Maria Sobolewska is a Senior Lecturer in Politics (Quantitative Methods) at the University of Manchester and a member of CoDE www.ethnicity.ac.uk. She completed her doctorate on the political attitudes and voting of ethnic minorities in Britain at the University of Oxford. She works on the political integration and representation of ethnic minorities in Britain, public perceptions of integration, and the production and framing of public opinion of British Muslims. She has been part of the team conducting the Ethnic Minority British Election Survey in 2010 and is currently part of the PATHWAYS project: a seven country study of the descriptive and substantive representation of immigrant-origin minorities headed by Prof Thomas Saalfeld, University of Bamberg.
Katharyne Mitchell is Professor of Geography at the University of Washington. She is the author of Crossing the Neoliberal Line: Pacific Rim Migration and the Metropolis, and editor of Practising Public Scholarship: Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy. Mitchell’s current research, on migration and the spaces of sanctuary in Europe, is made possible by fellowships from the Brocher Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Serhat Karakayali is Researcher at the Berlin Institute for Migration Research, Humboldt University. Before that he was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Halle, where he taught sociological theory. He completed his dissertation on the history of illegal immigration in Germany as a scholarship holder of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation. In the past few years his research has focussed on different forms of solidarity with migrants and refugees.
Christopher Fowler is Assistant Professor of Geography and Demography at Penn State University. His research interests are centered on how benefits get distributed when cities spend money with a particular focus on processes of neighborhood change and stability linked to economic development programs.
Mirjam de Bruijn is professor in African Studies at Leiden University. She is a researcher at the African studies centre. Her recent research delves into the various ways we can understand new ICTs (mobile telephony, social media) in mobile and urban societies in Africa. Her research is historical-anthropological and has a firm valorization component.
Magdalena Nowicka is professor of migration and transnationalism at the Institute of Social Sciences and member in the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), both at the Humboldt University. Her current project is “Transforming Migration. Transnational Transfer of Multicultural Habitus” (www.transformig.hu-berlin.de).
Her publications include The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism (edited with Maria Rovisco, Ashgate 2011) and numerous articles and book chapters on conviviality, cosmopolitanism and migrant transnationalism.
Agata Lisiak is postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt University’s Institute of Social Sciences and lecturer at Bard College Berlin. She is the author of Urban Cultures in (Post)Colonial Central Europe (Purdue University Press 2010), as well as articles and book chapters on media representations of the city, cultural memory, gender and migration, and everyday life in the city. Her current research project is entitled “Immigrant Mothers as Agents of Change”.
Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome is Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, United States. Her research interests include: Diaspora studies and contemporary African immigration; globalization and gender relations with a focus on Africa within the world economy; gender, politics and governance; Sub-Saharan African political economy, democratization and economic liberalization.
Moria Paz is a legal scholar focusing on the intersection of minorities, immigrants, international law, and human rights. She is currently working on two books, Network or State? International Law and The History of Jewish Self-Determination (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) and The Law of Strangers – Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought (co-edited with James Loeffler) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016). In 2015, her paper, Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration and Border Walls was selected as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to immigration law in a review published by Jotwell. In 2014, her paper, the Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language won the Law & Humanities Interdisciplinary Writing Competition and was selected by European Journal of International Law for its New Voices selection for 2014. In 2013, her paper The Failed Promise of Language Rights, was recognized in the New Voices Panel of the American Association of International Law (ASIL) and was selected for the Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. She also won the Laylin Prize for most outstanding paper in international law awarded by Harvard Law School (2007). Her papers have appeared in multiple journals, including Harvard International Law Journal, European Journal of International Law, and the American Society of International Law. Moria Paz is a Fellow at Stanford Law School. She received her S.J.D. doctoral degree from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she was awarded a number of fellowships, including at the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, The European Law Research Center, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Before Harvard, she attended The School of Oriental and African Studies at The University of London (England) and Beijing Normal University (China).