|Post:||Senior Lecturer in Geography (Geography, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, International Development)|
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Michael Collyer is Senior Lecturer in Geography. During the 2012/13 academic year he has a Fulbright scholarship and will be based in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, Seattle. Before his appointment as lecturer at Sussex he held a three-year Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship, based at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was previously a Nuffield Foundation New Career Development Fellow at Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tétouan, Morocco. He completed his PhD, on the dynamics of the Euro-Algerian migration system, in 2002.
Michael is primarily a political geographer with an interest in the relationship between people on the move and states. His research focuses on three areas: 1. undocumented migration, detention and return; 2. forced migration, internal displacement and refugee movement; 3. the geopolitics of migration control.
Recent research projects have concerned undocumented migrants and refugees in Morocco, constructions of transnational space in the Moroccan diaspora, the resettlement process as experienced by refugees from Kenya in Brighton, the impact of external conflict on refugees in the UK and internal displacement, readmission and return in Sri Lanka. Research has been funded by the ESRC, European Commission, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Nuffield Foundation and British Academy, amongst others.
His current research includes continuing work on 'Migration, Inequality and Social Change' in Sri Lanka, undocumented migration in the Euromediterranean region, funded by the European Commission, in collaboration with the Institute for Public Policy Research and work with UNHCR on Fragmented Migration, particularly in the context of political transitions in North Africa. During 2012/13 he is drawing these research interests together in a project on the geopolitics of migration.
Michael teaches in the Geography Department and on the MA in Migration Studies. In the 2012/13 academic year he will be on sabbatical at the University of Washington, Seattle.
During the academic year 2012/13, Michael will not be available for student consultation.
Collyer, Michael (2012) Migrants as Strategic Actors in the EU's Global Approach to Migration. Global Networks, 12 (4). pp. 505-524. ISSN 1470-2266
Pathirage, Jagath and Collyer, Michael (2011) Capitalising social networks: Sri Lankan migrants to Italy. Ethnography, 12 (3). pp. 315-333. ISSN 1466-1381
Collyer, Michael and de Haas, Hein (2011) Developing Dynamic Categorisations of Transit Migration. Population, Space and Place, 18 (4). pp. 468-481. ISSN 1544-8452
Collyer, Michael, Binaisa, Naluwembe, Qureshi, Kaveri, McLean Hilker, Lyndsay, Oeppen, Ceri, Vullnetari, Julie and Zeitlyn, Benjamin (2011) The impact of overseas conflict on UK communities. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.
Collyer, Michael, Düvell, Franck and de Haas, Hein (2011) Critical Approaches to Transit Migration. Population, Space and Place. ISSN 1544-8444
Collyer, Michael (2010) Stranded migrants and the fragmented journey. Journal of Refugee Studies, 23 (3). pp. 273-293. ISSN 0951-6328
Collyer, Michael, Cherti, Myriam, Lacroix, Thomas and van Heelsum, Anja (2009) Migration and Development: The Euro-Moroccan Experience. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35 (10). pp. 1555-1570. ISSN 1369-183X
Collyer, Michael (2008) The reinvention of political community in a transnational setting: framing the Kabyle citizens' movement. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31 (4). pp. 687-707. ISSN 0141-9870
Collyer, Michael (2008) Emigration, immigration, and transit in the Maghreb: externalization od the EU policy? In: North Africa: politics, region and the limits of transformation. Routledge, pp. 159-178. ISBN 9780415429207
Collyer, Michael (2007) In-between places: trans-Saharan transit migrants in Morocco and the fragmented journey to Europe. Antipode, 39 (4). pp. 668-690. ISSN 0066-4812
Collyer, Michael (2006) Transnational political participation of Algerian migrants: a civil society abroad? Political Geography, 25 (7). pp. 836-849. ISSN 0962-6298
Collyer, Michael (2006) Migrants, migration and the security paradigm: constraints and opportunities. Mediterranean Politics, 11 (2). pp. 255-270. ISSN 1362-9395
Baily, John and Collyer, Michael (2006) Introduction: Music and Migration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32 (2). pp. 167-182.
Collyer, Michael (2006) Undocumented sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco. In: Mediterranean transit migration. Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, pp. 129-146. ISBN 8776051412
Collyer, Michael (2005) The search for solutions: achievements and challenges. Journal of Refugee Studies, 18 (3). pp. 247-257. ISSN 0951-6328
Collyer, Michael (2005) When do social networks fail to explain migration? Accounting for the movement of Algerian asylum seeks to the UK. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31 (4). pp. 699-718. ISSN 1369-183X
Collyer, Michael (2005) Secret agents: anarchists, Islamists and politically active refugees in London. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 28 (2). pp. 278-303. ISSN 0141-9870