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The Migration Conference Executive Committee

  • Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci, Centre for Transnational Business & Management, Regent’s University London, UK (Chair)
  • Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen, Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University, USA
  • Prof Philip L Martin, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California Davis, USA

The Migration Conference Transnational Advisory Committee

  • Prof Deborah Anker, Harvard University, United States
  • Prof Gudrun Biffl, Krems, Austria
  • Prof Lucinda Fonseca, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof Elli Heikkila, Migration Institute of Finland, Finland
  • Prof Beatrice Knerr, Kassell University, Germany and Hefei University, China
  • Prof Markus Kotzur, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Prof Apostolos G Papadopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Prof João Peixoto, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof Michela C. Pellicani, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

The Migration Conference Scientific Committee

Africa

  • Prof Mohamed Khachani, AMERM & University of Rabat, Morocco
  • Dr Rania Rafik Khalil, The British University in Egypt, Egypt
  • Dr Sadhana Manik, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Prof Claude Sumata, National Pedagogical University, DR Congo
  • Dr Ayman Zohry, Egyptian Society for Migration Studies, Egypt

Americas

  • Dr Bharati Basu, Central Michigan University, USA
  • Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen, Ohio State University, USA
  • Dr José Salvador Cueto-Calderón, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Dr Ana Vila Freyer, Universidad Latina de México, Mexico
  • Dr Pascual Gerardo García-Macías, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
  • Dr Torunn Haaland, Gonzaga University, USA
  • Prof Liliana Jubilut, Universidade Católica de Santos, Brazil
  • Prof Philip L Martin, University of California Davis, USA
  • Dr Eric M. Trinka, James Madison University, USA
  • Karla Angélica Valenzuela-Moreno, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
  • Dr Hassan Vatanparast, Saskatchewan University, Canada
  • Prof Rodolfo García Zamora, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Dr Monette Zard, Columbia University, USA

Asia-Pacific

  • Prof Ram Bhagat, International Institute for Population Sciences, India
  • Dr Amira Halperin, University of Nottingham Ningbo, P.R. China
  • Dr Sadaf Mahmood, Government College University, Pakistan
  • Dr Shweta Sinha Deshpande, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, India
  • Prof Nicholas Procter, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Dr Ruchi Singh, Prin.L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, India
  • Dr AKM Ahsan Ullah, University Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Dr Zhongwei Xing, University of Technology Brunei, Brunei
  • Dr Xi Zhao, Hefei University, P.R. China

Eastern Europe

  • Dr Merita Zulfiu-Alili, South East European University, N. Macedonia
  • Dr Olga R. Gulina, RUSMPI- Institute on Migration Policy, Russia
  • Dr Tuncay Bilecen, Kocaeli University, Turkey, UK
  • Prof Dilek Cindoglu, Izmir Technology University, Turkey
  • Dr Yaprak Civelek, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Dr Z. Banu Dalaman, Istanbul Ayvansaray University, Turkey
  • Prof Vladimir Iontsev, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
  • Dr İnci Aksu Kargın, Uşak University, Turkey
  • Dr Oksana Koshulko, Alfred Nobel University, Ukraine
  • Dr Murat Lehimler, Urban Development and Social Research Association, Turkey
  • Dr Armagan Teke Lloyd, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
  • Dr Vildan Mahmutoğlu, Galatasaray University, Turkey
  • Dr Nermin Oruc, Centre for Development Evaluation and Social Science Research (CDESS), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dr Gökay Özerim, Yaşar University, Turkey
  • Prof Irina Savchenko, Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Prof Ali Tilbe, Tekirdag Namik Kemal University, Turkey
  • Dr Fethiye Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey
  • Dr Onur Unutulmaz, Ankara Social Sciences University, Turkey
  • Dr Deniz Eroglu Utku, Trakya University, Turkey
  • Dr Pınar Yazgan, Sakarya University, Turkey

Europe

  • Dr Nirmala Devi Arunasalam, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Dr Bahar Baser, Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Dr Gülseli Baysu, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Prof Petra Bendel, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Dr Gul Ince Beqo, University of Bari, Italy
  • Prof Aron Anselem Cohen, University of Granada, Spain
  • Dr Martina Cvajner, University of Trento, Italy
  • Dr Carla de Tona, Independent Researcher, Italy
  • Dr Sureya Sonmez Efe, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Dr Deniz Cosan Eke, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Dr Alina Esteves, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Dr Sarah E. Hackett, Bath Spa University, United Kingdom
  • Dr Serena Hussain, Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Prof Monica Ibáñez-Angulo, University of Burgos, Spain
  • Prof Markus Koller, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Dr Emre Eren Korkmaz, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Prof Jonathan Liu, Ming-Ai (London) Institute, United Kingdom
  • Dr Altay Manço, Institut de Recherche, Formation et Action sur les Migrations, Belgium
  • Dr A. Erdi Öztürk, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Isabella Piracci, Avvocatura Generale dello Stato, Rome, Italy
  • Dr Sahizer Samuk-Carignani, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Prof Giuseppe Sciortino, University of Trento, Italy
  • Dr Caner Tekin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Irene Tuzi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Dr Emilia Lana de Freitas Castro, Berlin, Germany
  • Dr Ülkü Sezgi Sözen, University of Hamburg, Germany

Near East

  • Dr Rania M Rafik Khalil, The British University in Egypt, Egypt
  • Dr Simeon Magliveras, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Bradley Saunders, American University of Bahrain, Bahrain
  • Dr Paulette K. Schuster, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
  • Dr Omar Al Serhan, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr Md Mizanur Rahman, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Dr Liat Yaknich, Beit Berl College, Israel

The Migration Conference Local Organisation Committee

  • Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent’s University London, UK (Chair)
  • Dr Nirmala Devi Arunasalam, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Dr A. Erdi Öztürk, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Dr Aytac Yerden, Gedik University, Turkey (IT)
  • Ege Cakir, Middle East Technical University, Turkey (Admin)
  • Nihal Yazgan, Transnational Press London, UK (Admin)

All questions about the conference should be emailed to migrationscholar@gmail.com.


The Migration Conference is organised by Migration Letters and administered by an executive committee and supported by an advisory board. To achieve the objective of providing a platform for intellectual discussion among scholars and practitioners, TMC relies on the collaboration of recognized scholars and institutions who voluntarily collaborate every year.