Professor in Development Geography, Queen Mary University of London

I am a development geographer whose research spans economic and financial geography, and migration studies, contributing to critical understandings of transnational migration, financialisation and migrants’ financial practices. These interests have been developed in a series of projects investigating the intersections between transnational migration and the shifting nature, politics and sensibility of work in global cities; migrants’ everyday remittance, debt, inheritance and charitable practices; the financialization of remittance intermediaries and financial inclusion and the increased significance of digital finance in migrants’ lives. In addition, I am currently working on a collaborative project developing a shared strategy for funding migration research for the ESRC and AHRC.

My research spans development and economic geography, and migration studies contributing to critical understandings of transnational migration, financialisation and migrants’ financial practices. Challenging interdisciplinary boundaries, my programme of research reflects collaborations with academic colleagues, public policy organisations and migrant/civic institutions.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor in Development Geography, Queen Mary University of London