I do research on global migration, immobility and transnationalism. My work seeks to explain how migration arises, and how it affects societies, families and individuals. These broad questions have led to research on a range of specialized topics, including migrant smuggling, and remittance transactions, and migration aspirations. My theoretical contributions to migration studies include the aspiration/ability model (2002), the concept of involuntary immobility (2002), the asymmetries of migrant...

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Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research
Disciplines
Methods
Geographies

Roles

  • PRIO

    Research Institute, Oslo, Norway
    Research Professor

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