Director’s Activities | Professor James Hollifield

Summer, 2015

      • On 2 July, Professor Hollifield gave the keynote address on “The Migration State in the Global South” for a conference on ‘Migration, Mobility and Membership’ at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London.


      • On 10 July at the 22nd International Conference of Europeanists in Paris, the 3rd edition of Migration Theory: Talking Across Disciplines was the subject of two roundtables “Importing and Exporting Migration Theory across Continents.”  Panel one was on “Importing North American Theory in Europe” and Panel two was on “Exporting European Migration Theory to Asia.”


Migration Theory
Talking across Disciplines, 3rd Edition

During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among host countries around the world. To remedy the tendency of scholars to speak only to and from their own disciplinary perspective, this book brings together in a single volume essays dealing with central concepts and key theoretical issues in the study of international migration across the social sciences. Editors Caroline B. Brettell and James F. Hollifield have guided a thorough revision of this seminal text, with valuable insights from such fields as anthropology, demography, economics, geography, history, law, political science, and sociology. Read More

21917D_068_HollifieldDr. James F. Hollifield, Director of the Tower Center, has been appointed as a Public Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. for 2015-2016.

During his sabbatical at the Wilson Center, Professor Hollifield will be completing a book entitled THE MIGRATION STATE, a study of how states manage migration for strategic gains.

Dr. Joshua Rovner, Tower Chair and Director of Studies will serve as interim director in Professor Hollifield’s absence.