as well as political development. His work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Ethnopolitics, European Journal of Political Research, and various edited volumes. In his forthcoming book The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities (Cambridge University Press), Mylonas identifies the conditions in which the ruling political elites of a state target non-core groups with assimilationist policies instead of granting them minority rights or excluding them from the state. His second book project--tentatively entitled The Politics of Repatriation in Europe--focuses on the policies that states develop either to attract and/or to incorporate people returning to their country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship.
Anne-Laurence Ndaptjé, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Communications and Publishing Studies
Anne-Laurence Ndaptjédid a dissertation on the "Incubators for artists in Paris, actors of the economic and social link" after a Bachelor's in cultural communications and an internship at the City of Paris. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in communications and publishing, and works part-time at Radio France (France's 1st public radio group) as a communication executive. She wrote a dissertation on "The representation of black skin in the arts in colonial France" and her current work focuses on "Independent book stores and publishing houses as a resilient power in France." For this main dissertation, her aim is to focus on France's History, Culture and Economy and depict editorial and geopolitical issues as part of a resilient process to cure ongoing pain and years of economic traumas within France' society and its publishing industry.
Michelle O'Brien, University of Washington, Sociology
Michelle O'Brien is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Graduate Fellow at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the relationship between political conflict and migration. Her dissertation focuses on this relationship in the cases of Russia, Tajikistan, and East Germany. She focuses on different types of political conflict, ranging from collective action and nationalism to hate crimes and armed conflict. Michelle's collaborative work examining population dynamics in the context of armed conflict in Nepal, using an agent-based model, was published in Agent Based Modelling in the Population Sciences by Springer. Michelle has been an invited speaker at a number of Seattle-based events and panels discussing refugees and migration in Eurasia. Her Master's thesis, "Migration as an Adaptive Response to Ethnic Nationalism in Russia," won a poster award at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, as well as an award from the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington.
Pontus Odmalm, University of Edinburgh, Political Science
Pontus Odmalm is Lecturer in Politics. His research interests include citizenship, migrant activism and politics of integration.
Liav Orgad, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Law School, Israel
Liav Orgad is an Assistant Professor at IDC Radzyner School of Law (on leave), a Marie Curie Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, and a Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He teaches and researches in the fields of constitutional identity, citizenship theory, comparative immigration law, and legal theory. In recent years, Orgad was a Tikvah Scholar at NYU Law School, a Jean-Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), a Visiting Professor at FGV Direito Rio, and a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, Columbia School of Law, Universität Luzern, and Roosevelt Academy, The Netherlands. His book, “The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights,” will be published by OUP (Oxford Constitutional Theory, 2015).
Saime Ozcurumez, Bilkent Univesity, Department of Political ScienceSaime Ozcurumez (Ph.D. in Political Science, McGill University) is an Assistant Professor (Vis.) in the Department of Political Science at Bilkent University. Her main research interests are governance and politics of immigration and asylum policy in the European Union and Turkey, gender and migration, irregular migration, social movements and external relations of the EU, health and diversity. She teaches on comparative politics, politics of international migration, European politics and political parties and voting behavior. Recent publications include "Immigrant Associations in Canada: Included, Accommodates or Excluded?" (Turkish Studies, 2009) and Of States, Rights and Social Closure: Governing Migration and Citizenship (edited with Oliver Schmidtke, Palgrave, 2008).
Derya Ozkul, University of Sydney, Sociology
Derya Ozkul is interested in transnationalism, transnational social spaces, the changing dynamics in territory and nation-state relations. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis ‘The Emergence and Transformative Power of Transnational Migrant Networks: Alevi Migrants in Germany and in Australia’. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Bogazici in Turkey and a MSc degree in Comparative Politics from London School of Economics. Previously she contributed to the research conducted at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Committee on Migrant Workers and at the International Labour Organisation, MIGRANT Department in Geneva. She also worked as a researcher at the Migration Research Centre at Koc University (MiReKoc) in Turkey. Some of her forthcoming publications include ‘Australia: a Classical Immigration Country in Transition’ (with Stephen Castles and Ellie Vasta) in Cornelius, W., Tsuda, T., Martin, P.L. and Hollifield, J.F. (eds.) Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press.
Sofia A. Perez, Boston University, Political Science
Sofia A. Perez is interested in the determinants of immigration policy, including trade-off involving immigration policy and other types of social and economic policy, as well as party politics. Her previous work has focused on several aspects of economic policy in Europe, including social policy and labor market regulation, monetary policy and financial regulation. She is the author of journal articles that have appeared in the journals Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the International Studies Quarterly and the journal Governance. She is also author of books and book chapters on various aspects of economic regulation in Europe.
Deborah Reed-Danahay, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Anthropology
Deborah Reed-Danahay is a sociocultural anthropologist who has conducted research on migration in Europe (France and the UK) and North America (USA). She is author or editor of 5 books. Current research interests include EU mobility, social space, and citizenship. She also writes on personal narratives written by migrants and on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. She is currently undertaking a new ethnographic project on French migrants to London. She is Director of CEUS (Center for European Studies) at the University at Buffalo (www.ceus.buffalo.edu) and co-Director of the new Anthropology of Europe Lab in the Department of Anthropology at UB. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Council for European Studies, and was President of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe from 2010-12.
websites: http://www.buffalo.edu/cas/anthropology/faculty/faculty_directory/deborah-reed-danahay.html ; https://buffalo.academia.edu/DeborahReedDanahay
Antje Roeder, Trinity College Dublin, Sociology
Antje Roeder is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology in Trinity College, Dublin. Her research is primarily concerned with mobility and migration, with focus on migrants’ integration in European societies. This includes research on political attitudes and orientations towards Europe amongst mobile residents, as well as the interplay between socio-economic and cultural integration of new and established migrants. She is involved in the European collaborative project SCIP, 'Causes and Consequences of Early Socio-Cultural Integration Processes among New Immigrants in Europe' and the Trinity Immigration Initiative project 'Parallel Societies or Overlapping Identities' and the 'Polonia in Dublin' survey. She teaches both undergraduates and postgraduates in the areas of migration studies and quantitative methodology in the social sciences.
Galya Ruffer, Northwestern University, Political Science
Galya Ruffer's current research focuses on narratives of constitutional rights that enable or inhibit immigrant integration and incorporation in western liberal democracies. She is the author of The Cosmopolitics of Asylum Seekers in the European Union (New Political Science, 2005). Her article "Courts Across Borders: The Implications of Judicial Agency for Human Rights and Democracy," (co-authored with David Jacobson) published in Human Rights Quarterly (February 2003), has since been reprinted in People Out of Place (Routledge, 2004) and Dialogues on Migration Policy (Lexington Books, 2006). She has received a fellowship from the Social Science Research Council and was a visiting scholar at the Free University in Berlin. Aside from her academic work, Professor Ruffer has worked as an immigration attorney representing political asylum claimants, mainly from Sri Lanka and India, both as a solo-practitioner and as a pro-bono attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Daniel Sabbagh, Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI-Sciences Po), Political Science
Daniel Sabbagh is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI-Sciences Po). He is the author of L'Égalité par le droit: les paradoxes de la discrimination positive aux États-Unis (Paris, Économica, 2003; François Furet Book Award 2004), an updated and revised translation of which has been published under the title Equality and Transparency: A Strategic Perspective on Affirmative Action in American Law (New York, Palgrave, 2007). His work deals with antidiscrimination and affirmative action policies, from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. He teaches in the graduate school of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Along with sociologists Devah Pager and Agnès van Zanten, he is a member of the steering committee of the French American Foundation's Equality of Opportunity program.
Sawitri Saharso, University of Twente, School of Management and Governance/VU University Amsterdam, Sociology
Sawitri Saharso is Professor in Intercultural Governance at the University of Twente and Associate Professor at the VU University Amsterdam. She was Visiting Professor ‘Democracy and Difference in Europe’ at the University of Vienna (2006/2007). She is interested in comparative immigration and integration politics, citizenship and diversity, identity and belonging and gender and multiculturalism. She has published on these topics in various journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicities, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, International Migration Review and Feminist Theory. Her current projects include work on civic integration, a comparative study on the framing and regulating of the Islamic veil, (un)equal treatment of immigrant youth by the police and informal care giving in immigrant families.
Rosemary Salomone, St. John’s University, School of Law (USA)
Rosemary Salomone (Ph.D., M.Phil., LL.M. Columbia University, J.D. Brooklyn Law School) is the Kenneth Wang Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law where she teaches constitutional law, administrative law, and children and the law. She has lectured internationally and published extensively on education law and policy and children’s rights. In addition to her most recent book, True American: Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children (Harvard University Press), she is the author of Same, Different, Equal: Rethinking Single-Sex Schooling (Yale University Press) (selected as an "Outstanding Academic Title for 2005" by Choice Magazine), Visions of Schooling: Conscience, Community, and Common Education (Yale University Press), and Equal Education Under Law: Legal Rights and Federal Policy in the Post "Brown" Era (St. Martin's Press). She has been a recipient of the St. John's University's highest honor, the St. Vincent de Paul Teacher-Scholar Award; the University Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award; and grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Spencer Foundation, and Harvard University. She has held fellowships at Columbia University School of Law and at the Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute. Prior to St. John's, she was an Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she taught education law and comparative language policy. She also served a ten-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. She is a former chair of the Section on Education Law of the Association of American Law Schools and of the Education and the Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she served on the Council on Children. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation. Her current research interests include migration and education, citizenship and identity, diversity and language rights. Her present research examines citizenship, multiculturalism, and schooling in the context of immigrant integration in the United States and Western Europe.
Carolyn Sattin, New York University, Education/ Sociology
Carolyn Sattin is a doctoral student in International Education at New York University and a research assistant at the Institute for Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS). Her research looks at the ways in which immigrant families learn to navigate school systems and how public institutions respond to culturally diverse constituencies. Her dissertation work focuses specifically on Ecuadorian immigrants' experiences with schooling in Madrid and New York City and the different approaches to integration implemented in these global cities. She is also interested in cultural capital, social networks, comparative integration policies, and xenophobia.
Lucia Scaffardi, Parma University (Italy), Public Comparative Law
The research topics of Lucia Scaffardi are: USA, UK and Commonwealth Countries (with special focus on Australia, Canada, South Africa); Emerging Countries (BRICS); Fundamental rights (hate speech, health rights, privacy, social rights); bioethics (DNA databases for legal purposes; law and genetics; food safety; GMO). Author of monographs (L'ordinamento federale australiano. Aspetti problematici, Padova, 2000 and Oltre i confini della libertà di espressione. L'istigazione all'odio razziale, Padova, 2009), and essays in Italian and comparative Constitutional Law, among which: Conflitti culturali e bioetica: Il caso delle mutilazioni genitali femminili in alcuni orientamenti legislativi e giurisprudenziali, in A. D'Aloia (ed), Bio-tecnologie e valori costituzionali. Il contributo della giustizia costituzionale, Torino, 2005; Principio di precauzione e ingegneria genetica nella catena alimentare, in Un diritto per il futuro. Teorie e modelli dello sviluppo sostenibile e della responsabilità intergenerazionale, R. Bifulco A. D'Aloia (ed), Napoli 2007; Legal Protection and Ethical Management of Genetic Databases: Challenges of the European Process of Harmonization, in Jean Monnet Working Paper, New York University school of Law, 2008; Alla ricerca di una comunità internazionale di legislatori, in Parlamenti in dialogo. L’uso della comparazione nella funzione legislativa, L.Scaffardi (a cura di), Jovene, 2011.She carries out intensive research and has directed several research projects. She has participated as paper-presenter and discussant in many conferences in Italy and abroad.
Katia Scannavini, La Sapienza - University of Rome (Italy), Sociology
Sociologist - Phd in Theory and Social Research. Scientific and Teaching Coordinator Master's Degree course in Migrants and Refugees - Faculty of Communication Sciences, "La Sapienza" University of Rome. Contract Professor, Chair of Organization of Media Systems - Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Cassino. Member of Anti-discrimination and diversity training, Human European Consultancy. Fields of research: immigrants and refugees in Europe, migration literature (migrant writers in Europe), immigrant inclusion and immigrant integration, pluralism and multiculturalism, immigration and religion, immigration and mass media.
Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria, Political Science, Immigration Network co-chair
Oliver Schmidtke is a Professor in the Departments of Political Science and History at the University of Victoria where he also holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European History and Politics. Since 2012, he has served as the director of the Centre for Global Studies in Victoria. He received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and has been a JF Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University, a visiting scholar at Humboldt University Berlin, a F. Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, and a Marie Curie Fellow at Hamburg University. His research interests are in the fields of the politics of migration, citizenship, nationalism, and the governance of migration and integration in Europe and Canada. His most recent book publication is: Nohl, A., Schittenhelm, K., Schmidtke, O., and Weiss, A. Work in Transition. Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants’ Passages into the Labour Market. University of Toronto Press, 2014.
Peter W.A. Scholten, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Public Policy & Politics
Peter Scholten is assistant professor of public policy and politics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Peter obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Twente with a study of research-policy relations in the field of migration policy-making in the Netherlands. After obtaining his PhD, he was assistant professor of sociology of intercultural governance at the University of Twente for several years. His research covers issues of governance in multicultural societies and research-policy dialogues on migration and immigrant integration in Europe. He is currently working on an international comparative study of research-policy relations in the field of migration policy-making. Over the past years, Peter has published in various journals, such as Journal of European Public Policy, Nations and Nationalism, Journal of Public Policy, Administration & Society and Science and Public Policy.
Karen Schönwälder, Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany, Political Science
Her main fields of research include migration policy and societal responses to migration in Germany and Great Britain, various aspects of immigrant integration. Her current research deals with the political incorporation of immigrants and with issues of residential diversity and societal integration. Before joining the new Max Planck Institute in 2008, she lead a research program at the Berlin Social Science Research Center (WZB). Previously, she taught in London and at a number of German universities (Marburg, Gießen, Berlin's Free University).
Oxana Shevel, Tufts University, Political Science
Oxana Shevel is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tufts University specializing in comparative politics. Her research and teaching focuses on the post-Communist Europe and issues such as nation- and state-building, the politics of citizenship and migration, and the influence of international institutions on democratization. Her book Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe that examines how the politics of national identity and strategies of the UNHCR shape refugee admission policies in the post-Communist region was recently published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Shevel is also working on her second book-length project - a comparative study of the sources of citizenship policies in fifteen former Soviet republics. Her research has appeared in Comparative Politics, East European Politics and Societies, Europa-Asia Studies, Slavic Review, Political Science Quarterly, Nationality Papers, and in edited volumes. Prior to coming to Tufts, Prof. Shevel taught at Purdue University and held post-doctoral appointments at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. She holds a PhD in Government from Harvard University, an M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in England, and a BA in English and French from Kyiv State University in Ukraine.
Nitzan Shoshan, University of Chicago
I am currently a Harper post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago's Society of Fellows and an assistant professor at the Social Science Collegiate Division of the University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago's department of anthropology in 2008. My doctoral research has consisted with young right extremist street milieus in Berlin's southeast. In my dissertation, I explore the place that such milieus have occupied in political processes in post-reunification Germany. My interests include violence, racism and (ultra-)nationalism, space and place, memory, semiotics, and Germany.
Patrick Simon, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques (INED), Demography
Patrick Simon is Director of research at INED, where he heads the research unit "International Migration and Minorities" and is fellow researcher at CEVIPOF, Sciences Po.
Trained as socio-demographer at EHESS (Doctoral degree circa 1994), he has studied social and ethnic segregation in French cities, antidiscrimination policies and the integration of ethnic minorities in European countries. He has participated to several European projects, such as URBEX (The spatial dimensions of Urban Social Exclusion and Integration) in the 4th framework and EMILIE (A European Approach to Multicultural Citizenship. Legal Political and Educational Challenges), an ongoing project funded by the 6th FP. He chairs at the Executive board of the European Network of Excellence IMISCOE (International Migration and Social Cohesion in Europe). He is chairing the scientific panel "Integration of immigrants" at the IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Studies of Population).
Dimitris Skleparis is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) where he is working for the programme: “RAD MONITOR: Countering Radicalisation in Southeast and Central Europe Through Development of (Counter-) Radicalisation Monitoring Tool.” He completed his PhD studies in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) with a specialisation in Irregular Migration, Asylum and Security. Additionally, he completed an MSc in Social Science Research Methods at Bristol University and a BA in Communication and Media Studies at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has published papers related to Migration, Social Movements and Security in international journals and collective volumes. Currently, he is working on extreme-right radicalisation. His research interests include Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Social and Political Radicalisation, Social Movements, and the Government of Irregular Migration and Asylum within the context of Security.
Alex Street, University of California, Berkeley, Political Science.
Alex studies the political activities and attitudes of West European immigrants. His dissertation is on the effects of the recent reform of German citizenship law, which he argues has had disappointing results because of misconceptions about the social processes that underpin integration. He is also working on the effects of terrorist attacks on the attitudes of European minorities. His research combines statistical data with regional comparisons and interviews.
Debra Thompson, University of Toronto, Political Science,
Debra Thompson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation compares the political development of questions on race and ethnicity in national censuses in the United States, Great Britain and Canada in the late 20th century. Her research interests more broadly concern race, ethnicity, immigration and public policy in North America and Western Europe and she has recently published articles on these topics in the Canadian Journal of Political Science and Social and Legal Studies.
Dietrich Thränhardt, Universität Münster, 2008/09 German Marshall Fund, Washington, Political Science
After working on German politics and post-war history, my main interest is now in comparative migration research, with respect to policies and politics. In the next year, I shall work on a book about possibilites of a gradual opening of the world and the counterproductive effects of controls and borders. One model to follow seems to be the EU, in contrast to NAFTA.
Vincent Tiberj, Sciences Po, Political Science
Vincent Tiberj is interested in politics of ethnic minorities in Europe, both from the perspective of the majority group (regarding the nature and dynamics of prejudices) and of the minority groups, relying mainly on quantitative surveys. He has published "Français comme les autres" (with Sylvain Brouard; English translation forthcoming at Temple University Press) which examines the value systems and politics of the Maghrebian- African and Turkish-French, and "La crispation hexagonale" which deals with the evolution of prejudices in post 9/11 France and the 2007 presidential election.
Cheryl Toman, Case Western Reserve University, French, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies
Cheryl Toman's interests include the study of various immigrant communities in France as well as of Lebanese communities in Sub-Saharan African countries. She has written several articles on immigration in Paris pertaining to literature and film. Her book, Contemporary Matriarchies in Cameroonian Francophone Literature (Birmingham: Summa, 2008) addresses immigration in several analyses. She is also the guest editor of a special issue of Women's Studies International Forum appearing in 2009 on Women, War, and Conflict which includes one of her own articles on Lebanese immigrant communities in Liberia and Ghana. For ten years, Toman has been the director of a winter/summer program focusing on the immigrant experience in Paris (taught on-site in France).
Phil Triadafilopoulos, University of Toronto, Political Science
My research focuses on how states' immigration and citizenship policies draw from and define their prevailing conceptions of national identity. I recently completed project on the roots of postwar cultural pluralization in Canada and Germany and am beginning a comparative study on the integration of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe (with Anna Korteweg)
websites: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~socsci/faculty/triadafilopoulos/index.html ;
Sarah Turnbull, Birkbeck, University of London
Sarah Turnbull is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London. Her current research examines immigration detention and deportation in the United Kingdom, with specific focus on the experiences of confinement and removal in relation to affective issues of home, belonging, and identity in postcolonial, multicultural Britain.
Kimberly Twist, University of California, Berkeley, Political Science
Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley. Her dissertation research focuses on strategic interactions between right-wing parties in Europe, and her other interests include issues of voting behavior and of immigration and public opinion, both in Europe and the United States.
Ricky van Oers, Radboud University Nijmegen, Centre for Migration Law
Ricky van Oers is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Her research concerns the reasons for introduction and effects of formalised citizenship tests in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. She participated in the NATAC and EUDO projects (www.eudo-citizenship.eu), which focus on analysing and comparing the citizenship laws in the EU Member States. She also conducted research into the implementation in the EU Member States of the Directives on family reunification (2003/86/EU; for the report visit http://cmr.jur.ru.nl/cmr/docs/family.rd.eu.pdf) and long-term residents (2003/109/EU). Her most recent publication is ‘A Re-definition of Belonging? Language and Integration Tests in Europe’ (http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=33454), co-edited with Eva Ersbøll (Danish Institute for Human Rights) and Dora Kostakopoulou (Jean Monnet Professor in European Law and European Integration at the University of Manchester).
Maarten Peter Vink, Maastricht University, Political Science
Maarten Vink is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Leiden University (2003) and has been in Maastricht since 2004. Vink was previously a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2003-2004) and FCT Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal (2007-2010). He also held Visiting Scholarships at the Center for European Studies, New York University (2004) and at the Department of Philosophy and Culture at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal (2005). Vink's research interests are comparative migration studies, with a strong focus on comparing citizenship laws in Europe, identifying patterns of historical variation and contemporary change. He is particularly interested in analyzing the effects of citizenship laws on naturalization rates and immigrant integration. Vink is part of the managing consortium of the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship.
Wang Xiaohai, Centre for European Studies and School of English for International Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Social Linguistics, European Studies, Global Politics
Xiaohai teaches at the Centre for European Studies and School of English for International Business at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. His research interests include cultural studies on European Integration/European Union; immigrants and migration policies; Integration theories; European Identity; public diplomacy, hard vs. soft power; the interrelationship between language and culture; cross-cultural communication. He is author of a few books, among which are The Cultural Conflicts and Coordination in the Process of European Integration (2011) and The Society and Culture of Major English-speaking Countries (2010), and has published a series of articles on western culture. Xiaohai is currently working on a Jean Monnet project investigating the European Integration from a cultural perspective, a migrant study project and a project evaluating the perceptions of the EU in the eyes of Chinese elites.
Natasha Kumar Warikoo, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Natasha Kumar Warikoo completed her doctorate in sociology at Harvard, after which she was Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at University of London's School of Advanced Study, in the Institute for the Study of the Americas. Her forthcoming book, Balancing Acts: Youth Culture at School in the Global City (University of California Press), analyzes how youth cultures among children of immigrants are related to their orientations toward schooling, through ethnographic, interview, and survey data in New York and London high schools. She is also working on a new study of elite British and American college students and their understandings of diversity and multiculturalism. This project aims to understand how institutional supports for diversity like ethnic and racial studies departments and affirmative action shape student perspectives, in addition to contrasting political climates and cultural frames on immigration and multiculturalism in the United States and Britain. Her research has appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies; American Journal of Education; Review of Educational Research; Poetics; Race, Ethnicity, and Education; and various edited volumes.
Patrick Weil, CNRS (University of Paris 1) and Paris School of Economics (PSE), History
Patrick Weil is senior research fellow at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and serves as the director of CEPIC (Center for the Study of Immigration, Integration and Citizenship Policies) at the University of Paris 1-Sorbonne. He has studied and published on comparative immigration, citizenship and integration policies. His most recent books are Qu'est ce qu'un français? Histoire de la nationalité française depuis la Révolution (What is a Frenchman? History of the French Nationality since the Revolution), Paris, Grasset, 2002; La République et sa diversité (The Republic and its diversity), Paris, Seuil, 2005; and co-edited with Stéphane Dufoix, L'esclavage, la colonisation et après... France, Etats-Unis, Royaume-Uni (Slavery, Colonization and after...France, USA, UK), Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2005. In 1997, he was appointed by the French Government to write a report on immigration and nationality policy reform. This report served as the basis for the immigration and nationality laws passed by the French Parliament in 1998. In 2003, he served as a member of the Presidential Commission created by President Jacques Chirac on the 'Implementation of the principle of Secularism within the French Republic.'
Christopher Wendt, Lewis & Clark College, Political Science
My broader research agenda focuses on the political and social dynamics of "natives" and "immigrants" in advanced industrial democracies. My current research explains spatial and temporal variation in support for "Nativist" parties in Western Europe from 1973 to 2005. A future research project seeks to explain variation in the nature of "immigrant" political mobilization in advanced industrial democracies, in particular the factors influencing the decision to engage in party formation, interest group formation, explicit party-group alliances or expressions of political violence (riots; terrorism).
Elke Winter, University of Ottawa, Sociology
Elke Winter is interested in issues of race-thinking, ethnicity, multiculturalism, and national identity in Canada and Western Europe. She has published articles on these topics in journals such as Ethnicities, Government and Opposition, Nations and Nationalism, Revue européenne des migrations internationales, and World Political Science Review. Her book Max Weber et les relations ethniques (PUL 2004) traces Weber’s intellectual trajectory and the development of Weberian concepts in the field of ethnic relations and nationalism. Her current projects include a book manuscript on Pluralist Identity Formation in Diverse Societies (UTP 2011), a discourse analysis exploring the link between historic diversities and immigrant integration in Canada and the Netherlands, and a project examining the politics of redefining citizenship and belonging in several European countries.
Andreas M. Wüst, MZES at the University of Mannheim, Political Science
Andreas M. Wüst is working in the field of political sociology with special interest in the political representation of immigrants and in immigrant voting. He has been involved in Germany's election studies since 2002 (primarily the German Candidate Study), the European Parliament Election Studies since 2004 and in the Comparative Candidate Study Project since 2005. Main publications are Wie wählen Neubürger (Opladen 2002) and (with Karen Bird and Thomas Saalfeld, eds.) The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities: Voters, Parties and Parliaments in Liberal Democracies (London 2010). His primary research project, funded by a fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation, deals with the descriptive, symbolic and substantive representation of MPs of immigrant background in a comparative perspective.
Evren Yalaz, Rutgers University, Political Science Department.
Evren Yalaz is a Ph.D candidate in the Political Science Department, Rutgers
University. She is interested in issues of immigration, integration, migrants’ transnationalism, multiculturalism, and citizenship in Western Europe. She is currently writing her dissertation on transnational engagements and political integration of Turkish migrant groups in Germany and France. Her dissertation project aims to explore the conditions in which migrant groups’ identification with and engagement in homeland
politics retards or facilitates the process of migrants’ political integration.
Ahmet Yukleyen, University of Mississippi, Sociology and Anthropology
Ahmet Yukleyen is interested in anthropology of religion, ethnicity, Islamic movements, multiculturalism, and Muslims in Europe. He has published in journals such as Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Contemporary Islam, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, and Turkish Studies. He has a book titled “Localizing Islam in Europe: Turkish Islamic Communities in Germany and the Netherlands” published by Syracuse University Press in 2012. He is currently a senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars working on the growth of Salafism among Muslim youth in Western Europe.
Gokce Yurdakul, Humboldt University, Graduate School of SocialSciences
Gökçe Yurdakul is Georg Simmel Professor of Diversity and Social Conflict at Humboldt University, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences. She has received her PhD. from the University of Toronto, and taught in universities in Canada, Ireland and Turkey. Her research and teaching interests are immigrant integration, citizenship, Islam in Europe and issues of Muslim women in Western Europe and North America. Her most recent book is From Guest Workers into Muslims: The Transformation of Turkish Immigrant Associations in Germany (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming in 2009). She is currently working on the research project: Jews and Turks in Germany: Immigrant Integration, Political Representation and Minority Rights. She is also engaged in the research project commissioned by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development: Islam, Gender and Immigration: A Comparative Study of Honor Killing Debates in Western Europe and North America (with Anna Korteweg).
Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Ricard Zapata-Barrero is associate professor of political theory at the Department of Social and Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). His main lines of research deal with contemporary issues of liberal democracy in contexts of diversity, especially the relationship between democracy, citizenship and immigration. He has published several articles and chapters in journals and edited books. He is Coordinator of the GRITIM (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration, Grup de Recerca Interdisciplinari sobre Immigració, www.upf.edu/gritim) and the Master Programme on immigration management at UPF. He is currently working on different lines of research related to Borders and Diversity: the link between two types of cultural pluralisms; immigration and minority nations; an ethics of migration politics; the political theory of borders; the regional Euro-mediterranean politics of immigration; the diversity accommodation policies; and the intercultural approach. He is a Partner of the recently funded EU 7th Framework, 18-country ACCEPT project and the director of Fronteras project, political theory on borders, policies around the movement of people in the context of the Euro-Mediterranean, funded by the Spanish Ministry. He is a regular contributor to media and policy debates, and has served on a number of commissions and government committees. Recent publications-books in English include: 2009 The Muhammad Cartoons controversy in comparative perspective, L. E. Lindkilde, P. Mouritsen and R. Zapata-Barrero (Special issue Ethnicities, Sage Publications, Vol. 9 nº 3) - 2009 (ed.) Immigration and self-government of minority nations (Peter Lang editor, Col. Diversitas) - 2009 Citizenship policies in the age of diversity (Barcelona: Cidob Foundation) - 2006 Multiculturalism, Muslims and Citizenship: A European Approach (London: Routledge, co-edited with T. Modood y A. Triandafyllidou)
Caroline Zickgraf, CEDEM, University of Liège, Social and Political Sciences
Caroline Zickgraf is a PhD candidate in social and political sciences at the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) at the University of Liège working within the Transnationalism, Identities’ Dynamics and Cultural Diversification (TRICUD) fellowship program. Her areas of interest include North African migration, transnationalism and development, social remittances and migrant families. Her dissertation examines the transnational practices of northern Moroccan families living in Belgium, and their subsequent impacts on local space in both Belgium and Morocco.
Aristide R. Zolberg, New School for Social Research Department of Political Science Graduate Faculty, Historically-oriented political sociology
Aristide R. Zolberg is Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of political science and historical studies at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He received his Ph. D. at the University of Chicago and has taught at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Chicago, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Sciences Po”) and the College de France, in Paris, as well as the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, the Salzburg Seminar, and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Oslo). He is the author of many books, starting with One-Party Government in the Ivory Coast (Princeton University Press, 1961) and most recently A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Making of America (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA; and Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 2006 forthcoming in paperback, 2008) and a forthcoming collection of essays, How Many Exceptionalisms? Explorations in Comparative Macroanalysis (Temple University Press, 2008). In 1981, the French government awarded him the Palmes Académiques in recognition of distinguished service to French Higher Education.