The Centre for the Study of Migration benefits from the expertise of colleagues drawn from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science and beyond including academics, post-doctoral and postgraduate students based in the Schools of Geography, English and Drama, Politics and International Relations, Law, Medicine and Dentistry.


The interests of those working with the Centre allow for interdisciplinary dialogue on migration and diaspora aiding the development of multi- and transnational perspectives. Research interests of colleagues range from the historical to the contemporary and include:

  • Diverse processes of migration (temporary, permanent and onward) and settlement in London
  • refugee and migrant health issues, including HIV Aids and TB
  • border controls, populations flows and security
  • low paid work and transnational migration
  • the migration-development nexus
  • religion, society and immigration
  • rights for non-citizens
  • migration and culture
  • representations of migrants in film and photography