Peggy Levitt is a Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and a Research Fellow at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs and the Hauser Centre for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, where she co-directs The Transnational Studies Initiative. She was the Willie Brandt Guest Professor at the University of Malmö in Spring 2009, a visiting lecturer at the University of Limerick in Fall 2008, and a visiting professor at the University of Bologna during the summer of 2008. She is currently the Visiting International Fellow in the Dept. of Cultural Anthropology at the Vrije University in Amsterdam. Her books include God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape (New Press 2007), The Transnational Studies Reader (Routledge 2007), The Changing Face of Home: The Transnational Lives of the Second Generation (Russell Sage 2002), and The Transnational Villagers (UC Press, 2001). She has also edited special volumes of International Migration Review, Global Networks, Mobilities, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. A film based on her work, Art Across Borders, came out in 2009.
Russell King is Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex, Sussex Centre for Migration Research since 1993. Previously he had been Professor of Geography at Trinity College Dublin (1986-93) and Lecturer in Geography at the University of Leicester (since 1970). He has held visiting appointments at the University of Malta (1977), Ben Gurion University of the Negev (1981), the University of Trieste (1990) and Cornell (2005). At Sussex he was Dean of the School of European Studies (1998-2001), Head of the Geography Department (2004-07) and Director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (1998-2011). He is editor of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. During 2012 he will be the Willy Brandt Guest Professor in Migration Studies at the University of Malmö. His recent work includes papers and articles on migration theory, international and internal migration, second generation counter-diasporic migration, globalization and migration, migration and development, international student mobility and gender and migration in Population, Space and Place, Economic Geography, Mobilities, Globalisation, Societies and Education, Geoforum, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,Ethnic and Racial Studies…
Klaus Zimmermann is Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University and Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor, Honorary Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin (since 2001), and Honorary Professor at the Renmin University of China (since 2006). He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (since 2001), the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Migration (since 2009), the Academia Europaea (since 2010), the Strategic Advisory Board of LIEPP (Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d’évaluation des politiques publiques), Sciences Po Paris (since 2012), the Scientific Advisory Board of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (since 2012), and of the Advisory Committee of the China Institute of Income Distribution Studies at Beijing Normal University (since 2011). Since 1988 he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics and Associate Editor of Recherches Economiques de Louvain (since 1991) and International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Section Editor, Labor Studies, 2nd Edition; since 2011). He published over numerous papers on circular migration, repeated migration, return migration, the impact on migration policies on migration, labor market and migration, integration ... among others in: Population Research and Policy Review,Ekonomia , International Migration Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, International Journal of Manpower, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Urban Studies, Economic Letters...
Chairs of the organising research centres
Christiane Timmerman (MA in Psychology, PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology ) is Research Professor at the University of Antwerp where she also teaches Anthropology. Until 2012 she was director of academic affairs of the Academic Centre Sint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA). As Research Professor she is director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) at University of Antwerp. She is coordinator of several large (international) research projects; f.e. the EU FP7 projects: EUMAGINE ‘Imagining Europe from the outside’ and RESL.EU ‘Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU’ , the IWT Flanders project BET YOU ‘School careers of children with and without an immigrant background’. She is also member of the Board of Directors of the European IMISCOE Research Network on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion. Her publications focus on international migration, ethnicity, gender, education and multiculturalism.
Marco Martiniello, PhD in Political Science (European University Institute Florence),is Research Director at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS). He teaches Sociology and Politics at the University of Liège. He also teaches at the College of Europe (Natolin, Poland). He is the director of the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) at the University of Liège.He was visiting scholar or visiting professor in different universities: Columbia University, New York University, Cornell University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Malmö (Sweden), Sciences Po Paris, University of Warwick (UK), University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), University of Kwazulu Natal (Durban, South Africa), European University Institute (Florence, Italy), etc. He is also a member of the executive board of the European Research Network IMISCOE (International Migration and Social Cohesion in Europe) and President of the Research Committee n°31 Sociology of Migration (International Sociological Association). He is the author, editor or co-editor of numerous articles, book chapters, reports and books on migration, ethnicity, racism, multiculturalism and citizenship in the European Union and in Belgium with a transatlantic comparative perspective. They include Citizenship in European Cities(Ashgate, 2004), Migration between States and Markets(Ashgate 2004), The Transnational Political Participation of Immigrants. A Transatlantic Perspective(Routledge 2009), Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation(co-edited with Jan Rath, Amsterdam University Press, 2010), La démocratie multiculturelle(Presses de Sc Po, 2011), An Introduction to International Migration Studies. European Perspectives(Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2012) (with Jan Rath), Penser l’Ethnicité(Liège, Presses Universitaires de Liège, 2013)
Godfried Engbersen is since 1998 professor of sociology at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is also the Research Director of the Sociology Department at the Erasmus University. He has worked at the University of Leiden, the University of Amsterdam, the Utrecht University and the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is affiliated to the Erasmus University Research Group on Citizenship, Migration and the City. His current research activities focus on irregular migration, the relationship between restrictive migration regimes and crime, local and transnational citizenship as well as liquid migration from Central and Eastern Europe. Godfried Engbersen is the Dutch correspondent for the continuous Reporting System on Migration (SOPEMI) of OECD and elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) His latest books are Fatale Remedies. The Unintended Consequences of Policy and Science (with Richard Black, Marek Okolski and Christina Pantiru) A Continent Moving West? EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe, AUP 2010.
Academic coordinator of the 3CI PhD Conference
Joris Michielsen has a PhD in Sociology (UA) and a Master in Development Evaluation and Management (UA-IOB) and in Sociology (UA). He has considerable research and field experience on the empowering effect of social protection mechanisms in slum areas in India, poverty and social exclusion, health, migration and development and the social and economic integration of migrant domestic workers and has published extensively on these issues. Currently, he is a senoir researcher at CeMIS and the academic coordinator of the Policy Research Centre on Civic Integration which is research consortium funded by the Flemish Government and composed of research centers at the University of Antwerp (CEMIS), Catholic University of Leuven (HIVA), Ghent University (SDL) and University of Hasselt (SEIN). In the Policy Research Centre on Civic Integration Joris Michielsen is supervising research on international migration, integration policies, remigration dynamics, the socio-economic integration of Roma and the interplay between human rights and integration.