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In partnership with IMISCOE’s Migration Research Hub, this database provides access to a range of migration experts from around the world. The academics and researchers registered with IMISCOE contribute their publications and expertise to further innovation in the field of migration studies, bringing knowledge on a range of topics related to the Global Compact for Migration. Links to their research are provided in their profiles. Search the database below by expertise and location to find an expert and review their latest work. Sign-in to contact an expert directly.

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Ambi is currently reading for a Master's in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. For her dissertation, she is employing ethnographic research methods, including semi-structured interviews with app-based workers in New Delhi and Patna, to delve into an exploration titled "I am my own boss!: An Analysis of Everyday Experiences of Platform-Based Migrant Gig-Workers." This investigation underscores her focus on the agency and identity of migrant gig workers in India.

Previously, Ambi earned a Master's in Politics: International and Area Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She also holds a Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, where she graduated with distinction and topped her class. Her diploma dissertation, titled “A Culture of Violence: A Social-Ethnographic Case Study of Internal Migrants in Gujarat," provided an in-depth study of the intersecting layers of violence faced by seasonal workers within the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation.
Ambi's academic journey started with a Bachelor's in Political Science from Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has gained valuable field experience through internships and fellowships, such as her work with the Ministry of External Affairs, India. During this time, she contributed to a research project that studied undocumented Indian immigration in Europe-West. She also lent her skills and knowledge to the development sector as a Gandhi Fellow, under the prestigious Gandhi Fellowship Programme. This enabled her to work on a multitude of diverse projects, covering areas such as quality education in government schools, reproductive health of migrant women, diaspora engagement, and security threat perception.

Her areas of interest are multifaceted, spanning international migration theory, migration-security nexus, development, gender, identity politics, and the gig economy.

  • Government College University Lahore

Nayyer Abbas is Assistant Professor at the Institute of History Government College University Lahore Pakistan. He received his PhD from the Government College University Lahore. His thesis, entitled ‘Socio-Economic Rehabilitation of Refugees in Toba Tek Singh 1947-1961’, studied factors behind violence, migration and rehabilitation of refugees and its implications after the partition in Toba Tek Singh Punjab Pakistan. More broadly, his current research interests include socio-economic impact of the partition, refugee studies and ‘mohajir [migrant] identity’ in Pakistan.

Acil Abdul Hadi is an expatration and skilled migration scholar, taking part of the Marie-Sklodowska Curie project on Global Mobility of employees. Acil is particularly interested in socio-economic consequences of migration including skills acquisition and career development.

  • Institute for Security Studies
    senior researcher, migration and refugees
    Addis Ababa

Tsion Tadesse Abebe is a lead researcher and analyst on migration and forced displacement. Currently, she is working as a senior researcher in the Migration Programme of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), a leading think-tank in Africa. She has extensively published on migration and forced displacement and the link between migration and security. The Global Compact for Migration, the Global Compact on Refugees, and Securitisation of intra-African Migration are some of the issues covered by her publications. Tsion is a founding member of the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN) and member of the editorial board of Refugees Survey Quarterly, which is published by Oxford University Press.

  • Asian Demographic Research Institute, Shanghai University
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
    Senior Researcher
  • International Institute of Migration and Development (IIMAD)
    Senior Researcher Fellow

Migration researcher focussing on the determinants and impacts of international migration, remittances and return migration from a source region perspective. Works mainly on migration from India. Examins impact of migration on inter-generational mobilities, occupational mobilities, and social inequalities. Current research focuses include migration, integration, and counterflows with an intersection on gender, human capital development, and inequality.

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The Hub aims to support UN Member States in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration by serving as a repository of existing evidence, practices and initiatives, and facilitating access to knowledge sharing via online discussions, an expert database and demand-driven, tailor-made solutions (launching in 2021).

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