Hein de Haas is Co-Director of the International Migration Institute(IMI) of the James Martin 21st Century School and the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.
His research focuses on the linkages between migration and broader processes of human development and globalisation, primarily from the perspective of migrant-sending societies. He did extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and North Africa and, particularly, Morocco.
He has published on a wide range of issues including migration theory, migration and development, remittances and transnationalism, integration, migration determinants, migration futures and the links between migration and environmental change.
He has a PhD in social sciences (Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands), an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology and an MA (cum laude) in human and environmental geography (University of Amsterdam). For several years he has also taught migration theory at the University of Maastricht.
Before joining IMI in 2006, he held researcher and lecturer positions at the Radboud University of Nijmegen and the University of Amsterdam and was a visiting fellow to the Forced Migration and Refugees Studies programme of the American University of Cairo.
He acted as consultant or advisor to governments and international organisations including the UK Government Office of Science, EU, UNDP, UNRISD, IOM and Oxfam.
In 2009, Hein de Haas was awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for DEMIG, a five year (2010-2014) research project on the determinants of international migration.