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Hein de Haas

Team Member, Theorizing the Evolution of European Migration Systems

Hein de Haas
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.
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).

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.

He is also working on other IMI projects including Global Migration Futures, Transatlantic Dialogues on Migration and Development, and EUMAGINE, which investigates the role of imaginations in shaping migration aspirations.

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.

Senior Research Officer and James Martin Fellow
University of Oxford

United Kingdom

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