SOAS University of London

Governance and Compliance Directorate

Richard Black

BA (Oxon), PhD (London), FAcSS
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Overview

Richard Black
Governance and Compliance Directorate

Pro-Director (Research & Enterprise)

SOAS into Senate House

Project Board Member

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Member

Name:
Professor Richard Black
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4002
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
110

Biography

Richard Black is Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise) at SOAS University of London. Prior  to moving to SOAS in 2013, he was founding Head of the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex.  Richard is widely published on issues concerning migration, refugees, development and environmental change.  He was editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies from 1994-2009 and was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2012.  His books include A continent moving west? (Amsterdam, 2010), Targeting Development (Routledge, 2004) and Refugees, Environment and Development (Longman, 1998) and he has recent articles in Nature, Nature Climate Change, and Global Environmental Change. Richard has field experience across various countries of sub-Saharan Africa and southern/south-eastern Europe.

Teaching

Publications

Authored Books

Black, Richard and Pantiru, M. C. and Engbersen, Godfried and Okolski, Marek (2010) A Continent Moving West? EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (IMISCOE Research)

King, Russell and Black, Richard and Collyer, Michael and Fielding, Anthony and Skeldon, Ronald (2010) People on the Move: An Atlas of Human Migration. University of California Press.

Markova, Eugenia and Black, Richard (2007) East European immigration and community cohesion. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, pp. 1-80.

Black, Richard (1998) Refugees, environment and development. Longman, 229pp. (Longman development studies)

Hoggart, Keith and Buller, Henry and Black, Richard (1995) Rural Europe: Identity and Change. London: Edward Arnold.

Black, Richard (1992) Angola. Oxford: Clio Press. (World Bibliographic Series; 151)

Black, Richard (1992) Crisis and Change in Rural Europe: Agricultural Development in the Portuguese Mountains. Aldershot: Avebury.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Black, Richard and Arnell, Nigel and Adger, Neil, eds. (2013) Global Environmental Change, extreme environmental events and ‘environmental migration’: exploring the connections. Elsevier. (Special Issue of Environmental Science and Policy; Vol 21 S 1)

Black, Richard and Arnell, Nigel and Dercon, Stefan, eds. (2011) Migration and Global Environmental Change - Review of Drivers of Migration. Elsevier. (Special Issue of Global Environmental Change; Vol 21, S1)

Black, Richard, ed. (2006) Sustainable Return in the Balkans: Beyond Property Restitution and Policy. Wiley. (Special Issue of International Migaration; Vol. 44 No. 3)

Black, Richard and King, Russell, eds. (2004) Transnational Migration, Return and Development in West Africa. Wiley. (Special Issue of Population, Space and Place; Vol.10 )

Black, Richard and White, Howard, eds. (2004) Targeting Development: Critical Perspectives on the Millennium Development Goals. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Development Economics)

Black, Richard, ed. (1999) The End of the Refugee Cycle? Refugee Repatriation and Reconstruction. Oxford: Berghahn. (Forced Migration)

King, Russell and Black, Richard, eds. (1997) Southern Europe and the New Immigrants. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press.

Black, Richard, ed. (1993) Geography and Refugees: Patterns and Processes of Change. London: Belhaven Press.

Book Chapters

Black, Richard (2011) 'Migration as a public good: can migration work for development?' In: Berendsen, Bernard, (ed.), Common Goods in a Divided World. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, pp. 98-118.

Engbersen, Godfried and Okolski, Marek and Black, Richard and Pantiru, Cristina (2010) 'Introduction: Working out a way from East to West: EU enlargement and labour migration from Central and Eastern Europe.' In: Black, Richard and Engbersen, Godfried and Okolski, Marek and Pantiru, Cristina, (eds.), A Continent Moving West? EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 7-22.

Black, Richard (2006) 'Moving backwards? Migration in sub-Saharan Africa.' In: The politics of migration: a survey. Routledge, pp. 112-129.

Black, Richard (2006) 'Return of refugees: retrospect and prospect.' In: Palestinian refugee repatriation: global perspectives. Routledge, pp. 23-40. (Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics)

Black, Richard and Xiang, Biao and Collyer, Michael and Engbersen, Godfried and Heering, Liesbeth and Markova, Eugenia (2006) 'Migration and development: causes and consequences.' In: The Dynamics of International Migration and Settlement in Europe. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 41-64.

White, Howard and Black, Richard (2004) 'Millennium Development Goals: a drop in the ocean?' In: Targeting Development: Critical Perspectives on the Millennium Development Goals. Routledge, pp. 1-24.

Tiemoko, Richmond and Black, Richard (2004) 'Migration, Retour et Impact en Afrique de l'Ouest.' In: Damon, Jacqueline, (ed.), L'Afrique de l'Ouest dans la compà tition mondiale. Karthala.

Black, Richard (2001) 'Refugees.' In: Desai, Vandana and Potter, Robert B, (eds.), The Arnold companion to development studies. Hodder Arnold, pp. 436-440.

Journal Articles

Adger, W. N. and Arnell, N. W. and Black, Richard and Dercon, S. and Geddes, A. and Thomas, D. G. (2015) 'Focus on environmental risks and migration: causes and consequences.' Environmental Research Letters, 10 (060201).

Gonzalez-Ferrer, A. and Baizan, P. and Beauchemin, C. and Kraus, E. and Schoumaker, B. and Black, Richard (2014) 'Distance, transnational arrangements and return decisions of Senegalese, Ghanaian and Congolese migrants.' International Migration Review, 48 (4). pp. 939-971.

De Caux, Robert and Smith, Christopher and Kniveton, Dominic and Black, Richard and Philippides, Andrew (2014) 'Dynamic, small-world social network generation through local agent interactions.' Complexity, 19 (6). pp. 44-53.

Martin, Maxmillan and Billah, Motasim and Siddiqui, Tasneem and Abrar, Chowdhury and Black, Richard and Kniveton, Dominic (2014) 'Climate related migration in rural Bangladesh: a behavioural model.' Population and Environment, 36 (1). pp. 85-110.

Black, Richard and Collyer, Michael (2014) 'Populations 'trapped' at times of crisis.' Forced Migration Review.

Black, Richard and Arnell, Nigel W and Adger, W Neil and Thomas, David and Geddes, Andrew (2013) 'Migration, immobility and displacement outcomes of extreme events in nature and society.' Environmental Science and Policy, 27 (1). S32-S43.

Kniveton, Dominic R and Smith, Christopher D and Black, Richard (2012) 'Emerging migration flows in a changing climate in dryland Africa.' Nature Climate Change, 2 (6). pp. 444-447.

Black, Richard and Bennett, Stephen R G and Thomas, Sandy M and Beddington, John R (2011) 'Climate change: migration as adaptation.' Nature, 478. pp. 477-479.

Black, Richard and Adger, W Neil and Arnell, Nigel W and Dercon, Stefan and Geddes, Andrew and Thomas, David (2011) 'The effect of migration on global environmental change.' Global Environmental Change, 21 (1). S1-S2.

Wright, Katie and Black, Richard (2011) 'Poverty, migration and human well-being: towards a post-crisis research and policy agenda.' Journal of International Development, 23 (4). pp. 548-554.

Wright, Katie and Black, Richard (2011) 'International migration and the downturn: assessing the impacts of the global financial downturn on migration, poverty and human well-being.' Journal of International Development, 23 (4). pp. 555-564.

Black, Richard and Kniveton, Dom and Schmidt-Verkerk, Kerstin (2011) 'Migration and climate change: towards an integrated assessment of sensitivity.' Environment and Planning A, 43 (2). pp. 431-450.

Black, Richard and Skeldon, Ronald (2009) 'Strengthening data and research tools on migration and development.' International Migration, 47 (5). pp. 3-22.

Black, Richard and Castaldo, Adriana (2009) 'Return migration and entrepreneurship in Ghana and Cote d'lvoire: the role of capital transfers.' Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 100 (1). pp. 44-58.

Smith, Christopher and Kniveton, Dominic and Wood, Sharon and Black, Richard (2008) 'Predictive Modeling.' Forced Migration Review (31). pp. 58-59.

Markova, Eugenia and Black, Richard (2008) 'The experiences of 'new' East European immigrants in the UK labour market.' Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 16 (1). pp. 19-31.

Black, Richard (2007) 'Should governments encourage migration?' Kasarinlan: Philippines Journal of Third World Studies, 22 (1). pp. 173-178.

Black, Richard and Gent, Saskia (2006) 'Sustainable return in post-conflict contexts.' International Migration, 44 (3). pp. 15-38.

Black, Richard and Eastmond, Marita and Gent, Saskia (2006) 'Sustainable Return in the Balkans: Beyond Property Restitution and Policy.' International Migration, 44 (3). pp. 5-13.

Black, Richard and Collyer, Michael and Skeldon, Ronald and Waddington, Clare (2006) 'Routes to illegal residence: a case study of immigration detainees in the United Kingdom.' Geoforum, 37 (4). pp. 552-564.

Black, Richard and Watson, Elizabeth (2006) 'Local community, legitimacy and culture authenticity in post-conflict natural resource management: Ethiopia and Mozambique.' Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 24 (2). pp. 263-282.

Black, Richard and Gent, Saskia (2006) 'Sustainable return in post-conflict contexts.' International Migration, 44 (3). pp. 15-38.

Black, Richard and King, Russell (2004) 'Editorial Introduction: Migration, Return and Development in West Africa.' Population, Space and Place, 10 (2). pp. 75-83.

Schafer, Jessica and Black, Richard (2003) 'Conflict, Peace, and the History of Natural Resource Management in Sussundenga District, Mozambique.' African Studies Review, 46 (3). pp. 55-81.

Black, Richard (2003) 'Soaring remittances raise new issues.' Migration Information Source.

Black, Richard (2003) 'Ethical codes in humanitarian emergencies: from practice to research.' Disasters, 27 (2). pp. 95-108.

Black, Richard (2003) 'Forced migration and sustainable development: post-conflict opportunities in Ethiopia and Mozambique.' Praxis: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security, 18. pp. 31-41.

Black, Richard (2003) 'Breaking the convention: researching the 'illegal' migration of refugees to Europe.' Antipode, 35 (1). pp. 34-54.

Black, Richard (2002) 'Conceptions of 'home' and the political geography of refugee repatriation: between assumption and contested reality in Bosnia-Herzegovina.' Applied Geography, 22 (2). pp. 123-138.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Black, Richard and Koser, Khalid (2001) 'Refugees and transnationalism: the experience of Bosnians and Eritreans in Europe.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 7 (4). pp. 615-634.

Black, Richard (2001) 'Return and reconstruction: missing link or mistaken priority in post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina?' SAIS Review, 21 (2). pp. 177-199.

Al-Ali, Nadje and Black, Richard and Koser, Khalid (2001) 'The limits to transnationalism: Bosnian and Eritrean refugees in Europe as emerging transnational communities.' Ethnic and Racial Studies, 24 (4). pp. 578-600.

Black, Richard (2001) 'Fifty years of refugee studies: from theory to policy.' International Migration Review, 35 (1). pp. 55-78.

Koser, Khalid and Black, Richard (1999) 'Limits to harmonization: The temporary protection of refugees in the European Union.' International Migration, 37 (3). pp. 521-544.

Black, Richard and Sessay, Mohamed (1997) 'Forced migration land-use change and political economy in the forest region of Guinea.' African Affairs, 96 (385). pp. 587-605.

Black, Richard (1996) 'Immigration and social justice: towards a progressive European immigration policy?' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 21 (1). pp. 64-75.

Working Papers / Reports

Black, Richard and Adger, Neil and Arnell, Nigel and Dercon, Stefan and Geddes, Andrew and Thomas, David (2011) Migration and Global Environmental Change: Future Challenges and Opportunities. London: Government Office for Science.

Black, Richard and Sward, Jon (2009) Migration, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Human Development - Human Development Research Paper; 38.

Black, Richard and Kniveton, Dominic and Skeldon, Ronald and Coppard, David and Murata, Akira and Schmidt-Verkerk, Kerstin (2008) Demographics and climate change: future trends and their policy implications for migration. Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, University of Sussex. Working paper T27.

Kniveton, Dominic and Schmidt-Verkerk, Kerstin and Smith, Christopher and Black, Richard (2008) Climate Change and Migration: Improving Methodologies to Estimate Flows. International Organization for Migration. MRS No.33.

Black, Richard and Jones, Larissa and Pantiru, Maria Cristina and Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel and Skeldon, Ronald and Vathi, Zana (2007) Understanding migration as a driver of poverty reduction in Europe and Central Asia. Brighton: University of Sussex. Working Paper C9.

Black, Richard and Gedeshi, I (2006) From Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Mobilising Albania's Skilled Diaspora. United Nations Development Programme.

Black, Richard and Collyer, Michael and Skeldon, Ronald and Waddington, Clare (2005) A survey of the illegally resident population in detention in the UK. London: Home Office Online Report 20/05.

Black, Richard and Natali, Claudia and Skinner, Jessica (2005) Migration and Inequality. World Development Report 2006 Background Papers.

Black, Richard (2004) Migration and pro-poor policy in Africa. Brighton: Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty. Working Paper C6.

Black, Richard and Koser, Khalid and Munk, Karen and Atfield, Gaby and D'Onofrio, Lisa and Tiemoko, Richmond (2004) Understanding voluntary return. London: Home Office Online Report 50/04.

Black, Richard and King, Russell and Tiemoko, Richmond (2003) Migration, return and small enterprise development in Ghana: a route out of poverty? Brighton: Sussex Migration Working Paper no. 9.

Black, Richard and Fielding, Tony and King, Russell and Skeldon, Ronald and Tiemoko, Richmond (2003) Longitudinal studies: an insight into current studies and the social and economic outcomes for migrants. Brighton: Sussex Centre for Migration Research. Sussex Migration Working Paper no. 14.

Ammassari, Savina and Black, Richard (2001) Harnessing the potential of Migration and Return to Promote Development: Applying Concepts to West Africa. Geneva: International Organization for Migration.

Black, Richard (2001) Environmental refugees: myth or reality? United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. New issues in refugee research, working paper 34.

Other

Black, Richard (2003) 'Refugee and asylum-seeker.' Contributions to Encarta Encyclopaedia. Microsoft.

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