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AMMODI is proud to introduce an interactive resource for accessing Africa-based scholarship on African migration, mobility, and displacement. Below, you will find two searchable tables; the first listing recent scholarship by Africa-based researchers, the second an index of active scholars based at African research institutions.

One of the aims of AMMODI is to promote collaboration between researchers and to strengthen the network’s relevance, reach, and visibility, especially in Africa. One persistent challenge in fostering such interaction, related to the global inequalities in knowledge production, is that African scholars are not adequately cited or engaged with in debates based in, or dominated by, research in the Global North. It is our hope that by using the AMMODI platform to highlight Africa-based scholarship, we may encourage scholars all over the world to read new exciting work, engage with it and open up new debates and research collaborations. 

These lists are a starting point and by no means exhaustive. Mistakes and omissions are likely, so we ask you to use, share and amend them through the suggestions box. For any questions, concerns or ideas on improving the format please write to us at crgammodi@gmail.com.

AMMODI wishes to thank Netsereab Andom, Antonia Nölke, and Melissa Niederlöhner for their invaluable help in putting these lists together.

Publications by Africa-based scholars

Author(s)TitlePublicationYearKeyword
Adamba, C., & Quartey. P. Circular Migration and Entrepreneurship in Ghana. Circular Migration and Entrepreneurship in Ghana. In C. Solé, S. Parella, T. Sordé, & S. Nita (Eds.), Impact of Circular Migration on Human, Political and Civil Rights: A Global Perspective (pp. 239-265). Springer.2016Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Adepoju, Aderanti (Prof.)The Dimensions of the Refugee Problem in AfricaThe Dimensions of the Refugee Problem in Africa. African Affairs 81(322), 21–35.1982Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Adepoju, Aderanti (Prof.)Internal and International Migration within AfricaInternal and International Migration within Africa. In P. Kok, J. Oucho, D. Gelderblom, and J. Van Zyl. (Eds.) Migration in South and Southern Africa: Dynamics and Determinants (pp. 26–46). Human Sciences Research Council.2006Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Babiker, Mohamed Abdelsalam (Prof.)Legal Framework of Migration in Sudan. Analytic and Synthetic Note- Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Migration: Recent DevelopmentsLegal Framework of Migration in Sudan. Analytic and Synthetic Note- Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Migration: Recent Developments. CARIM-AS 2010/78.2010Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Kandilige, L., Pailey, R. N., Shilue, J. S., & Zongo, M. Côte d’Ivoire Case Study: Côte d'Ivoire at a Crossroads – Socio-economic Development Implications of Crisis-induced Returns to Burkina Faso, Ghana and LiberiaCôte d’Ivoire Case Study: Côte d'Ivoire at a Crossroads – Socio-economic Development Implications of Crisis-induced Returns to Burkina Faso, Ghana and Liberia. International Centre for Migration Policy Development.2017Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Kandilige, L. Francesca Zampagni, Hassan Boubakri, Remadji Hoinathy, Hamidou Manou Nabara, Sara Sadek, Mohamed ElSayeh, Mahamadou Zongo and Meagan HendowAn unending crisis – responses of migrants, states and organisations to the 2011 Libya crisisAn unending crisis – responses of migrants, states and organisations to the 2011 Libya crisis. International Centre for Migration Policy Development. 2016Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Kok, P., Oucho, J., Gelderblom, D., & Van Zyl, J. Migration in South and Southern Africa: Dynamics and DeterminantsMigration in South and Southern Africa: Dynamics and Determinants. Human Sciences Research Council Press.2006Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Mbembé, J-A., & Rendall S. At the Edge of the World: Boundaries, Territoriality, and Sovereignty in Africa. At the Edge of the World: Boundaries, Territoriality, and Sovereignty in Africa. Public Culture 12(1), 259-284.2000Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Segatti, Aurelia (PhD)Explaining the Impasse of Circular Migration in Southern AfricaExplaining the Impasse of Circular Migration in Southern Africa. In C. Solé., S. Parella, T. Sordé, & S. Nita (Eds.) Impact of Circular Migration on Human, Political and Civil Rights: A Global Perspective, (pp. 85-108). Springer.2016Internal migration, circular, intra-regional migration
Adepoju, Aderanti (Prof.)Operationalising the ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons: Prospects for Sub-Regional Trade and Development. Operationalising the ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons: Prospects for Sub-Regional Trade and Development. In M. Panizzon, G. Zucher, & G. Fornale (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of International Labour Migration. Palgrave Macmillan.2015Human mobility, free movement
Adepoju, Aderanti (Prof.)Migration Management in West Africa within the Context of ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the Common Approach on Skilled MigrationMigration Management in West Africa within the Context of ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the Common Approach on Skilled Migration. In M. Tremolieres, (Ed.) Regional Challenges of West African Migration: African and European Perspectives. OECD.2009Human mobility, free movement
Crush, J., & Peberdy, S. Histories, realities and negotiating free movement in southern AfricaHistories, realities and negotiating free movement in southern Africa. In A. Pecoud, & P. de Gucheneire (Eds.) Migration Without Borders: Essays on the Free Movement of People (pp. 175-198). Berghahn Books.2006Human mobility, free movement
Adepoju, A. International migration and the economic crisis: Reflections from an African perspective International migration and the economic crisis: Reflections from an African perspective [Conference presentation]. IUSSP Panel on Economic Crisis. IUSSP International Population Conference, Marrakech.2009Emigration, immigration
Awumbila, M. Drivers of Migration and Urbanization in Africa: Key Trends and IssuesDrivers of Migration and Urbanization in Africa: Key Trends and Issues. Background Paper prepared for UN Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Cities: Human Mobility and International Migration 7-8.2017Emigration, immigration
Badasu, D. M., & Darkwah, A. Migration ResearchMigration Research. In M. Awumbila, D.M. Badasu, & J. Teye (Eds.) Migration In A Globalizing World: Perspectives from Ghana. Sub-Saharan Publishers.2018Emigration, immigration
Crush, J. & Tevera, D. Zimbabwe’s Exodus: Crisis, Migration, Survival. Zimbabwe’s Exodus: Crisis, Migration, Survival. SAMP and Ottawa: IDRC432.2010Emigration, immigration
Hamood, S. EU–Libya Cooperation on Migration: A Raw Deal for Refugees and MigrantEU–Libya Cooperation on Migration: A Raw Deal for Refugees and Migrant. Journal of Refugee Studies 21(1), 19–42.2008Emigration, immigration
Hamood, S. Europe’s Security Approach Failing to Halt Migration from LibyaEurope’s Security Approach Failing to Halt Migration from Libya. International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS) 10(2), 128 -144.2008Emigration, immigration
Kandilige, L. Changing conceptualisations of the effects of international migration on sending and receiving countriesChanging conceptualisations of the effects of international migration on sending and receiving countries. In Awumbila, M., D. Badasu, and J. K. Teye. Migration in a globalising world: perspectives from Ghana. University of Ghana Migration Reader Series, Accra: Sahara Publishers, pp. 215-232.2016Emigration, immigration
Quartey, P., & Arthur, P. The Use of Aid to Manage Migration: the case of GhanaThe Use of Aid to Manage Migration: the case of Ghana. Ghana Journal of Development Studies 5(1), 20-38.2008Emigration, immigration
Amit, R. et al. Migration Challenges and Opportunities in Southern AfricaMigration Challenges and Opportunities in Southern Africa. Report by African Centre for Migration and Society, Pretoria.2015Brain Drain, Loss of Skilled Workers
Assal, A. M. M. Migration of Highly Skilled Sudanese: Gain or DrainMigration of Highly Skilled Sudanese: Gain or Drain. Sudan Journal of Economic and Social Studies 9(1), 79-94.2011Brain Drain, Loss of Skilled Workers
Crush, J., & Chikanda, A. Staunching the flow: The brain drain and health professional retention strategies in South AfricaStaunching the flow: The brain drain and health professional retention strategies in South Africa. In M. Czaika (Ed). High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies. Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198815273.003.0016.2018Brain Drain, Loss of Skilled Workers
Dube, G. & Rukema, J. Intracontinental Brain Drain and African Migrant Social Science Scholars in South AfricaIntracontinental Brain Drain and African Migrant Social Science Scholars in South Africa. International Journal of Sociology 43(1), 68-78.2013Brain Drain, Loss of Skilled Workers
Engelbrecht, L. K. Plumbing the brain drain of South African social workers migrating to the UK: Challenges for social service providers. Plumbing the brain drain of South African social workers migrating to the UK: Challenges for social service providers. Social Work/ Maatskaplike Werk 42(2), 127-146.2016Brain Drain, Loss of Skilled Workers
Ennaji, M. Undocumented Labor Migration from Morocco to Europe: An African Perspective. Undocumented Labor Migration from Morocco to Europe: An African Perspective. In M. Okome (Ed.) Transnational Africa and Globalization (pp.245-257). Palgrave McMillan.2011Brain Drain, Loss of Skilled Workers
Quartey P., & Kwakye E. The net Benefit of Migration: the case of migrant nurses from Ghana to the UK. The net Benefit of Migration: the case of migrant nurses from Ghana to the UK. Ghana Social Science Journal 5&6(1&2).2009Brain Drain, Loss of Skilled Workers
Teye, J. K., Acheampong, A. A, and Setrana, M. K. Migration of health professionals from Ghana: Trends, drivers, and emerging issuesMigration of health professionals from Ghana: Trends, drivers, and emerging issues. Current Politics and Economics of Africa, 8(3), 459–486.2015Brain Drain, Loss of Skilled Workers
Akyeampong, E. Diaspora and Drug Trafficking in West Africa: A Case Study of GhanaDiaspora and Drug Trafficking in West Africa: A Case Study of Ghana. African Affairs 104(416), 429–47.2005Diaspora
Chikanda, A., & Crush, J. Diasporas of the South. Diasporas of the South. In R. Anich, J. Crush, S. Melde, & J.O. Oucho (Eds.) A New Perspective on Human Mobility in the South (pp. 65-88). Springer.2014Diaspora
Garba, F. M. Migration and Inequality: African migrant workers in Germany, India and South Africa. Migration and Inequality: African migrant workers in Germany, India and South Africa. In: A. Lenger, & F. Schumacher (Eds.) Understanding the dynamics of Global Inequality: Social Exclusion, Power Shift and Structural Changes. Springer.2015Diaspora
Issa-Salwe, A. M. The Internet and the Somali diaspora: The Web as a means of expressionThe Internet and the Somali diaspora: The Web as a means of expression. An International Journal of Somali Studies, 6(8), 54–67.2006Diaspora
Kandilige, L. The Role of Trust and Migrant Investments in Diaspora-Homeland Development RelationsThe Role of Trust and Migrant Investments in Diaspora-Homeland Development Relations. African Human Mobility Review 3(1), 671-701.2017Diaspora
Kandilige, L. Collective Remittance Mobilisation Strategies of Ghanaian Hometown Associations in the UKCollective Remittance Mobilisation Strategies of Ghanaian Hometown Associations in the UK. Ghana Journal of Geography, Vol.9 (3), pp. 23-49. 2017Diaspora
Kandilige, L. Down payment for future return: perspectives of Ghanaian migrants in the UKDown payment for future return: perspectives of Ghanaian migrants in the UK, Ghana Social Science Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1 June 2017, pp. 193-226. 2017Diaspora
Kandilige, L. Partnering for rural development in Ghana: the case of Ghanaian hometown associations in the UKPartnering for rural development in Ghana: the case of Ghanaian hometown associations in the UK. In Tonah, S., M. B. Setrana, and Arthur, J. A. Migration and Development in Africa: Trends, Challenges, and Policy Implications. Rowman/Littlefield/Lexington Books, pp. 69-89.2017Diaspora
Kandilige, L. Ghanaian mobilities, intersecting inequalities and transnational activitiesGhanaian mobilities, intersecting inequalities and transnational activities. In Migration and Inequalities, Tanja Bastia (ed), Routledge Studies in Development Economics, pp. 95-120. 2013Diaspora
Vasta, E. and L. Kandilige London the Leveller: Ghanaian Work Strategies and Community SolidarityLondon the Leveller: Ghanaian Work Strategies and Community Solidarity, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, pp. 581-598. 2010Diaspora
Marx, L. & Cohen, R. Cinematic representations of diaspora: Italians and JewsCinematic representations of diaspora: Italians and Jews. Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, 1 (1/199), 5-23.2010Diaspora
Mazrui, A. A., Okpewho I., & Davies C.B. The African Diaspora: African Origins and the New World IdentitiesThe African Diaspora: African Origins and the New World Identities. Indiana University Press.1999Diaspora
Kandilige, L. and G. Adiku The quagmire of return and reintegration: challenges to multi-stakeholder coordination of involuntary returnsThe quagmire of return and reintegration: challenges to multi-stakeholder coordination of involuntary returns. International Migration. doi: 10.1111/imig.12644 2019Return
Kandilige, L. and G. AdikuReturns of failure: involuntary return migration and social change in Ghana‘Returns of failure: involuntary return migration and social change in Ghana’. In Remus G. Anghel, Margit Fauser & Paolo Boccagni (2019) Transnational return and social change: Social hierarchies, ideas, and social identities. London: Anthem Press, pp. 63-81. 2019Return
Setrana, M. B.Back Home at Last! Factors Influencing Return and Reintegration of Ghanaian Returnees. Back Home at Last! Factors Influencing Return and Reintegration of Ghanaian Returnees. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, 11(1), 27-46.2017Return
Chikanda, A., & Crush, J. The Geography of Refugee Flows into ZimbabweThe Geography of Refugee Flows into Zimbabwe. African Geographical Review 35(1), 18-34.2016Forced displacement, internal displacement
Kandilige, L. and M. Hamidou ‘Migrants in countries in crisis’: The Experiences of Ghanaian and Nigerien Migrants During the Libyan Crisis of 2011‘Migrants in countries in crisis’: The Experiences of Ghanaian and Nigerien Migrants During the Libyan Crisis of 2011. African Human Mobility Review, Vol. 5. No. 2, August, pp.1583-1610.2019Forced displacement, internal displacement
Landau, L.B. Capacity, complicity, and subversion: Revisiting collaborative refugee research in an era of containmentCapacity, complicity, and subversion: Revisiting collaborative refugee research in an era of containment. In J. Young, & S. McGrath (Eds.) Reflections on a decade of the refugee research network. University of Calgary Press.2017Forced displacement, internal displacement
Landau, L.B. Displacement and the pursuit of urban protection: Forced migration, fluidity, and global citiesDisplacement and the pursuit of urban protection: Forced migration, fluidity, and global cities. In A. Bloch, & G. Dona (Eds.) Forced migration: Issues and debates. Routledge.2017Forced displacement, internal displacement
Amit, R. Lost in the Vortex: Irregularities in the Detention and Deportation of Non-Nationals in South AfricaLost in the Vortex: Irregularities in the Detention and Deportation of Non-Nationals in South Africa. FMSP Research Report, June 2010. https://ssrn.com/abstract=3274019 2010Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Amit, R. No Refuge: Flawed Status Determination and the Failures of South Africa’s Refugee System to Provide ProtectionNo Refuge: Flawed Status Determination and the Failures of South Africa’s Refugee System to Provide Protection. International Journal of Refugee Law 23(3), 458–488.2011Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Amit, R. Queue Here for Corruption Measuring Irregularities in South Africa’s Asylum SystemQueue Here for Corruption Measuring Irregularities in South Africa’s Asylum System. A Report by Lawyers For Human Rights and The African Centre For Migration & Society. 2015Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Babiker, M. A., & Oette, L.Migration Control à la Khartoum: EU External Engagement and Human Rights Protection in the Horn of AfricaMigration Control à la Khartoum: EU External Engagement and Human Rights Protection in the Horn of Africa. Refugee Survey Quarterly (36), 64–89.2017Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Handmaker, J., De La Hunt, L. A., & Klaaren, J.Advancing Refugee Protection in South AfricaAdvancing Refugee Protection in South Africa. Berghahn Books.2008Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Landau, L.B. Southern urbanism, legalization, and the limits of migration lawSouthern urbanism, legalization, and the limits of migration law. American Journal of International Law (AJIL) Unbound 111(1), 165-171.2017Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Landau, L. B., & Amit, R. Wither Policy? Southern African Perspectives on Understanding Law, ‘Refugee’ Policy and ProtectionWither Policy? Southern African Perspectives on Understanding Law, ‘Refugee’ Policy and Protection. Journal of Refugee Studies 27(4), 534-552.2014Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Landau, L. B. Protection and Dignity in Johannesburg: Shortcomings of South Africa's Urban Refugee PolicyProtection and Dignity in Johannesburg: Shortcomings of South Africa's Urban Refugee Policy. Journal of Refugee Studies 19(3), 308–327.2006Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Palmary, I. Advancing Refugee Protection in South AfricaAdvancing Refugee Protection in South Africa. Journal of International Migration and Integration / Revue de l integration et de la migration internationale 10(2), 215-216.2009Legal Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Chereni, A. Risk, vulnerability and Zimbabwean migrants' post-arrival adaptation in Johannesburg: Reflections on relational aspects of informal social protectionRisk, vulnerability and Zimbabwean migrants' post-arrival adaptation in Johannesburg: Reflections on relational aspects of informal social protection. Journal of Social Development in Africa 33(1), 53-80.2018Marginalization and similar social dynamics
Codjoe, S. N. A., Quartey, P., Tagoe, C. A., & Reed H. E. Perceptions of the Impact of Refugees on Host Communities: The Case of Liberian Refugees in GhanaPerceptions of the Impact of Refugees on Host Communities: The Case of Liberian Refugees in Ghana. Journal of International Migration and Integration 14(3), 439–456.2013Marginalization and similar social dynamics
Eno, O. A., & Eno, M. A. The African Diaspora within Africa and the Impact of Slavery and Stigma in the Islamic: Society: A Case Study of SomaliaThe African Diaspora within Africa and the Impact of Slavery and Stigma in the Islamic: Society: A Case Study of Somalia. Journal of Somali Studies, 1(2), 61-89.2014Marginalization and similar social dynamics
Lomo, Z. A.Marginalisation: The Plight of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in East AfricaMarginalisation: The Plight of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in East Africa. Fountain Publishers.2012Marginalization and similar social dynamics
Murray, A. J. & Durrheim, K. There was much that went unspoken- Maintaining racial hierarchies in South African domestic labor through the unsaidThere was much that went unspoken- Maintaining racial hierarchies in South African domestic labor through the unsaid. Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(15), 2623-2640.2019Marginalization and similar social dynamics
Ruedin, D. Attitudes to immigrants in South Africa: personality and vulnerability. Attitudes to immigrants in South Africa: personality and vulnerability. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45(7): 1108-1126.2017Marginalization and similar social dynamics
Campbell, E., & Crush, J. They Don’t Want Foreigners: Zimbabwean migration and the rise of xenophobia in BotswanaThey Don’t Want Foreigners: Zimbabwean migration and the rise of xenophobia in Botswana. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. 2015Xenophobia and violence
Daniel, T. African Migrants, Xenophobia and Urban Violence in Post-apartheid South AfricaAfrican Migrants, Xenophobia and Urban Violence in Post-apartheid South Africa. Alternation Special Edition 7(9).2013Xenophobia and violence
Dube, G. Afrophobia in Mzansi? Evidence from the 2013 South African Social Attitudes SurveyAfrophobia in Mzansi? Evidence from the 2013 South African Social Attitudes Survey. Journal of Southern African Studies 44(6), 1005-1021.2018Xenophobia and violence
Madueke, K. L. From neighbors to deadly enemies: excavating landscapes of territoriality and ethnic violence in Jos, NigeriaFrom neighbors to deadly enemies: excavating landscapes of territoriality and ethnic violence in Jos, Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 36(1), 87-102.2018Xenophobia and violence
Pineteh, E. A. Spatial Contestation, Victimisation and Resistance during Xenophobic Violence: The Experiences of Somali Migrants in Post‐Apartheid South AfricaSpatial Contestation, Victimisation and Resistance during Xenophobic Violence: The Experiences of Somali Migrants in Post‐Apartheid South Africa. International Migration 56(2), 133-145.2017Xenophobia and violence
Pineteh, E. A. Illegal aliens and demons that must be exorcised from South Africa: Framing African migrants and xenophobia in post-apartheid narrativesIllegal aliens and demons that must be exorcised from South Africa: Framing African migrants and xenophobia in post-apartheid narratives. Cogent Social Sciences 3(1), 1-13.2017Xenophobia and violence
Abdel Ati, H. Human Smuggling and Trafficking in Eastern SudanHuman Smuggling and Trafficking in Eastern Sudan. Chr. Michelsen Institute: Sudan Report SR 2017, 2.2017Trafficking
Abdulraheem, S., & Oladipo, A. R. Trafficking in women and children: A hidden health and social problems in NigeriaTrafficking in women and children: A hidden health and social problems in Nigeria. International Journal of Sociology & Anthropology 2(3),342010Trafficking
Abiodun, A. K., George, A., Chukwuma, A. C., Gbenga, O., & Iluno, L. U. Human Trafficking: A Global Challenge- Reflection of Challenges in NigeriaHuman Trafficking: A Global Challenge- Reflection of Challenges in Nigeria. Journal of Law, Policy & Globalization 61(1), 192-207.2017Trafficking
Babiker, M. A. Irregular Migration in Sudan: A Legal PerspectiveIrregular Migration in Sudan: A Legal Perspective. CARIM Analytic and Synthetic Notes, 2011/64. European University Institute: Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies.2011Trafficking
Babatunde, A. O.Human Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime: Implications for Security in NigeriaHuman Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime: Implications for Security in Nigeria. Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies 46(1), 61-84.2015Trafficking
Akyeampong, E. Memories of place and belonging: identity, citizenship, and the Lebanese in GhanaMemories of place and belonging: identity, citizenship, and the Lebanese in Ghana. Ghana Studies, 7(1), 25-42.2004Belonging
Akyeampong, E. K. Race, identity and citizenship in Black Africa: The case of the Lebanese in GhanaRace, identity and citizenship in Black Africa: The case of the Lebanese in Ghana. Africa, 76(3), 297-323.2006Belonging
Chereni, A. Within the Borders but Not Really in South Africa: Narratives of Home and Belonging among Zimbabweans in Johannesburg and Their Implications for Circular MigrationWithin the Borders but Not Really in South Africa: Narratives of Home and Belonging among Zimbabweans in Johannesburg and Their Implications for Circular Migration. African Diaspora 10(1-2), 117-138.2018Belonging
Chereni, A. A methodological approach and conceptual tools for studying migrant belongings in African cities: A case of Zimbabweans in JohannesburgA methodological approach and conceptual tools for studying migrant belongings in African cities: A case of Zimbabweans in Johannesburg. Historical Social Research/ Historische Sozialforschung, 293-328.2014Belonging
Langué, Y. Giving contours to invisible figures: Post-reflections on Migrations. Narratives. Movements. Exhibition at Villa des Arts, RabatGiving contours to invisible figures: Post-reflections on Migrations. Narratives. Movements. Exhibition at Villa des Arts, Rabat. Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture 10(1), 43-54.2019Belonging
Ojebode, A. Alan Kurdî, deaths in the desert and failed migrants’ processing of dystopic images on social mediaAlan Kurdî, deaths in the desert and failed migrants’ processing of dystopic images on social media. Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture 8(2), 115-130.2018Belonging
Ojoniyi, O. W. A travel in the narrative turn of the consciousness of a diaspora ghostA travel in the narrative turn of the consciousness of a diaspora ghost. Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture 8(2), 205-213.2017Belonging
Pineteh, E. A. & Mulu, T. N.Tragic and heroic moments in the lives of forced migrants: Memories of political asylum seekers in post-apartheid South AfricaTragic and heroic moments in the lives of forced migrants: Memories of political asylum seekers in post-apartheid South Africa. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees 32(3), 63-72.2016Belonging
Chari, T. Performing patriotic citizenship: Zimbabwean diaspora and their online newspaper reading practicesPerforming patriotic citizenship: Zimbabwean diaspora and their online newspaper reading practices. Journal of African Media Studies 6(1), 91-109.2014Identity Politics
Dube, G. Levels of Othering—The Case of Zimbabwean Migrants in South AfricaLevels of Othering—The Case of Zimbabwean Migrants in South Africa. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 23(4), 391-412.2017Identity Politics
Harrison, P., Yang, Y., & Moyo, K. Visual representations in South Africa of China and the Chinese peopleVisual representations in South Africa of China and the Chinese people. Journal of African Cultural Studies 29(1), 25-45.2016Identity Politics
Mamdani, M. From Citizen to Refugee: Uganda Asians come to BritainFrom Citizen to Refugee: Uganda Asians come to Britain. Pambazuka.2011Identity Politics
Moyo, K., & Cossa, E. Ethnic Enclave of a Special Sort? Mozambicans in La Rochelle, JohannesburgEthnic Enclave of a Special Sort? Mozambicans in La Rochelle, Johannesburg. Journal of Southern African Studies 41(1).2015Identity Politics
Mushemeza, E.D. The Politics and Empowerment of Banyarwanda Refugees in Uganda, 1959-2001The Politics and Empowerment of Banyarwanda Refugees in Uganda, 1959-2001. Fountain Publishers.2007Identity Politics
Nyamnjoh, F. B. Insiders and outsiders: Citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary Southern AfricaInsiders and outsiders: Citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary Southern Africa. Zed Books.2006Identity Politics
Pineteh, E. A. The challenges of living here and there: Conflicting narratives of intermarriage between Cameroonians and South Africans in JohannesburgThe challenges of living here and there: Conflicting narratives of intermarriage between Cameroonians and South Africans in Johannesburg. African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 8(1), 71-85.2015Identity Politics
Akokpari, J. K.Migrant Remittances and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cautionary Note’. Migrant Remittances and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cautionary Note’. Global Development Studies 5(3-4), 31-52.2009Poverty, livelihoods, ‘economic meltdown’, remittance
Janet MacGaffey, J., & Bazenguissa‐Ganga, R.Congo-Paris: Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law.Congo-Paris: Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law. Indiana University Press.2000Poverty, livelihoods, ‘economic meltdown’, remittance
Awumbila, M., Kofi Teye, J., Litchfield, J., Boakye-Yiadom, L., Deshingkar, P., & Quartey P.Are Migrant Households better off than Non-Migrant Households? Evidence from Ghana.Are Migrant Households better off than Non-Migrant Households? Evidence from Ghana. Migrating Out of Poverty Research Program Consortium, Working Paper 28. 2015Poverty, livelihoods, ‘economic meltdown’, remittance
Chitambara, P. Remittances, Institutions and Growth in Africa. Remittances, Institutions and Growth in Africa. International Migration, 57(5), 57-70.2019Poverty, livelihoods, ‘economic meltdown’, remittance
Darkwah, A. K., Dako-Gyeke, M., & Nketia-Amponsah, E. Hedging against Vulnerability: Associational Life as a Social Insurance Strategy by the poor in the Central Region of Ghana.Hedging against Vulnerability: Associational Life as a Social Insurance Strategy by the poor in the Central Region of Ghana. In Awortwi, N. & Walter-Drop, G. (Eds.) Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa: Governance below the state (pp. 87-103). Routledge. 2018Poverty, livelihoods, ‘economic meltdown’, remittance
Mazarire, G. C., & Swart, S. The Pots on Our Roads’: The Diaspora Fleet and Harare’s Urban Commuter System. The Pots on Our Roads’: The Diaspora Fleet and Harare’s Urban Commuter System. African Diaspora 7(1), 63–88.2014Poverty, livelihoods, ‘economic meltdown’, remittance
Myroniuk, T. W., & Vearey, J. Social Capital and Livelihoods in Johannesburg: Differential Advantages and Unexpected Outcomes among Foreign-Born Migrants, Internal Migrants, and Long-Term South African Residents. Social Capital and Livelihoods in Johannesburg: Differential Advantages and Unexpected Outcomes among Foreign-Born Migrants, Internal Migrants, and Long-Term South African Residents. International Migration Review 48(1), 243–273.2014Poverty, livelihoods, ‘economic meltdown’, remittance
Ndjio, B.Mokoagne Moni: Sorcery and New Forms of Wealth in Cameroon.Mokoagne Moni: Sorcery and New Forms of Wealth in Cameroon. Past & Present 199(3), 271-289.2008Poverty, livelihoods, ‘economic meltdown’, remittance
Abdel Ati, H. A., Pavanello, S., & Jaspars S. (with A. A. Hashim, M. Idris, & S. Pantuiliano) City Limits: Urbanization and Vulnerability in Sudan: Port Sudan Case Study. City Limits: Urbanization and Vulnerability in Sudan: Port Sudan Case Study. Humanitarian Policy Group/HPG-Overseas Development Institute/ODI.2011Urban vs. rural environment
Assal, M. A. M. From the Country to the Town.From the Country to the Town. In J. Ryle, J. Willis, S. Baldo, & J. Madut (Eds.) The Handbook of Sudan (pp. 120-129). Rift Valley Institute/James Currey.2011Urban vs. rural environment
Awumbila, M., Owusu, G., & Kofi Teye, J. Can Rural-Urban Migration into Slums Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Ghana.Can Rural-Urban Migration into Slums Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Ghana. Migration Out of Poverty: Research Program Consortium, Working Paper 13.2014Urban vs. rural environment
Bekker, S., & Fourchard, L. Politics and Policies: Governing Cities in Africa. Politics and Policies: Governing Cities in Africa. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council.2013Urban vs. rural environment
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Assal, M. A. M. Gender and Migration in the Sudan: Socio-Political Aspects.Gender and Migration in the Sudan: Socio-Political Aspects. Retrieved on: March 25, 2013. http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/155902011Gender
Awumbila, M.Women Moving Within Borders: Gender and Internal Migration dynamics in Ghana.Women Moving Within Borders: Gender and Internal Migration dynamics in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Geography 7(2), 132-145.2015Gender
Awumbila, M., P. Deshingkar, L. Kandilige, J. K. Teye and M. Setrana Please, thank you and sorry – brokering migration and constructing identities for domestic work in GhanaPlease, thank you and sorry – brokering migration and constructing identities for domestic work in Ghana, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1528097 2018Gender
Awumbila, M., P. Deshingkar, L. Kandilige, J. K. Teye and M. Setrana Brokerage in migrant domestic work in Ghana: complex social relations and mixed outcomesBrokerage in migrant domestic work in Ghana: complex social relations and mixed outcomes, Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium Working Paper no. 47.2017Gender
Babiker, M. A. Gender and Migration in Sudan: A Legal Perspective. Gender and Migration in Sudan: A Legal Perspective. CARIM Analytic and Synthetic Notes on Gender and Migration Series, 2011/27. European University Institute: Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies.2011Gender
Bisong, A. Assessing Gender Inclusion in the Migration Policies of ECOWAS. Assessing Gender Inclusion in the Migration Policies of ECOWAS. Africa Portal Policy Briefing: Women, Power & Policymaking.2019Gender
Darkwah, A. K. Globalisation, Development and the Empowerment of Women. Globalisation, Development and the Empowerment of Women. In J. Steans, & Tepe-Belfrage, D. (Eds) Handbook of Gender in International Relations (pp.386-393) Edward Elgar.2016Gender
Darkwah, Akosua K., Thorsen, Dorte., Boateng, Doris A and Joseph K. Teye. Good for parents but bad for wives: Migration as a Contested Model of Success in Contemporary Ghana. Good for parents but bad for wives: Migration as a Contested Model of Success in Contemporary Ghana. Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium Working Paper No. 61.2019Gender
Ennaji, M. Recruitment of foreign male and female fighters to Jihad: Morocco’s multifaceted counter-terror strategy. Recruitment of foreign male and female fighters to Jihad: Morocco’s multifaceted counter-terror strategy. International Review of Sociology 26(3), 546-557.2016Gender
Garba, F. M., & Monteiro, B. Maids and Masons: Class, Gender and Ethnicity in Migrant Experiences.Maids and Masons: Class, Gender and Ethnicity in Migrant Experiences. Venezia: SSIIM.2018Gender
Manamere, K. T. Majoni-joni – Wayward Criminals or a Good Catch? Labour Migrancy, Masculinity and Marriage in Rural South Eastern Zimbabwe. Majoni-joni – Wayward Criminals or a Good Catch? Labour Migrancy, Masculinity and Marriage in Rural South Eastern Zimbabwe. African Diaspora 7(1), 89–113.2014Gender
Ndjio, B. Shanghai Beauties’ and African Desires: Migration, Trade and Chinese Prostitution in Cameroon. Shanghai Beauties’ and African Desires: Migration, Trade and Chinese Prostitution in Cameroon. European Journal of Development Research 21(4), 606-621.2009Gender
Nyarko P., Lattof, S. R., Coast E., Leone, T. Contemporary female migration in Ghana: Analyses of the 2000 and 2010 Censuses. Contemporary female migration in Ghana: Analyses of the 2000 and 2010 Censuses. Demographic Research (39)44.2018Gender
Oloka-Onyango, J. Plight of the Larger Half: Human Rights, Gender Violence and the Legal Status of Refugee and Internally Displaced Women in Africa.Plight of the Larger Half: Human Rights, Gender Violence and the Legal Status of Refugee and Internally Displaced Women in Africa. Denver Journal of International Law and Policy 24(3), 349–489.1995Gender
Sadiqi, F. & Ennaji, M. The Impact of Male Migration from Morocco to Europe on Women: A Gender Approach.The Impact of Male Migration from Morocco to Europe on Women: A Gender Approach. Finisterra, 39(77): 59-76.2004Gender
Thebe, V., & Maombera, P. Negotiating the Border: Zimbabwean Migrant Mothers and Shifting Immigration Policy and Law in South Africa. Negotiating the Border: Zimbabwean Migrant Mothers and Shifting Immigration Policy and Law in South Africa. African Studies Review, 1-20.2019Gender
Teye, Joseph, Awumbila, Mariama and Akosua K. Darkwah. Gendered Dynamics of Remitting and Remittance Use in Northern Ghana. Gendered Dynamics of Remitting and Remittance Use in Northern Ghana. Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium Working Paper No. 48.2017Gender
Walker, R., Vearey, J. & Nencel, L. Negotiating the city: Exploring the intersecting vulnerabilities of non-national migrant mothers who sell sex in JohannesburgNegotiating the city: Exploring the intersecting vulnerabilities of non-national migrant mothers who sell sex in Johannesburg, South Africa. Agenda, 31(1), 91-103.2017Gender
Badasu, D. M., & Michel, S. On a Collision Course: Millennium Development and Mother’s Migration. On a Collision Course: Millennium Development and Mother’s Migration. In Z. Meghani (Ed.) Women Migrant Workers: Ethical, Political and Legal Problems. Routledge.2016Family
Chereni, A.You become two in one: Women’s representations of responsibility and emotional vulnerability in Zimbabwean father-away families.You become two in one: Women’s representations of responsibility and emotional vulnerability in Zimbabwean father-away families. International Social Work 60(2), 366-378.2017Family
Chereni, A. Fathering and Gender Transformations in Zimbabwean Transnational Families.Fathering and Gender Transformations in Zimbabwean Transnational Families. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(2).2015Family
Dankyi, E. K., Poeze, M., & Mazzucato, V. Navigating transnational childcare relationships: migrant parents and their children's caregivers in the origin country. Navigating transnational childcare relationships: migrant parents and their children's caregivers in the origin country. Global Networks 17(1), 111-129.2016Family
Kufakurinani, U., Pasura, D., & McGregor J. A. Transnational Parenting and the Emergence of ‘Diaspora Orphans’ in Zimbabwe. Transnational Parenting and the Emergence of ‘Diaspora Orphans’ in Zimbabwe. African Diaspora 7(1), 114–138.2014Family
Ndlovu, T. Where is my home? Rethinking person, family, ethnicity and home under increased transnational migration by Zimbabweans. Where is my home? Rethinking person, family, ethnicity and home under increased transnational migration by Zimbabweans. African Identities 8(2), 117-130.2010Family
Babatunde, A. O. Harnessing Traditional Practices for Use in the Reintegration of Child Soldiers in Africa: Examples from Liberia and Burundi. Harnessing Traditional Practices for Use in the Reintegration of Child Soldiers in Africa: Examples from Liberia and Burundi. Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas 12(3), 379–92.2015Youth, education
Engelbrecht, L., & Pullen- Sansfaçon, A., Spolander, G., Migration of Professional Social Workers: Reflections on Challenges and Strategies for Education. Migration of Professional Social Workers: Reflections on Challenges and Strategies for Education. Social Work Education 31(8), 1032–1045.2012Youth, education
Leurs, K. The politics of transnational affective capital: Digital connectivity among young Somalis stranded in Ethiopia.The politics of transnational affective capital: Digital connectivity among young Somalis stranded in Ethiopia. Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture 5(1), 87 104.2014Youth, education
Quartey, P., & Yambilla, E.,The Costs and Benefits of Child Migration in Ghana : the Case of Child Migrants from Northern Ghana.The Costs and Benefits of Child Migration in Ghana : the Case of Child Migrants from Northern Ghana. In Anarfi J , & Kwankye O (Eds.) Independent Migration of Children in Ghana. ISSER, University of Ghana.2010Youth, education
Biri, K. Migration, Transnationalism and the Shaping of Zimbabwean Pentecostal Spirituality.Migration, Transnationalism and the Shaping of Zimbabwean Pentecostal Spirituality. African Diaspora 7(1), 139–164.2014Religion, belief systems, spirituality
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Africa-based scholars

NameAffiliationTheme(s)
Amuda-Kannike AbiodunPoma International Business University, NigeriaLaw, Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation
Abigail Agyeiwaa AcheampongGhanaGlobal health, Migration, Ghana
Clement Adamba School of Education and Leadership, University of GhanaPolicy Evaluation and Social Protection, Household Surveys; Monitoring and Evaluation
Aderanti Adepoju Formerly University of Ife & Lagos (Nigeria), Chief Executive of Human Resources Development Centre, Lagos & Coordinator of Network of Migration Research on AfricaSocial Sciences, Economics & Demography; Africa’s International Migration, Regional Integration
John K. Akokpari Political and Administrative Sciences; International Human Rights Law, Forced Displacement, Sub-Saharan AfricaDepartment of Political and Administrative Studies, The National University of Lesotho
Emmanuel K. Akyeampong Fellow at Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (FGA)History, English Workers’ History, Religious Studies, African Studies, Westafrican History, Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, Diseases and Medicine, Ecology, African Diaspora, Trade and political economy
Neway AlemayehuJesuit Refugee Service, Addis AbabaRefugees
Roni Amit Forced Migration Studies Programme, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of WitwatersrandForced Migration Studies; South Africa, Asylum System, Corruption
Isabella AmonyWalokokwor Support Organisation, Uganda; Research & Evidence Facility (REF) on migration in the Horn of AfricaRefugees in Uganda, Gender, Women, Environment
Munzoul A. M. Assal University of Khartoum, Peace Research Institute, NORHED Borderlands Dynamics in East Africa(Social) Anthropology, Sociology; Migration
Hassan Abdel Ati Formerly University of Khartoum, EDGE, National Civic ForumDevelopment Studies; International Migration, Sudan, Urbanization
Kobus AndersonARC-Institute for Soil Climate and Water, South AfricaClimate Change, Water, Soil, Natural Resources, Resilience
Pineteh Angu Unit for Academic Literacy, University of PretoriaMigrant Narratives, Multilingualism, African Transnational Migration, Xenophobia, Communication
Victoria Awiti Maseno University, Kenya; Research & Evidence Facility (REF) on migration in the Horn of AfricaPolitical Science; Governance and Stability
Mariama Awumbila Centre for Migration Studies & Department of Geography and Human Resources University of Ghana, AccraMigration Studies, Geography and Human Resources; Gender, Migration
Abosede Omowumi Babatunde Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, Univorsity of Ilorin, NigeriaPeace Studies; Transnational Organized Crime, Security
Delali Badasu Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), University of GhanaMigration and Social Change, Population and Socio-cultural Dynamics, Development
Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker University of KhartoumInternational Law; Illegal Migration, Human Trafficking
Simon BawakyillenuoInstitute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of GhanaEnergy Policy, Rural Development, Social Constroction of Technology, Environmental Change
Simon Bekker Sociology and Social Anthropology Department at UNISA, Centre for Social and Development Studies at the (then) University of Natal (Durban)Sociology; Urbanization, Southern Africa
Kudzai Biri University of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, HarareReligious Studies, Classics and Philosophy; Religion, Diaspora, Transnationalism
Louis Boakye-Yiadom University of Ghana, Department of EconomicDevelopment Economics, Migration Studies; Microeconomic Analysis of Migration, Remittances, Household Livelihood Strategies and Poverty/Wellbeing, Gender Dimension of Asset Ownership
Eugene Campbell Department of Demography at the University of BotswanaMigration Studies, Demography; Xenophobia, Botswana
Tendai Chari University of Venda, South AfricaMedia Communication& Applied Language Studies; Diaspora
Admire Chereni Centre for Anthropological Research. University of JohannesburgAnthropology; Migration, Vulnerability
Prosper ChitambaraUniversity of Witwatersrand Institute of Water and Sanitation Development, ZimbabweEconomics; International Migration, African Economics
Amadi Celestine ChukwumaFaculty of Law, Imo State University, NigeriaHuman Trafficking; Law
Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe Regional Institute for Poulation Studies, University of Ghana, LegonGlobal Health, Child Trafficking, Family Legislation, Education
Erma Cossa University of the Witwatersrand School of Social Sciences JohannesburgSouth Africa, Labour Migration, Identity Narratives
Jonathan Crush University of Cape Town, P/B Rondebosch, Founder of Southern African Migration Programme (SAMP)International Policy & Law; Food Security, Poverty, Urbanization, Global Development, Migration
Mavis Dako-Geye Department of Social Work, University of GhanaChildhood Development and Family Welfare, Migration, Gender Issues, Social Protection, Mental Health, HIV and AIDS, Orphans and other Vulnerable Populations
Ernestina K. Dankyi Centre for Social Policy Studies, University of GhanaTransnational Migration, Parenting, Childcare, Social Policy
Akosua Keseboa Darkwah University of Ghana, Department of SociologySociology of Development and Work, Gender Studies
Godwin Dube University of the Witwatersrand, JohannesburgGovernance, Taxation and Development, Self-Employment, Migration and Race, Blackness and Black Ethnic Politics
Kevin Durrheim School of Applied Human Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaSilence, Social Action, Social Psychology, Racism
Lambert Engelbrecht Stellenbosch University, National Goodwill Ambassador for the ACVVSocial Work; Social Work Supervision and Management, Social Development, Poverty Alleviation
Moha Ennaji Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fes (Morocco)Gender, Language, Migration, education
Mohamed A. Eno St Clements University, SomaliaPoetry, Education, Somalia, Applied Linguistics
Omar Eno Atlas University of SomaliaIdentity Politics, Disapora, Poetry
Papa Demba Fall Cheikh Anta Dip University, SénégalGeography; International Mobility (especially that of Senegalese) in West Africa, Migration Politics, Impact of Migration on Group Identities and on Local Development
Dereje Feyissa College of Law and Governance, University of Addis Ababa, EthiopiaSocial Anthropology; Ethnicity and Conflict, Islam in contemporary Ethiopia, the Political Economy of Development and the Transnational Politics of Migrants, Centre-periphery Relations, and Migration Related Issues in the Horn of Africa
Faisal M. Garba Department of Sociology, University of Cape TownAfrican Migration, Social Change, Working Class History and Organization, African Historical Sociology, Social Theory
Oladapo GbengaFaculty of Law, Imo State University, NigeriaHuman Trafficking, Law
Derik Gelderblom University of South Africa (UNISA), Tshwane (Pretoria)Sociology; Migration Studies
Jacqueline Goldin Department of Earth Sciences, University of the Western CapeHuman Geography, Gender, Vulnerability, Climate Change
Azale GulilatJesuit Refugee ServiceRefugees
Sara HamoodFormer Researcher at the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Program, American University in CairoIsrael and the occupied Palestinian Territory, Human Rights Organisations, Middle East & North Africa, Transit Migration through Libya
Philip HarrisonSchool of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand JohannesburgSouth Africa, Visual Studies, Architecture
Lee Anne de la HuntThe Cape Bar, Cape Town AreaAdministrative/Public, Constitutional, Housing and Land Law, Labour, Local Government and Planning, Property
Alas IbrahimBanadir Regional Administration, Somalia; Research & Evidence Facility (REF) on migration in the Horn of AfricaDevelopment Studies and Management; State Formation, Peace Building, and the Humanitarian Context in Somalia
Lawrence Udodilim IlunoFaculty of Law, Imo State University NigeriaHuman Trafficking, Law
Abdisalam Issa-Salwe East Africa UniversityInformation Systems, Education, Computer Science
Leander Kandilige University of Ghana, Centre for Migration StudiesMigration Studies, Forced Migration, International Affairs, Political Science and Philosophy; Forced Migration
Jonathan Klaaren Law School and Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, JohannesburgHuman Rights, Competition Law, Socio-Legal Studies
Asnake Kefale Department of Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University; Forum for Social Studies (FSS); Research & Evidence Facility (REF) on migration in the Horn of AfricaPolitical Science and International Relations; Federalism, Conflict Management, Political Economy, and Migration
Jonathan Klaaren Law School and Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, JohannesburgHuman Rights, Competition Law, Socio-Legal Studies
Thabiso KoatlaARC-Institute for Soil Climate and Water, South AfricaClimate Change, Water, Soil, Natural Resources, Resilience
Pieter Kok University of Pretoria (former Professor Extraordinary), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Tshwane (Pretoria)Sociology, Social, Development and Demographic Research; Integrated Rural and Regional Development
Ushehwedu Kufakurinani Department of Economic History, University of ZimbabweAfrican Economic History, Gender and Empire, Land Resettlement, Natural Resources and Conflicts, Women and Music, Monetary Policies and Reform, De-Industrialisation, Economic Crisis, Zimbabwe
Justice Richard Ko KyeiKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology GhanaReligious Studies, Citizenship, Gender, Migration
Loren B. Landau The African Centre for Migration & Society, University of Witwatersrand, South AfricaMigration Studies, Mobility, Political Subjectivity & authority, Urbanization, Ethics
Yvon LanguéLa Villa des Arts—La Fondation ONA, RabatArt, Social Sciences, Photography, Migration, Displacement, Heritage
Ally LebeseDepartment of Earth Sciences, University of the Western CapeClimate Change, Gender, Natural Resources
Zachary A. Lomo St August International University, KampalaHuman Rights, Forced Migration, Refugees
Kingsley L. Madueke Urban Studies Foundation UC Irvine, NigeriaEthnic Conflict, Violent Extremism, Collective Violence, Peacebuilding, Political Institutions and Democracy
Mahmood Mamdani Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University KampalaIslam, Migration, Integration
Pamela MaomberaUniversity of PretoriaParenting, Immigration Law, Social Work, Children Mobility
Lesley Marx The Centre for Film& media Studies, University of Cape TownFilm & Media Studies, Adaptation
Wycliffe MautaKenya Forestry Research InstituteClimate Change, Security, Pastoralism, Drylands, Livelihoods
Gerald Chikozho Mazarire Midlands State University, ZimbabweZimbabwe, Decolonization, History, Geography, Restitution, Liberation Movements, Land and Agrarian Reform, Pre-colonial African History
Ali A. Mazrui Former University of Makerere, Uganda and University of Jos, NigeriaDevelopment, Postcolonialism, African & Islamic Studies
Achille Mbembe Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of Witwatersrand, JohannesburgAfrican History, Postcolonial Studies, Biopolitics
Meron MengeshaRepresentative of the Jesuit Refugee ServiceRefugees
Khangelani Moyo School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand JohannesburgSouth Africa, Visual Studies, Architecture, Urban migration policies, refugee politics
Truphena Mukuna Organisation for Social Science in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)Education; Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change, Social Protection, Gender Studies, Vulnerable Populations, Resilience Analysis, Environmental Sustainable Development, Child, Adolescents and Youth affairs
Thecla N. Mulu African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, University of the Western Cape (South Africa)Forced Migration, South Africa, Apartheid
Amy Jo MurrayUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Area SASilence, Social Action
Muchaparara Musemwa School of Social Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand JohannesburgClimate Change, Colonialism, Social Sciences
Elijah Dickens Mushemeza Ankole Western University (Uganda)Education, Governance, Poverty, Conflict, Forced Migration, Security, Oil and Gas, Development
Thabisani NdlovuDepartment of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand JohannesburgTransnational Migration, Identity Politics, Family, Ethnicity, Literature
Basile Ndijo Department of Anthropology, Universite de Douala (Cameroon)Unwanted Patients, Inhospitable Medicine, Medical Discrimination, Homosexuality, Cameroon
Edward Nketiah-Amponsah Economics Department, University of GhanaDevelopment, Labour Migration, Economics, Health
Lorena Núñez Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand JohannesburgMobility, Diversity, Religious Studies, Urbanization, South Africa
Philomena Nyarko Ghana Statistical ServiceDemography, Statistics, Population Studies
Ayo Ojebode University of Ibadan, NigeriaApplied Communication, Development, Media Studies
Ojoniyi Olabode Wale Centre for Performing Art Studies in Education, Osogbo (Nigeria)Theatre and Film Studies, Acting Theory, Performance Analysis
A. R. OladipoTeaching Hospital, University of NigeriaDisability Studies, Health, Trafficking
Joe Olaka-Onyango School of Law, Makarerere UniversityHuman Rights, Constitutionalism, Political Question Doctrine
Samuel Omuor Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of NairobiUrban Development and Governance, Urban Poverty and livelihoods, Urban Food Security and Urban-rural Linkages
Linda Oucho African Migration and Development Policy Centre, NairobiEthnic Relations; Migration and Poverty, Human Trafficking, Gender and Migration, Media and Perception on Immigration, and Human Rights
Germaine Owen University of Cape TownGeography, Water Resource Management, Equity and Social Justice, Gender, Climate Change
Michael Owiso School of Development & Strategic Studies, Maseno University, Kenya; Research & Evidence Facility (REF) on migration in the Horn of AfricaPolitical Science and International Relations; Displacement, Peace Buildung and Conflict Resolution, Multidisciplinary Research
Bernard OwuorKenya Forestry Research InstituteClimate Change, Security, Pastoralism, Drylands, Livelihoods
George Owusu University of Ghana, Department of Geography and Resource DevelopmentGeography and Resource Management; Agricultural Water Management, Water Quality and Quantity Modeling, Urban Flood Simulation Catchment Erosion Modeling, Wetlands Drought and Water Conservation Techniques, Water Supply and Sanitation in Ghana Oil, Water and Environmental Remediation, Soil Quality Modeling Topographic Modeling of Ghana
Robtel Neajai Pailey Former Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellow at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at Oxford’s Department of International DevelopmentCritical Development Studies and Critical African Studies; Political Economy of Development, Migration, Race, Citizenship, Conflict, Post-war Recovery, Governance all with respect to Africa
Ingrid Palmary Department of Sociology, University of JohannesburgGender, Violence and Displacement
Peter Quartey University of Ghana, Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic ResearchStatistical, Social and Economic Research; Private Sector Development, Development Finance, Monetary Economics, Migration and Remittances, Poverty Analysis
Abdul Raheem Department of Epidemology & Community Health, College of Medicine, University of Ilorin, NigeriaPublic Health, Epidemology & Biostatistics, Geriatrics
Didier Ruedin University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Migration and Population Studies, Labour Market, Migration policies, Conflict, Politicization
Joseph Rudigi Rukema University of KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaSocial Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, Natural Disaster, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building, Migration, Political Violence, African Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Rural Development, Regional Integration, Terrorism
Fatima Sadiqi Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez (Morocco)Linguistics, Gender Studies, Transnational Feminisms, Media Studies
Kalyango Ronald Sebba School of Women and Gender Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere UniversityPhilosophy; Migration and Refugees, Gender Based Violence, Social Policy
Aurelia Segatti African Centre for Migration & Society, University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg)immigration policy analysis, public policy, regional policy coherence, local migration dynamics
Mary Boatemaa Setrana University of Ghana, Legon, affiliated to Radboud University of Nijmegen, the NetherlandsMigration Studies; Migration and Ethnic Conflict, Qualitative Research Methods, Peace and Conflict, Democracy, Diaspora, and Homeland Politics
James Suah ShiluePlatform for Dialogue and Peace (P4DP), Liberia, University of Liberia (Sociology Department)Social and Community Studies, Development Studies; Facilitation, Partnership, Development and Peace Research
Sandra Swart Stellenbosch UniversityHistory, Animals, Indigenous People, Social History
Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of GhanaMigration, Decentralization, Gender-related Developmental Issues, Participatory Approaches to Governance, Institutions and Urban Development
Aly Tandian Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, SénégalSociology; International Migration, Cultural Diversity, Gender Studies
Daniel Tevera University of the Western Cape, Department of GeographyUrban Structural Transformation, Urban Management and Service Delivery, Urban Solid Waste Management, Urban Poverty and Livelihoods, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Security, State Led Regional Development Initiatives, Human Mobility, Labour Migration, Remittance Flows
Joseph Kofi Teye Centre for Migration Studies, University of GhanaMigration Studies; Migration and Development, Migration Policy Development, Environmental Change and Migration, Natural Resource Governance, Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa
Vusi Thebe Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of PretoriaDevelopment policy, Governance, Livelihoods, Poverty Reduction, Grassroots Dynamics
Germain Ngoie Tshibambe University of Lubumbash, Democratic Republic of the CongoInternational/Global Studies; Migration and Regional Integration
Fekadu Adugna Tufa University of Addis Ababa University, EthiopiaSocial Anthropology; Identity Studies, Conflict and Conflict Management, Borderland Studies, Land Deals, and Pastoralism
Jo VeareyUniversity of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa, Migration, Transnational Migration
Rebecca WalkerAfrican Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand JohannesburgMigration, Sex Work, Health, Ethnography
Enoch YambillaDepartment of Humanities, SOS – Hermann Gmeiner International College, GhanaGeography
Yang Yang Wits Cities Institute, University of the Witwatersrand JohannesburgVisual Studies, South Africa
Joseph Awetori Yaro Director Regional Institute for Population Studies, Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of GhanaAgrarian Change, Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Economic Conditions and the Environment: Poverty, Environment and Livelihoods, Land Tenure Studies &Transnational Land Deals and Rural Livelihoods, Climate Change Adaptation
Bishar Aden YussufCentre of Education and Development, Somalia; Research & Evidence Facility (REF) on migration in the Horn of AfricaPeace Building, Security, Gender, and Impacts of the Organizational Support in Somalia.
Johan van Zyl Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Thswane (Pretoria)Integrated Rural and Regional Development; International Migration
Papa SowInstitut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire, Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar)International Migration, Gender Studies, Climate Change, Cultural Geography, Marriage, Sustainability, Social Exclusion

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Recent publications

Religion in Spaces of Transit: African Christian Migrant Churches and Transnational Mobility in Morocco

by Johara Berriane

This article was originally published on 16 June 2020 in the Journal of Intercultural Studies. To read the full article, click here.

This article discusses how religious place-making contributes to the mobility and transnational connection of migrants during their periods of transit and fragmented journeys. Based on ethnographic research conducted in Pentecostal Charismatic Christian churches in Rabat and Casablanca, it describes how the establishment of religious places by West and Central African Christian migrants is an outcome of the blockades and ruptures that many of them experience in the buffer zone that Morocco has become. Moreover, this article demonstrates how the religious and social practices within these migrant spaces contribute to the development of mobility in terms of both the sending and receiving nations, as well as the believer’s integration into transnational Charismatic Christian territories. In this context of forced immobility and limited religious freedom, the transnational and decentralised dimensions of Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity have been particularly suitable for stranded Christian African migrants who aim to remain their agency and achieve in a better future, potentially through emigration to Europe.

KEYWORDS: Place-making, transit, African migration, Morocco, border, transnational religion

Johara is a fellow of the transregional research group “The Bureaucratisation of African Societies” run jointly by the German Historical Institute in Paris and the Centre de recherche sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS) in Dakar, Senegal. Her research interests are African mobilities, transnational urban spaces, identity and the bureaucratisation of faith.

How Africa Can Adopt a Pan-African Migration and Development Agenda

by Robtel Neajai Pailey

This article was originally published on 25 February 2019 by the Africa Policy Journal. To read the full article, click here.

Although most African migration is voluntary, safe, orderly, and regular, policymakers tend to pander to popular narratives of an irregular “swarm” of African nationals invading the West. African migration occurs primarily within the continent, representing broader processes of political, economic, and social development by contributing to growth rates, promoting regional economic integration, and fostering trade, investment, commerce, knowledge transfer, and human contact. If harnessed properly, migration could further enhance productivity in agriculture, construction, mining, and services within the continent. Despite its potential, however, intra-Africa migration is hampered by restrictive policies including tight controls around visa access, rights of residency, employment, and citizenship for foreign African nationals. This article presents evidence-based scholarly research and policymaking on drivers, patterns and trends in African mobility, and makes concrete suggestions for how policymakers in the continent can design and implement pan-African migration policies that foster development.

Robtel is a Liberian academic, activist, and author of the anti-corruption children’s books Gbagba and Jaadeh! An earlier draft of this article was written when she served as Ibrahim Leadership Fellow at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 2017 to 2018. Visit www.robtelneajaipailey.com for more information.

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Networks and Advocacy Groups

Association Malienne des Expulsés (AME)

Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE)

Network of Migration Research on Africa (NOMRA)

International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI)

Refugee Research Network (RRN)

The Refugee Outreach & Research Network (ROR-n)

Research and Higher Education Institutes

African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC), Nairobi, Kenya

Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), York University, Canada

Centre for the Study of Forced Migration (CSFM), University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht, The Netherlands

International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)

Kenyatta University Centre for Refugee Studies and Empowerment (KU-CRSE), Nairobi, Kenya

Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Washington, USA

Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford, UK

Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), Cape Town, South Africa

Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR), Brighton, UK