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The Cambridge Migration Research Network

Studying at Cambridge

Faculty of History

Network Members: 

Name Email Research Interests
Professor Bashford, Alison

The evolution of immigration restriction acts focusing not just on their race/ethnicity/nationality based exclusions, but also other criteria and powers (mental health; infectious disease; political security) over many jurisdictions: the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, the UK.


Professor Chatterji, Joya

Modern South Asian history; British imperial and world history; partitions, borders, refugees, migration and diaspora


Dr Groves, Zoe

Social and cultural history of central and southern Africa


Dr Morieux, Renaud

The history of transnational migrations in the eighteenth century, particularly between Britain and France, in the European and extra-European context


Dr O'Reilly, William History of European migration, colonialism and imperialism, and human trafficking

Forum members:

Devitt-Tremblay, Maeve 19th Century Polish emigres in Paris
Diver, Andrew Queer histories of Chinese migration c.1850 to present
Langrognet, Fabrice Migration; ethnicity; nationalism; Europe; children immigrants in France
Lidher, Sundeep Evolution of imigration control in Britain 1945-62; histories and legacies of South Asian, West Indian and African migration to Britain; Empire and Commonwealth


Launched in January 2014, by Co-Founders Professors Madeleine Arnot and Loraine Gelsthorpe, and Research Associate Dr Jessica Wheeler, the Cambridge Migration Research Network, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment Fund, brings together a superb tract of migration research, spanning 23 University of Cambridge faculties, departments and centres, including researchers in anthropology, archaeology, history, politics, economics and land economy, geography, sociology, gender studies, psychology, health and education studies, management studies, linguistics, theology, criminology and law.

CAMMIGRES researchers' interests orient around the impacts of past and present migration in relation to human evolution and development, social, legal, and economic policy, governance, professional knowledge, institutional practice and social relations.