Effects of migration

  • Author
    Prof. Dr. Melissa Siegel
  • Level
  • Video time
    45 minutes
  • Language


The purpose of this course is to bring information about migration around the world to the broader public. Prof. Dr. Melissa Siegel is a Migration Studies Professor and have worked in the area of migration all over the world for many years. These short videos explaining the basics of migration, myths and misconceptions about migration, clips “from the field” or her travels, and new evidence and research in the field of migration ( including guest experts in the field). 

Course contents

Prof. Dr. Melissa Siegel

Professor of Migration Studies
Maastricht University / UNU-MERIT

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Melissa Siegel is a Professor of Migration Studies and Head of Migration Studies at Maastricht University and the United Nations University-MERIT. She is Co-Director of the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE), and is a Research Associate at the Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. She is also on the advisory board of the Migration Policy Center, EUI. She has done visiting research fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Oxford. She has advised, worked on or headed projects for several governments and international organisations and is regularly involved in migration-related trainings/capacity building for governments and international organizations while teaching at the Bachelor, Master and PhD level. Her main research interests lie in the causes and consequences of migration with a strong emphasis on the linkages between migration and development.​