Migration, identities and governance

Understanding and responding to the movement of people around the world

Colleagues across the School work together to understand and respond to challenges associated with the movement of peoples around the world, shifting perceptions of identity and nation, and global and domestic governance.

We research the diverse factors underpinning movements of individuals and social groups across international boundaries and internally, including human trafficking, asylum seeking, international student and academic mobilities youth mobilities, gentrification, and migration industries. We also ask research questions about governance, state-level challenges, immigration and border policies, and the role of domestic, international, and global institutions and NGOs on the world stage.

Spotlight on: Migration in West Africa

Dr Christina Oelgemoller (Politics and International Studies) has recently embarked upon an exciting new research project on migration in West Africa. The £1.4m project brings experts at Loughborough with others at Birmingham University, to analyse the effect of development on people’s migration aspirations and decisions. 

More details about the project