Why people migrate
Prof.Dr. Melissa Siegel
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.