1 . Marco Armiero

I am an environmental historian (with a PhD in Economic History), currently working as a Senior Researcher at the National Research Council, Italy.

After two short periods of research at the University of Kansas and Brown University, in the last years I have been working at the Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University, at the Environmental Science, Policy and Management Department, UC Berkeley, and at The Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University, where I was a visiting scholar in 2007-2008. I am now back at The Bill Lane Center thanks to a joint grant I have been awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Italian Research Council. I am working on the environmental effects of mass migrations, using as a case-study Italian immigration in the US West.



2. Nicola Labanca

University of Siena, Italy


Research interests:

History of Africa, History of Italian Colonialism, Empire



3. John McNeill

Georgetown University



Research interests:

World Environmental History



4. Linda L. Ivey, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of History
Coordinator, Public History & Internships
California State University East Bay


Professor Ivey completed her doctoral work on the ecological and social consequences of capitalist agriculture on the Central Coast of California. She is currently working on a book that explores the links among the changing environment, immigration, and class conflict in that region in the early 20th century.  Her article "Ethnicity in the Land: Lost Stories in California Agriculture" is forthcoming in Agricultural History.




5. Simon Maurano

Ph.D candidate: Geography of Development
University of Naples "L'Orientale"
Department of Social Sciences


6. Donna Gabaccia

Professor of History and Director, Immigration History Research Center

University of Minneapolis


Research interests:  


  • International migration studies
  • United States immigration and labor history
  • Comparative women and gender
  • Food studies 

  • World history







    7. Gunvor Jónsson

    International Migration Institute

    University of Oxford


    Gunvor Jónsson is a research assistant at the International Migration Institute (Univ. of Oxford), working mainly on the Programme called ‘African Perspectives on Human Mobility’. Her current research interests include: African perspectives on migration; immobility; transnationalism; cultures of migration; South-South migration; the environment-migration nexus. She is also interested in the building of networks and capacity of African researchers. The regional focus of her work includes Mali and South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gunvor has a degree in Anthropology and for her thesis she conducted fieldwork in Mali on migration aspiration and immobility.



    8. Dan DaSilva


    My name is Dan DaSilva and I am an independent researcher and information specialist on the specific issue of environmental migration. I am currently working in the refugee and immigrant services field in Vancouver, Canada. I hold an M.A. in International Development Studies from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. My research includes international human rights and forced migration. During my graduate studies in Australia, I became interested in the topic of environmental migration due to the strong advocacy efforts by local Australians in response to the nearby Pacific Islanders’ increasing concern of climate change.






    François GEMENNE

    Post-doctoral researcher

    Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Sciences Po



    Research interests:

    Environmentally-induced migration Adaptation to climate change Geopolitics of climate change.






    10. Vikram Espen O. Kolmannskog

    University of Oslo

    Research topics:

    Exploring law relevant to climate change, the environment and human mobility.

    Religious and philosophical background of human dignity and rights.



    11. James Morrissey

    PhD student, University of Oxford


    Research topic:

    Relationship between contemporary urbanisation and historical environmental change in northern Ethiopia.



    12. Michèle Morel

    Ph.D. Researcher
    Ghent University

    Research interest

    Legal protection of environmental migrants, with focus on prevention of displacement



    13. Juliana Bublitz


    Research interests:

    Environmental history of migration in Brazil



    14. Alan Kraut

    American University i Washington, D.C.


    Research interests:

    Immigation and ethnic history, history of medicine, social history


    15. Simone Cinotto


    Simone Cinotto holds a Ph.D. in American History and teaches Twentieth-Century History at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo and Parma (Italy), where he is the Director of the Master Programs in “Food Culture and Communications” and “Italian Gastronomy and Tourism.” He also teaches American History at the University of Turin and Italian American Studies at New York University.


    He has been Visiting Professor of Italian American Studies at the Department of Italian Studies at New York University (2008), Visiting Scholar of the History Department at Columbia University (2007, 2000, 1998), Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University (2004), Visiting Fellow of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University (2000), and Resident Fellow of The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies-Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (2009, 2000, 1998).


    Cinotto is the author of many books and essays, including Una famiglia che mangia insieme: cibo ed etnicità nella comunità italoamericana di New York, 1920-1940 [A Family That Eats Together: Food and Ethnicity in the Italian American Community of New York City, 1920-1940] (2001) and Terra soffice uva nera: viticoltori piemontesi in California prima e dopo il Proibizionismo [Soft Soil Black Grape: Labor, Social Capital, and Race in the Experience of Italian Winemakers in California]—now in translation for New York University Press, “Nation of Newcomers” series. He is the guest editor of a special issue of Voices in Italian Americana on “Consumer Culture and Italian American History” (forthcoming, Spring 2010).


    Cinotto’s research interests include:

    1.         Migration (Identity, Transnationalism, Diaspora, Globalization, Representation, Consumption, and Popular Culture, specializing on Italian immigration to the United States)

    2.         Consumption (History of Consumption and Popular Culture)

    3.         Food Studies (Food History and Anthropology, specializing on the relations between food, place, and identity).



    16. Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud

    Directrice d’Etudes à l’EHESS

    President of the European Society for Environmental History (


    Research interests:

    Environmental history, with a special focus on the history of urban and industrial environment



    17. Ethemcan Turhan

    Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain


    Ph.D. Candidate at the ICTA
    M.Sc. in Environmental Studies in Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering in Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    Research interests

    Social vulnerability, environmental justice, migration, adaptive capacity, political ecology, adaptation policy, climate change policy



    18. Sabrina Perić

    Ph.D Candidate, Harvard University
    Department of Anthropology

    Research Interests: 
    Balkans, Near East, history of resource extraction, industrialization and intellectual production, imperial mobilities, political economy



    19. Onur Inal

    PhD candidate in the History Department of the University of Arizona


    Research interests:

    Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish History, Middle Eastern Environmental History, Urban History



    20. Lori D Barcliff Baptista, Ph.D.

    Visiting Scholar
    The Civic Knowledge Project
    The University of Chicago
    Department of the Humanities


    Lori Barcliff Baptista is presently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago’s Civic Knowledge Project (CKP). As a scholar/arts practitioner, Lori deploys a range of interdisciplinary sources and methods to research, teach and create artistic works that explore the relationships between food, im/migrations, and identities. She is especially interested in the material, aesthetic and expressive dimensions of food in urban environments and relationships between urban and agricultural communities. Her doctoral dissertation assesses some of the many ways that Portuguese and Brazilian immigrants in Newark, NJ’s Ironbound community have used food to assert their presence in a post-industrial cityscape. Lori combines digital video, photography, literature, and an array of non-fiction sources and embodied forms in live performance; she is currently devising a performance that will orient audience members through a virtual tour of Chicago’s south side food deserts. The goal of the performance is to bring together historic precedents, contemporary scholarship and practical strategies that audience members might engage to navigate the inhospitable terrain of neighborhoods with limited access to fresh and healthy foods.


    21. Dr. Jeanette Schade

    Centre on Migration Citizenship and Development
    University of Bielefeld, Department of Sociology

    Research Interest: Environmental Change, Migration and Development








    22. Merle Massie

    PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan.
    A specialist in local history, Massie uses environmental studies as an important aspect of a local landscape and its social, cultural, and economic development. She is particularly interested in the Canadian version of the "Grapes of Wrath," the soldier settlement and Depression migrations within western Canada that led stricken prairie farmers north to the parkland and boreal forest landscapes. Her work examines place history, edge ecosystems, resilience and diversity.


    23. Rémy Tremblay, Ph.D.

    Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les villes du savoir
    Canada Research Chair on Knowledge Cities
    Université du Québec à Montréal

    Rémy Tremblay was born in Québec City and graduated from Laval (Université Laval) where he also obtained his masters degree in Geography. In 2000, he received a PhD in Geography from the University of Ottawa. His work investigates the many sociospatial representations of cities, using qualitative methods. He is also interested in geographical education at the university level, travel behaviour of Quebec tourists, as well as lifestyle migration.
    Between 2002 and 2004, Rémy Tremblay was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS-urbanisation, culture et société) in Montréal. During this two-year period, he did research on the many rankings on North American knowledge-based cities.
    Since June 2005, Rémy Tremblay is professor at Télé-université (University of Quebec at Montrea’s distance learning school). Professor Tremblay is currently Canada Research Chair on Knowledge Cities and director of Équipe de recherche sur les villes du savoir (ERVS - research team on knowledge cities), a laboratory funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). He has been accredited to supervise graduate students in urban studies and tourism at UQAM and INRS-UCS.
    Rémy Tremblay is co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Regional Science, and on the Editorial Boards of Intrventions economiques,and the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development. In addition, he is Fellow (FRGS), as well as Certified Geographer (Cgeog) of the Royal Geographical Society (UK).


    24. Roanne van Voorst

    PhD candidate

    Amsterdam School of Social Science Research


    Originally trained as a journalist in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, Roanne van Voorst started her professional career as a research journalist in different countries. Later, she obtained her Masters in anthropology at the VU Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and worked as a project manager in the field of pro-environmental behaviour.

    Former research focussed on the effects of climate changes for local Inuit communities in Greenland, zooming in on adaptation strategies, socio-economic transitions and migration.

    For her current PhD research at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), Roanne analyses the impacts of increased flooding on the the heterogeneity in individual decision making of Jakarta’s urban poor in situations of risk and structural uncertainty. Her main scientific interests evolve around human behaviour in relation to the environment, social inequality, risk, disaster and hazard.  





    25. Barbara Giovanna Bello

    PhD Student

    University of Milano, Italy


    I am a lawyer and youth trainer, currently finishing my PhD Dissertation on the EU Anti-Discrimination Measures towards the Roma Minority.
    I am enrolled in the International PhD Program in “Law and Society” at the University of Milano. In 2009 I was Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict of the Ruhr Universität in Bochum (Germany). Thanks to a grant I have been awarded by the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), I have been accomplishing the final part of my PhD at the Department of Criminology of this Institute.
    In the last 10 years I have been working as youth trainer in a number of international projects, in cooperation with different Ngos, on such issues as east-west youth migration, gender, asylum and European citizenship. In 2007 I have been admitted in the Pool of Trainers of the Council of Europe – Department of Youth and Sport.
    My research interests cover migration, minorities, gentrification, youth, the intersection of gender and other discrimination grounds, European citizenship and national status.




    26. Maria-Carmen Pantea, PhD

    Babes Bolyai University, Romania

    Research interests:

    Young people and parental migration
    Remaining communities in Eastern Europe

    27. Md Mizanur Rahman, Ph. D.


    Research Fellow

    Department of Sociology

    National University of Singapore


    Research interests:

    Migration issues with a research in progress on climate change and migration in Southern part of Bangladesh






    28. Gabriel Jardim

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro -

    'Psychosociology of Communities and Social Ecology Post-Graduation Program'.

    Research interests:

    'Women, Water and Migration: Vulnerable Territories on Development Projects'.

    29. Dr. Maren Borkert


    International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)




    30. Chanzo Greenidge, PhD

    Diplomats, Inc.

    He has advised several major research institutions and written on topics of innovation and knowledge management, migration and technology, human rights of migrants, migration and globalization, and diasporic culture. His studies at the University of the West Indies, Sciences Po Lyon and the University of Toronto combined international relations, international trade and law, cultural and political studies and language arts.  After short stints teaching International Relations and Migration Studies in the Caribbean (UWI Institute of International Relations: 2007-2008) and the Philippines (Miriam College: 2008-2009), he is currently preparing a manuscript on migration and geopolitics in the Global South.

    Research interests:  
    Globalization. gender and international labour migration; the energy-migration nexus; migration, trade and development; labour migration issues in the Global South.


    31. J. Donald Hughes

    University of Denver
    World Environmental History


    My interest in the history of migration includes but is not limited to:
    (1) Migrations to, and from, the Pacific Islands; (2) The likelihood
    of migrations due to global warming.



    32. Brian Halley, Editor

    University of Massachusetts Press



    33. Fabio Amato

    Geographer, Universita' degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

    Research interests:
    global migrations, urban and social geography, transformations in the places of arrivals and departures, borders




    34. Dr Katherine Foxhall

    Research Associate
    Centre for the History of Science Technology and Medicine
    University of Manchester


    I work on the history of convict transportation and settler migration from Britain and Ireland to Australia in the nineteenth century. I am particularly interested in conceptualising ships as social, medical and environmental microcosms, and voyages as spatial and environmental 'occasions' on a macro scale. In my current work I am exploring how surgeons, convicts and emigrants adapted their ideas about disease as they sailed through different maritime environments en route to Australia. I also have research interests in mining, migration and health, and prison environments (e.g. solitary confinement). Thinking about environmental perception and phenomenology also brought me to the history of migraine, but that is a different story


    35. Teresa Vázquez-Castillo

    Urban Studies and Planning Dpt.

    California State University of Northridge


    I am interested in analyzing the process of land privatization and the effect of land policies on ejidos (form of communal land) communities in Mexico, as ejido land has increasingly provided the physical space to build megaprojects; such was the case of the proposed new airport in Mexico City, which generated the mobilization of local communities that halted the project. Another venue of my research is related to comparative planning between Mexico and the United States and transnational social movements. Domestically, my research has dealt with urban policy and politics, youth and planning, and immigrant and Latino communities in cities and suburbs. Currently, I am conducting research on the effects of urban form, community development, economic policy, infrastructure, and dysfunctional governance on the border city of Ciudad. My latest funded research work involves comparative planning theory, history, and the diffusion of the planning idea in Mexico and in the United States. Finally, I am also working on anti-immigrant measures in different towns and cities in the United States. My photographic work on Ciudad Juárez and the Los Angeles immigrant marches has been displayed in several venues.



    36. Riccardo Ciavolella



    Riccardo Ciavolella is currently a Post-doctoral fellow in Anthropology at the French CNRS on marginality in the Sahel. He is working with the French project ANR ECLIS and the largest international research project on the impact of global climate change in Africa (the African Monsoon Interdisciplinary Analysis, AMMA). In this frame, he has carried out fieldwork in Mali and Benin in collaboration with the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). Such research expands his analysis of the link between environmental crisis, food insecurity, and migration, and of the relationship between vulnerability and political accountability, prolonging his previous researches carried out since the PhD.  Ciavolella's interests focus on the relationship between the state and its margins, and on ecological, social, and economic vulnerability in rural areas (exposure to environmental hazards and food insecurity). In papers, seminars, publications, he has studied mobility as a coping strategy against vulnerability among populations of nomadic origin.




    37. Carlos Enrique Tapia, MD Antropología social 

    Centro de investigación y Desarrollo del Estado de Michoacán

    I'm a mexican anthropologist who make research on international migration Mexico-USA. I live in Michoacan, Mexico, a West-Central mexican state, from which historically move people to US (more than a century ago). I've been studying many different issues (remittances, social networks, the so called culture of migration, etc.) about international migration, but two years ago I began a short project on the relation between migration and environment but in a non ortodox perspective. I've been studying the impact of international migration in local environment (natural, built, productive), which is transformed through the investment of remittances in house construction, roads and many items.



    38. Nancy Lee Peluso

    University of California, Berkeley



    I am a political ecologist. My research is primarily ethnographic and historical. My students and I study the social processes that affect the management of land-based resources. My work explores various dimensions of resource access, use, and control, while comparing and contrasting local, national, and international influences on management structures and processes. I ground my analysis of contemporary resource management policy and practice in local and regional histories. I am particularly interested in how social difference – ethnic identity, class, gender – affects resource access and control.


    39. Makrem Mandhouj

    PHD student in géographie

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tunis


    Research interests:
    I am working on issues of international migration in Tunisia



    40. Giada Dalla Gasperina

    PhD Candidate - School of International Studies
    University of Trento

    Giada Dalla Gasperina is a PhD student at the School of International Studies, University of Trento. She has worked as a trainee lawyer in an international law firm in Milan, specializing in environmental and energy law. She has had internships in the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (Ghent, Belgium) and in Transcrime, Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime (Trento, Italy). She has also worked in Brazil for a drought emergency project. She holds an MA and BA in law (University of Trento) and she was an exchange student at the Huddersfield University (UK).


    Her main research interest is in transnational environmental crime.


    41. Giorgos Kallis


    ICREA Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology,

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Web Page

    Research interests:

    Giorgos Kallis is an environmental scientist working on ecological economics, political ecology and water policy. His research forms part of the inter-disciplinary field of environmental studies, that is, the study of the social and bio-physical causes of environmental degradation. He is an expert in water resources and policy, including droughts, urban water conservation and participatory governance. He is motivated by a quest to cross conceptual divides between the social and the natural domains as in his collaboration with R.Norgaard at the University of California at Berkeley, where they developed the concept of socio-ecological coevolution. He is interested in the political-economic roots of environmental degradation and its uneven distribution along lines of power, income, class or race. His current work explores the idea of sustainable de-growth: a smooth economic downscaling to a sustainable future where we can live better with less.



    42. Christos Zografos

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Institute of Environmental Science & Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

    Christos’ work is within the knowledge area of environmental social science, specialising on the study of environmental governance mainly within the fields of ecological economics and political ecology. His research focuses on the relevance of participation and deliberative democracy for sustainability decision-making and the application of political ecology for studying power and the politics of environmental decision-making. He is currently the Research Co-ordinator of a three-year FP7 EU-funded research project on Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts, and Human Security (CLICO). The project explores the social dimensions of CC, by looking under what conditions hydro-climatic hazards intensify social tensions and conflicts in the Mediterranean and the Sahel or provide a catalyst for cooperation. Apart from research co-ordination, Christos leads a case study on climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the Ebro delta in southern Catalonia (Spain). His past research has examined climate change mitigation (wind energy) conflicts, ecotourism, and the use of discourse analysis (Q methodology) for exploring environmental values. He is the main editor of a recent book on Deliberative ecological economics (Oxford University Press).



    43. Sergio Prieto Díaz

    Coordinador Institucional
    Espacio de Estudios Migratorios-EEM

    Research interests

    Sergio Prieto Díaz (Madrid, 1978) has a degree in Economy (Social specialization, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), is Expert in Inequality, Cooperation and Development (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), and Magister in International Migrations Politics (Universidad de Buenos Aires). He has develop a strong specialization on the migration processes originated in rural areas of the Andean region, involving aspects as productive organization, identity and culture reproduction and transformation, returning, links between origin and destiny, social capital, and gender focus.
    He is also co-founder of the Migration Studies Center, a research group involved both in investigation and social interaction around the world.





    44. Dr.Ipek AKPINAR

    assistant professor
    ITU Faculty of Architecture
    Taskisla building - Taksim, Istanbul


    45. Mike Davis

    Department of Creative Writing
    U.C. Riverside



    46. Valerio Calzolaio

    Indipendent scholar


    Research interests:

    Migrations, desertification, climate change




    47. Christof Mauch

    Rachel Carson Center
    Leopoldstr. 11a, 4. OG, 406
    D-80802 Munich

    Christof Mauch is a historian with an interest in international environmental history as well as 19th and 20th century North American and German history.  He holds a Dr. phil. in literature from Tübingen University (1990) and a Dr. phil. habil. in history from the University of Cologne (1998). From 1999-2007, Christof Mauch was director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. Before that he held positions at Tübingen University, Bonn University, Cologne University, American University, and Georgetown University. He is the Chair (currently on leave) in American History and Transatlantic Relations at Ludwig-Maximilian University, and a Vice-President of the European Society for Environmental History.


    48. Eunice Sueli Nodari

    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina,

    Laboratório de Imigração, Migração e História Ambiental (Labimha)


    Graduate at História from Universidade de Passo Fundo (1976), master's at História from University of California - Davis (1992) and ph.d. at History from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (1999). She has experience in History, acting on the following subjects: práticas sócio-culturais, migração, história ambiental, florestas and oeste de Santa Catarina.



    49. Uwe Lübken

    Rachel Carson Center
    Munich, Germany


    Uwe Lübken is an historian of American and environmental history. He gained his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne and his Habilitation from the Lud-wig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Uwe Lübken has held teaching positions at the uni-versities of Cologne and Munich, and at the Cologne School of Journalism. From 2004 to 2008, he was working as a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. His publications include a prize-winning book on the U.S. perception of the National Socialist threat to Latin America and several edited volumes, special issues, and articles on (American) transnational history and the history of natural hazards and catastrophes. His second book, a history of flooding on the Ohio River, is forthcoming 2011. Currently, Uwe Lübken is a research fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich.






    50. Dr. Franz Mauelshagen

    Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI)
    Essen Germany

    Research Interests:
    Climate and Culture, Climate History from the Little Ice Age up to Global Warming (ca. 1300-2000), economic consequences of climate change and its political handling, environmental history: historical disaster studies, modern history of the media, reformation history


    He is the research coordinator of the project Climate and Culture




    51. Richard Tucker

    School of Natural Resources and Environment
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103 USA

    Research interests:

    Dr. Tucker's research and publications until the mid-1970s centered on nationalist politics in
    British India. Since then he has extended that research into studies of the environmental
    consequences of colonialism and nationalism in British India and other colonial empires. His
    research now centers on the dynamics of environmental change in the tropics, the timber economy
    of tropical Asia and the Pacific Basin, the history of global wildlife conservation, and the roles of
    non-governmental organizations in tropical resource management


    52. David Moon
    Professor of Russian History

    European Society for Environmental History: 

    Regional Rep for Britain and Ireland
    Department of History
    University of Durham
    Durham - UK


    Research interests:

    Russian and transnational environmental history; environmental change in the steppe region, social history of the peasantry and serfdom in Russia




    53. Debojyoti Das
    Graduate Research
    Department of Anthropology and Sociology
    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
    University of London.

    Research interests:

    I am currently interested in the forest history of north East India. I am looking at how development projects are socially constructed and development outcomes are mediated by community leaders, social actors. I am also looking at Community Development Programmes and how the notion of community can be problematic. I am also interested in landscape history and photographic memories of nature.Similarly I am interested in colonial images which can be used to reconstruct nature from a historical chronology.





    54. Andrea Luca Balbo

    C/Egipcíaques 15
    08001 Barcelona SPAIN


    Research interests:
    The focus of my reserach is the interaction between environment and society. I concentrate on climate- sensitive regions, where climate shifts affect environmental and social change (deserts, high latitudes, the Mediterranean). I use an interdisciplinary geoarchaeological approach including the study of soils and sediments, geomorphology and micromorphology.

    (Geoarchaeology, Climate change, Environmental change, Social change, Archaeological site formation, Domestication process, Use of resources, Holocene, Migrations)



    55. Ruben Fernandez Vela

    Dept. of Political Science, University of Malaga, Spain


    Research Interests: I've always been interested in everything related to the environment - especially climate change - and migration, which is whyafter I rejected in principle the possibility to do my PhD on "Environmental Policy"and start scratch to do it on "ecoethics" - which combine - the all my interests(political science, anthropology, environment, immigration and ethics). I'm also currently looking for a supervisor (either national or international, that fitswith my interest) to carry out my research.




    56. Sara Memo

    PhD Candidate at School of International Studies, University of Trento


    Research Interests: She has a European MA in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Inter-University Centre of Lido-Venice (2007) and an MA from the University of Padua in Political Science specializing in Institutions and Politics for Human Rights and Peace (2006). She was a researcher for the Children’s Ombudsman of the Veneto Region and for the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua from 2005 to 2009. She has published in the areas of politics and human rights with a focus on children. She is currently researching on the area of comparative public law and international law with a specific interest on the legal status of Roma and Sinti in Europe.



    57. Pauline Brücker

    Chargée d'études Migrations et Droits de l'Homme
    Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)


    Pauline Brücker is a Migration Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). Her current research focuses on the linkages between environment and migration, in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, and the normative protection gaps of environmentally displaced persons.


    She also researches on migration governances’ gaps at large, on the externalization of migration control and the management of mixed migration flows. She pursued field researches on environmental migration related policy and legal challenges in Bangladesh.

    Her PhD research will question the impact of environmental changes, especially drought and desertification, on migration patterns in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.





    57. Fei Sheng (Fisher Fei)
    Ph.D Student in History Department, Peking University, China.
    Visiting Fellow in Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australia National University, Australia.

    Research interests: Asia Pacific History, Mining Environmental History, Migration and Environmental Change; Australian Gold Rush Environmental History and Chinese on Goldfield




    58. Inês Vieira

    Ph.D. student on Human Ecology (Faculty of Social Sciences
    and Humanities, New University of Lisbon)

    Research Grant - CesNova - GT3
    Lisbon, Portugal

    Research project on Environmental immigrants in the European context (Portugal and Italy as broader contexts of  study).




    59. Andrew Baldwin

    Lecturer in Human Geography
    Department of Geography


    Durham University

    United Kingdom


    Research interests: Andrew Baldwin’s current research focus is on the meaning of environmental citizenship in the post-9/11 era. His work approaches the meaning of environmental citizenship as a site-specific phenomenon as opposed to a purely textural one and touches on a number of empirical sites, including boreal forest conservation in northern Canada, environmental migration and climate change and security. This work draws extensively from postcolonial theory, critical ‘race’ theory and geographic theorizing on nature and space.




    60. Jacqueline Meijer-Irons, MPA
    PhD Student, Evans School of Public Affairs
    University of Washington


    Research interests: I am studying out-migration due to environmental factors




    61. Teresa de Sant

    Università di Torino


    Research Interests: environment effects of migrations on the economies of Mediterranean countries




    62. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
    Professor of Sociology 
    University of Southern California


    Research interests: gender and migration, informal sector work, and religion and the immigrant rights social movement. Most of her studies focus on Mexican and Central American immigrant communities, but she has also researched Muslim American immigrants in the post-9/11 era.





    63. Loredana Polezzi

    Associate Professor

    Dept. of Italian, The University of Warwick



    Research interests: Travel writing, Colonial and Post-Colonial Italian Writing

    Her research focuses on the history of travel writing and the connection between geographical and social mobility on the one hand and, on the other, the theories and practices of translation. Her interest in translation and mobility is also reflected in the special issue of The Translator devoted to ‘Translation, Travel, Migration’ (Autumn 2006), which she guest-edited. She is currently working on a monograph devoted to representations of Africa produced by Italian travellers during the colonial and post-colonial period. A series of articles on this topic have already appeared in journals such as Modern Italy, Italian Studies, Anglistica, Romance Studies. She is co-editor, with Jennifer Burns, of Borderlines: Migrazioni e identità nel Novecento (Isernia: Cosmo Iannone Editore, 2003) and, with Charlotte Ross, of In Corpore: Bodies in Post-Unification Italy (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson, 2007).

    Synergies between Loredana Polezzi’s research on the literature of Italian colonial and economic emigration and Burns’ research on immigration literature have led to the creation of a module on these subjects in the Birmingham-Warwick MA in Italian Studies. 




    64. Andrea C. S. Berringer

    Ph.D. candidate 

    Louisiana State University

    Baton Rouge 

    Research Interests: Migration due to Climate Change and other forms of Forced Migration: Refugees, Livelihoods, Development induced displacement, Internally Displaced Persons, Disaster Induced Displacement, the Disaster and Development Aid nexus, AOSIS and SIDS Issues, and Gender and Migration.



    65. Rebecca Hofmann
    Rachel Carson Center
    München, Germany


    Research interests: cultural anthropology, geography and Spanish philology at the University of Freiburg and in Seville, Spain. Her final thesis was on competitive resource strategies of Native Alaskans. During the last two years of her studies, she did research for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research-funded project entitled “Research for the Sustainable Development of the Megacities of Tomorrow: Energy and Climate-efficient Structures in Urban Growth Centers,” working on the subproject titled “Hyderabad as a Megacity of Tomorrow: Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition towards Sustainable Hyderabad – Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies by Changing Institutions, Governance Structures, Lifestyles and Consumption Patterns.” In December 2010 she joined the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society where she works in the BMBF funded project “Climates of Migration - Historical Intersections of Climate Change and Environmental Migrations”. Her PhD project deals with Micronesian perceptions of spatiality and migration in a changing climate and is a continuation of her research interests in perception of risk and disaster, climate adaptation and environmental migration.




    66. Bruno Venditto


    Naples -Italy


    Bruno Venditto is a researcher affiliated to the Institute for the Studies of the Mediterranean Societies, after graduating in Economic has completed his study in development economics and has an MA (Econ) from the University of Manchester (England). Since 1999 has combined economic research with the implementation and management of developmental projects in several African countries (Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique). He has also spent two years as National Expert in the NSA sector at the Delegation of the European Union in Nigeria. He is particularly  interested in analysing the migration movements in the African context and the movements of migrants from this continent to Europe. Lately he has expanded his research interests on the study of the new form of migrations such as the transit migration and those determined by the changes in the environment, where the environment is approached in more holistic way rather than simply considering the effects of climate changes on the movements of people.



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