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Stephen Castles is Research Professor of Sociology, University of Sydney, Australia and Research Associate Director at the International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford, UK. He is a sociologist and political economist, and currently works on migration and development, effects of migration on both origin and destination countries, transnationalism, and social transformation and human mobility at a global level. From 2001-2006, he was Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, and from 2006 to 2009 founding Director of IMI.
Stephen Castles studied sociology at Frankfurt am Main, and took an MA and DPhil at the University of Sussex. He has carried out research on migration and multicultural societies in Europe, Australia and Asia for many years. He has also been involved in community education work in the UK and Southern Africa. Castles taught Sociology and Political Economy at the Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main from 1972-85. From 1986 to 2000 he was Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Multicultural Studies (1986-96) and then Director of the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, at the University of Wollongong, Australia. From 1994 to 2001, Castles helped establish and coordinate the UNESCO-MOST Asia Pacific Migration Research Network. He has been an advisor to the Australian and British Governments, and has worked for the ILO, the IOM, the European Union and other international bodies.
Stephen Castles's recent books include: The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (Fifth Edition, with Hein de Haas (Oxford University) and Mark Miller (University of Delaware), Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014); Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma (with Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Peo Hansen, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006); and Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South (edited with Raúl Delgado Wise, Geneva: International Organization for Migration, 2008).
Mark J. Miller is Emma Smith Morris Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, USA. He has taught there since 1978 and in 2007 received the Francis X. Alison award, the highest honor accorded faculty at the University of Delaware.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and wrote a senior honors thesis on the politics of Palestinian resistance. He spent his junior year at Aix-en-Provence and later received a French government scholarship for dissertation research on immigrant political participation in Western Europe at L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
He is the author or co-author of seven books and has authored or co-authored over one hundred articles, book chapters, monographs and reviews, including several in French and German. Miller has been serving on the editorial board of the International Migration Review since 1982. He was made assistant editor in 1984 and was the managing editor from 1998 to 2005.
Miller has served as the U.S. correspondent to SOPEMI (the OECD’s group of migration experts), drafting their annual report on international migration from 1984-1986. He has also been a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, Labor and Justice, the ILO, the U.N. and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Future of Migration conference held in Paris in 1986.
Miller has testified on developments in European migration policies for Congress and several U.S. commissions. Since 1990, he has lectured on European migration developments at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. He has also contributed to proceedings of the National Intelligence Council. In 2001, he lectured on North American migration questions in Mexico and participated in the Germany Today program, sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany. From 2003 to 2005 and again from 2009 to 2011, Miller served as academic co-director of US Department of State-funded institutes on US foreign and national security policy. From 2008 to 2010, he served on the Immigration Council of the World Economic Forum. He taught at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon in 2005 and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at American University of Cairo in 2012.
Hein de Haas is co-director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) of the University of Oxford and Professor in Migration Studies at Maastricht University. His has published widely on the linkages between migration and broader processes of human development and globalization, primarily from the perspective of migrant-sending societies.