Advisory Board


Dr. Ingrid Boas is an associate professor and research coordinator at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University (Faculty of Social Sciences). Since 2007 she conducts research on the subject of environmental change and human mobility, focusing on the everyday, trans-local and geopolitical realities characterizing this relation. Her previous personal grant project (Veni) was on environmental mobility in the digital age, for which she conducted research in Bangladesh and Kenya. Her current research programme, funded by the Netherlands Research Organisation (Vidi personal grant) is on climate change-related mobilities in borderland contexts, involving research in the Bengal, West African, and Pacific borderlands. She is also a supervisor of numerous master and PhD researchers, and serves as an expert for the UN and several NGOS.


Prof. Jane Freedman is a British-French sociologist and international relations scholar. She is known for her research on issues relating to gender, violence, conflict and migration, including sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflicts and against migrants and refugees.    


Prof. François Gemenne is a Belgian political scientist and researcher, temporary lecturer at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and the Director of the Hugo Observatory dedicated to environmental migration at the University of Liège in Belgium. He is a co-author of the sixth IPCC report, and specializes in environmental and climatic migration issues and policies for adaptation to global warming.


Antoine Pécoud is a Professor of Sociology at the University Sorbonne Paris Nord, France and the Director of the POLICY department at the Institut Convergences Migrations in Paris. His research focuses on global migration governance and the role of international organisations in migration policy. 


Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University. In 2023, Anna took on the additional role of scientific director for a new $98.6 million project, Bridging Divides, awarded to TorontoMet by the Government of Canada through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). Prior to joining TorontoMet, she was based at the European University Institute where she held a Robert Schuman Chair on Global Pluralism. She is Editor of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Chair of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee, and member of the IMISCOE Board of Directors. An internationally recognized sociologist and migration policy expert, Anna’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the governance of migration and asylum; the management of cultural diversity, nationalism and identity issues; and, overall, the contemporary challenges of migration and integration across different world regions. In 2021, the University of Liège awarded Anna a doctorate honoris causa in recognition of her contribution to migration scholarship. Her recent authored books include What is Europe (with R. Gropas, 2nd edition, Routledge, 2022) and Rethinking Migration and Return in Southeastern Europe (with E. Gemi, Routledge, 2021). 


Prof. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden is the Director of Research Emeritus at the CNRS. She teaches at Sciences Po. She holds a PhD in Political Science (Sciences Po) and is the author of numerous books and journal articles on migration and migration policy.