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Hein de Haas

Hein de Haas

Hein de Haas is Co-Director of the International Migration Institute and Associate Professor in Migration Studies. Hein is also a James Martin Fellow and Honorary Professor of Migration and Development at Maastricht University.

Contact:  imi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Research focus

Hein de Haas's research focuses on the linkages between migration and broader processes of human development and globalisation, primarily from the perspective of migrant-sending societies. He did extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and North Africa and, particularly, Morocco.

He has published on a wide range of issues including migration theory, migration and development, remittances and transnationalism, integration, migration determinants, migration futures and the links between migration and environmental change.

Current IMI projects

In 2009, Hein de Haas was awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for DEMIG, a five year (2010-2014) research project on the determinants of international migration.

In 2012, IMI received funding from the Sloan Foundation for a related project, the Drivers and Dynamics of High-Skilled Migration. Hein is also working on the Global Migration Futures project that helps to understand and prepare for changes in international migration over the next twenty years.

He has worked on other IMI projects including THEMIS (Theorizing the Evolution of European Migration Systems), Transatlantic Dialogues on Migration and Development,  and EUMAGINE, which investigates the role of imaginations in shaping migration aspirations.

Background

Hein de Haas has a PhD in social sciences (Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands), an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology and an MA (cum laude) in human and environmental geography (University of Amsterdam).

Before joining IMI in 2006, Hein de Haas held researcher and lecturer positions at the Radboud University of Nijmegen and the University of Amsterdam, and was a visiting fellow to the Forced Migration and Refugees Studies programme of the American University of Cairo. For several years he has taught migration theory at the University of Maastricht.

He acted as consultant or advisor to governments and international organisations including the UK Government Office of Science, EU, UNDP, UNRISD, IOM and Oxfam.

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Publications

Please note that many of the links below are to pdfs. For more publications see www.heindehaas.com.

Articles (since 2005)

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Monographs, edited volumes, special issues

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Book chapters

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Working papers and reports (since 2005)

  • Kubal, Agnieszka, Oliver Bakewell, and Hein de Haas (2011) The Evolution of Brazilian Migration to the UK: A THEMIS Scoping Study. Oxford: International Migration Institute.
  • Kubal, Agnieszka, Oliver Bakewell, and Hein de Haas (2011) The Evolution of Moroccan Migration to the UK: A THEMIS Scoping Study. Oxford: International Migration Institute.
  • Kubal, Agnieszka, Oliver Bakewell, and Hein de Haas (2011) The Evolution of Ukranian Migration to the UK: A THEMIS Scoping Study. Oxford: International Migration Institute.
  • Paoletti, E., H. de Haas, C. Vargas-Silva (2010) The concept and theory of migration scenarios. Oxford: International Migration Institute.
  • de Haas, H., C. Vargas-Silva, and S. Vezzoli (2010) Global Migration Futures : A conceptual and methodological framework for research and analysis. Oxford: International Migration Institute.

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DEMIG Conference

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'Determinants of International Migration' conference. 23–25 September 2014 | Wolfson College, University of Oxford.