Centre for migration studies

Our members

Meet the members of the Essex Centre for Migration Studies

The Centre for Migration Studies is home to academic experts and dedicated professionals, working at the forefront of research into issues surrounding migration.

The members of the Centre for Migration Studies approach issues surrounding migration from many disciplinary angles: our members are located in the arts, humanities and across the social sciences. The links below display their expertise and will lead you to their academic staff profiles.

Our affiliates

Professor Jay Mitra

Affiliate

Essex Business School, University of Essex

Jay is an expert in entrepreneurship, innovation and development, migration and entrepreneurship and transnational entrepreneurship.

Dr Federica Genovese

Affiliate

Department of Government, University of Essex

Federica is an expert in migration politics and policy in Italy

Professor Kristian Gleditsch

Affiliate

Department of Government, University of Essex

Kristian is an expert in conflict, violence and institutions.

Dr Sean Kelley

Affiliate

Department of History, University of Essex

Sean is an expert in transatlantic slave trade.

Dr Magda Borkowska

Affiliate

Institute for Social Economic Research, University of Essex

Magda is an expert in ethnic minorities, political behaviour, civil society and integration.

Professor Peter Patrick

Affiliate

Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex

Peter is an expert in language testing of asylum claimants.

Professor Maria Cristina Fumagalli

Affilate

Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex

Maria is an expert in Caribbean migration, migration and denationalisation issues in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Dr Zibiah Loakthar

Affiliate

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex

Zibiah is an expert in refugee care and refugee oral history.

Dr Nicolas Geeraert

Affiliate

Department of Pschology, University of Essex

Nicolas is an expert in acculturation, cross-cultural psychology and social psychology.

Dr Anna Sergi

Affiliate

Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Anna is an expert in criminology, comparative criminal justice and criminal mobility.

Dr Isabel Crowhurst

Affiliate

Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Isabel is an expert in commercial sex, migrant prostitution, governance of prostitution and sex trafficking, intimacy and personal life.

Professor Yasemin Soysal

Affiliate

Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Yasemin is an expert in international migration, internationalisation of Higher Education, citizenship and human rights.

Get in touch
Get in touch
Director - Centre for Migration Studies Dr Renee Luthra, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ 
Deputy Director - Centre for Migration Studies Dr Carlos Gigoux Gramegna, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ