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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)







Research Interests

Dr Bourbeau Philippe

The securitization of migration; comparative immigration politics (Canada, France, Asia); resilience as applied to migration studies; the role of diaspora and transnationalism in foreign policy


Dr Edwards Geoffrey

Specialises in the European Union, its institutions and its foreign and security policies


Professor Hill Christopher

Foreign policy analyst with a special knowledge of the EU and the Member States


Professor Joffe George

Muslim migration from North Africa into Europe; connections between migrant communities and trans/national violence


Dr Silvestri Sara

Migration, integration and multiculturalism (particularly EU policies and politics of individual member states); cultural and religious diversity; counter-terrorism; transnational networks; gender


Dr Smith Julie The history and politics of European integration; Liberalism

Forum members:

Cetin, Elif British and Italian immigration politics 1997-2012; politics of immigration control in Western Europe; securitization of borders
Clark, Michael Hezbollah and the Sadrist movement; Lebanese disapora communities; funding of terrorism and organised crime; neoliberalism, surveillance and governmentality
Dazey, Margot Muslim minorities and religious diaspora; Middle East Politics, Social Movements and Social Activism; Transnational Mobilization
Muller Tobias Politics and theories of secularism; Muslim minorities in Europe; Contemporary and critical political theory; Comparative and Islamic political theory; Middle East and North African politics


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.