SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Migration, Mobility and Development Research Cluster Members

Migration Cluster Convenor

Anna Lindley

Academic/Research Staff

Dr Anna Lindley
Research Cluster Member
Anna Lindley
Global migration dynamics, politics and experiences: displacement & refugees; transnationalism & remittances; Somali mobilities; UK immigration policy; detention; access to justice; civic mobilization.
  • Tel: 0207 898 4690
  • Email: al29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 257
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment: Weds 9-11.30 (See below for link)

Professor Laura Hammond
Research Cluster Member
Laura Hammond

Africa; Horn of Africa; refugees and forced migration; post-conflict social integration; violence and conflict analysis; humanitarianism and humanitarian assistance; globalisation, transnationalism, diasporas and remittances; famine and food security; livelihoods in emergency contexts.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4654
  • Email: lh4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 371
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment only. Please email.

Dr Adam Hanieh
Research Cluster Member
Adam Hanieh

Political economy of labour migration, class and capitalism in the Middle East. With a focus on the the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Palestine, and the dynamics of regional accumulation.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4784
  • Email: ah92@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4419
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 2 - 4pm (please see below)
Dr Colette Harris
Colette Harris

Violence and conflict, governance, post colonial state building, Muslim societies, sexualities, (reproductive) health, migration, and community development/transformative education - all explored through a gendered lens. Central Asia, Latin America but currently focus mainly on West and East Africa.


Dr Feyzi Ismail
Feyzi Ismail

NGOs and social movements, politics and development in Nepal and South Asia, global protest and change, alternatives to neoliberalism and imperialism.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4723
  • Email: fi2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4418
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays, 2-3pm
Dr Paolo Novak
Research Cluster Convenor
Staff Silhouette

Trans-nationality with particular reference to migration; refugee regime; borders and NGOs.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4214
  • Email: pn4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 368
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Dr Tim Pringle
Tim Pringle

East Asia, labour relations in China and Vietnam, trade union reform in China and Vietnam, labour and social movements in China, labour migration in China.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4678
  • Email: tp21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 260a
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 1-3pm
Dr Tania Kaiser
Research Cluster Member
Tania Kaiser

East Africa, particularly Uganda and Sudan, West Africa; conflict and development; forced migration; refugees; humanitarian interventions

  • Tel: 020 7898 4484
  • Email: tk51@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 290
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment, https://goo.gl/L4KXfA

Research Students



Ms Karen Schouw Iversen
Karen Schouw Iversen

Senior Teaching Fellow in the department of development studies, teaching Security (Ba) and Issues in Forced Migration. Current PhD candidate in development studies, studying the relationship between activism by internally displaced persons and government policies in Bogota, Colombia.




Department Research Associates



Ms Ms Miriam Nabarro
Miriam Nabarro

Art and theatre in conflict and post conflict settings; psychosocial and humanitarian programming in emergencies, participatory methods, community engagement; political economy of violence and conflict, cultural genocide, resilience and survival, representations of violence, politics of memory. Thematic interests in youth, migration, borderlands, Great Lakes, Sudan, Caucasus and the Balkans. Works with printmaking, photography and performance.