Mireille Paquet is a political scientist and associate professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She researches immigration politics and policy in Canada and in other countries. She manages the Canadian Sanctuary Cities Research projet, funded by the Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC).
Thomas Lacroix is a geographer at CNRS (Migrinter), actually affiliated to the Maison Française d’Oxford. He researches transnationalism, integration and development. Currently, his research focuses on local governance of international migration. He is a fellow at the CIMigration.
Bénédicte Michalon is a geographer at CNRS (Passages). She studies migration and detention practices. Her research focuses on control devices of migration and their effect on the migrant experiences. She is a fellow at CIMigration. She manages with Thomas Lacroix the LOCALAAC project, funded by the CIMigration on urban and rural communities dealing with the welcoming of migrants.
Cyrille Hanappe is an architect and lecturer at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Belleville. He is also the founder of the association Actes & Cités and associated to the AIR Architecture office. His research deals with urbanism and architecture of welcoming cities. He is a fellow at the CIMigration.
Michel Agier is an anthropologist at IRD & EHESS. His research deals with the relations between human globalization, conditions and places of exile and formation of new urban contexts. He is the scientific director of the POLICY department at CIMigration.
Lori Hunter is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder where she is also Director of the CU Population Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science. She is an environmental demographer studying migration-environment connections including related to Mexico‑U.S. migration, as well as in rural South Africa. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Board on Environment and Society, and served as Editor-in-Chief for the subdiscipline’s flagship journal, Population and Environment, for 10 years.
Flore Gubert is a researcher at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and Associate member of Paris school of Economics. She obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Part of her research focuses on migration in West Africa. She is currently involved in two projects on climate change and migration (HABITABLE) and irregular migration in The Gambia (INFOMIGTRAIN). She is also Vice President of the Executive Board of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH).
Päivi Lujala (PhD in Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2008) is Professor of Geography and Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the University of Oulu, Finland. Her research focuses on two broad topics : management of valuable natural resources in the Global South and adaption to climate (change) related natural hazards. Her current research on climate change focuses on climate migration in the Global South and community resilience in Norway.
Katrin Millock is Senior Research Fellow in economics of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Associate Professor at Paris School of Economics. She obtained her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a specialist in environmental and resource economics. Her research has been devoted to evaluating the effects of air pollution taxes and her current research is centered on climate change and development, in particular climate-induced migration.
Lisa Chauvet is Professor of economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne affiliated with the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CES). Her research focuses on development economics and migration. She is co-editor of the Revue d’Economie du Développement and of the Journal of Development Studies, and director of the DYNAMICS department of the Institut Convergence Migrations.
Eric Jennings is Distinguished Professor in the history of France and the Francophone World at the University of Toronto (Canada). He is a specialist in the fields of modern French colonial history. His books include Vichy in the Tropics(Stanford University Press, 2001), Curing the Colonizers (Duke University Press, 2001), Imperial Heights (University of California Press, 2011), Free French Africa in World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and Escape from Vichy : the Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean (Harvard University Press, 2018).
Céline Flory is a historian chargée de recherche at CNRS, and a member of the American Worlds research center, housed at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and of the International Center for the Study of Slavery and Post-Slavery (CIRESC). Her research focuses on indenture and post-slavery Caribbean, more precisely on the social and cultural trajectory of African, Indian and Chinese engagés and their descendants. Her book, De l’esclavage à la Liberté Forcée. Histoire des travailleurs africains engagés dans la Caraïbe française du XIXe siècle (Karthala, 2015 has been granted the Fetkann – Maryse Condé 2015 Research Award.
Emmanuel Blanchard is an associated professor in political science at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and at Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He is a specialist of law enforcement in France and its colony, in particular in Algeria. He authored La police parisienne et les Algériens, 1944 – 1962 (Nouveau Monde, 2011) and Histoire de l’immigration algérienne en France (La Découverte, 2018) and co-edited with Marieke Bloembergen and Amandine Lauro Policing Empires. Social Control, Political Transition, Postcolonial Legacies (Peter Lang, 2017).
Romy Sánchez is a historian chargée de recherche at CNRS, and a member of the Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (Lille). She is a former member of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon and of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Ibériques et Hispaniques (EHEHI) – Casa de Velázquez, in Madrid. Her research focuses on political circulations between Cuba, Spain, the US and the wider Caribbean during the long XIXth century, with a special interest in exiles. She edited, with Jeanne Moisand, Delphine Diaz and Juan-Luis Simal, Exils entre les deux mondes : migrations et espaces politiques atlantiques (Les Perséides, 2015) and Dans l’intimité de l’exil (Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle, 2020).
Claire Zalc is a CNRS research director at CNRS and a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, France). She is principal investigator of the ERC Consolidator LUBARTWORLD project. She has written on topics as various as immigration, the history of persecutions, Jews, business and credit. Her publications include Melting Shops : une histoire des commerçants étrangers en France (Perrin, 2010) and Dénaturalisés. Les retraits de nationalité sous Vichy (Seuil, 2016).
James Nazroo is a former hospital doctor and a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. He is Founding and Deputy Director of the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE, ethnicity.ac.uk) and co-Director of the Synergi Collaborative Centre (synergicollaborativecentre.co.uk). His main area of research concerns ethnic inequalities in health.
Mathieu Ichou is a research fellow at Ined where he is co-head of the International Migrations and Minorities Unit and a member of the Economic Demography Unit. He is also an associate researcher at the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC), Sciences Po, and a fellow of the French Collaborative Institute on Migrations. He is co-investigator of the TeO2 survey and coordinates the ANR 3GEN project on social mobility across three generations in native and immigrant families.
Priscille Sauvegrain is a midwife at the La Pitié Salpêtrière maternity, Paris, and a researcher in Public health in the EPOPé team, Inserm. Her areas of research, based on sociological approaches, are immigrant women’ perinatal health in France and the quality of healthcare they receive. She also chairs the scientific committee of the Collège National des sages-femmes de France and is a member of the Institut Convergences Migrations.
Francesca Sirna is a research fellow at the CNRS, at the Centre Norbert Elias (EHESS-AMU-CNRS), Marseille, and she is also a fellow at the Institut Convergences Migrations. Her main research topics are the migrations of healthcare professionals, gender relations as well as transnational families.
Maria Melchior is Research Director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) (ScD in Social Epidemiology at Harvard University). Her research focuses on social inequalities in mental health, with a particular emphasis on developmental trajectories from childhood to adulthood and the intergenerational transmission of psychiatric disorders. Since 2018, she’s head of the Department of Health at the Convergences Institute on Migrations in Paris.
Mirna Safi is Associate Professor at Sciences Po and Head of Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC). She is interested in immigration, ethnic and racial inequality, discrimination and segregation. Her current research focuses on impact of immigration on ethnoracial stratification in the French society, anti-discrimination policies at the workplace, ethnic minority, residential mobility and locational choice. She recently published Migration and Inequality (Polity Press, 2020).
Sarah Mazouz is a sociologist, researcher at CNRS (Ceraps). She is interested in antidiscrimination, citizenship and nationhood policies, racialization and intersectionality. Her current research focuses on the formalization of the race question in France and other European countries, as well as on whiteness. She recently published Race (Anamosa, 2020).
Tomás Jiménez is Professor of Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. He is also Director of the Undergraduate Program on Urban Studies. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity. His latest book is The Other Side of Assimilation : How Immigrants are Changing American Life (University of California Press, 2017).
Patrick Simon is Director of research at INED and is fellow researcher at the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC) at Sciences Po. He is studying antidiscrimination policies, ethnic classification and the integration of ethnic minorities in European countries. He is chairing the department INTEGER of the Collaborative Institute on Migration, and is a member of the Advisory board of the NCCR program “On the Move” in Switzerland and of the Wissenshaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung.