Professor Andrew Geddes joined the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield in 2004. He is the lead researcher on the MIGPROSP project. Andrew specialises in the comparative and international analysis of politics and policy-making and has a strong interest in the politics of international migration. His background is political science, but he long ago realised that work on international migration needs to be inter-disciplinary if it is to make sense of one of the world most important issues. His work has tended to focus on the ways in which states respond to international migration, but he has become increasingly interested in the factors that shape these responses such as the understandings held by people in positions of authority within migration governance systems about the influence of economic, political, demographic social and environmental change on future migration governance.
Andrew Geddes has published a large number of books and articles on European and international migration, as well as work on British elections and British relations with the EU. Between January 2008 and September 2011, he was Head of the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. He has been awarded fellowships at the European University Institute (Fernand Braudel Senior fellowship, 20110-12 and Robert Schuman Fellowship, 2012-13) and Free University of Berlin (June-July 2012). Between 2009 and 2011 he was a member of the Lead Expert Group appointed by the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor to oversee production of the report Migration and Global Environmental Change: Future Challenges and Opportunities.
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