Curriculum/subject area

Social Science/Social Policy

Current work administrative and professional duties/roles

Co Leader, Health and Social Research cluster and Co-Director Social Policy Research Centre



  • Kofman, E., A. Phizacklea, P. Raghuram and R. Sales Gender and International Migration in Europe: employment, welfare and politics, Routledge, 2000
  • Hemelryk Donald, S., Kofman, E. and Kevin, C. (eds) Branding Cities Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change, Routledge, NY and London, 2009
  • Kofman, E. and G. Youngs (eds) Globalisation: Theory and Practice, Pinter, 1996, 2nd. ed. Continuum, 2003, 3rd.ed. 2008
  • L. Staeheli, E. Kofman and L. Peake (eds) Mapping Women, Making Politics: Feminist Perspectives on Political Geography, New York, Routledge 2004 (awarded the Julian Minghi prize by the American Political Geography Speciality Group for the best research monograph of the year).
  • Elden,S. E. Lebas and E. Kofman (eds) Henri Lefebvre: selected writings, Continuum, 2003
  • Kraler, A. Kofman, E. Kohli, M. and Schmoll, C. (eds) Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration, University of Amsterdam Press, 2012


Kofman, E. and Raghuram, P. ‘The implications of migration for gender and care regimes in the South’, in K. Hugo and N. Piper (eds) South-South migration: Implications for Social Policy and Development, Palgrave, 2010, pp. 46-83

  • Kofman, E. 'Gendered migrations and the globalisation of social reproduction and care: new dialogues and directions' in E. Schrouver and E. Yeo (eds) Gender and Migration in global, historical and theoretical perspective, ch. 3, Routledge, 2010, pp.
  • Kofman, E. 'Managing migration and citizenship in Europe: towards an overarching framework' in C. Gabriel and H. Pellerin Managing Labour Migration, Routledge, 2008, pp. 13-26
  • Kofman, E. and Meetoo, V 'Family migrations' in International Organization for Migration World Migration 2007: Managing Labour Mobility in the Evolving Global Economy, ch. 6, IOM Geneva, 2008
  • Kofman, E. Stratifikation und aktuelle Migrationsbewegungen: Uuml;berlegungen zu Geslechlechterverhaltnis und Klassenzugehouml;rigkeit in P. Berger and Weiss, A. (eds) Transnationalisierung sozialer Ungleichheit, Verlag fuuml;r Sozialwissenschaften, 2008, pp. 107-36.
  • Kofman, E. 'Genre, migrations, reproduction sociale et Welfare State' in J. Falquet, A. Rabaud, J. Freedman and Scrinzi, F. (eds) Femmes, genre, migrations et mondialisation: un eacute;tat des problematiques, Cahiers du CEDREF, Paris, 2008 pp. 101-24
  • Kofman, E. Feminist transformations of political geography In K. Cox, M. Lowe and J. Robinson (eds) Handbook of Political Geography, ch.4, Sage, 2007
  • Kofman, E. 'Gendered Migrations: livelihoods and entitlements in European welfare regimes' in N. Piper (ed) New Perspectives on Gender and Migration: Livelihoods, Rights, and Entitlement Routledge, 2007, pp. 59-101
  • Kofman, E. 'Gendered migrations, policies and rights in the UK' Social Policy Review 19: 265-91
  • Kofman, E. Figures of the cosmopolitan: privileged nationals and national outsider in C. Rumford (ed) Cosmopolitanism and Europe, University of Liverpool Press, 2007, pp. 239-56
  • Kofman, E. Migration, ethnicity and entitlements in European welfare regimes', in A. Guichon, I. Novikova and C. van den Anker (eds) Women's Social rights and Entitlements, 2006 Palgrave, pp. 130-54
  • Kofman, E. Feminist political geographies in L. Nelson and J. Seager (eds) Companion to Feminist Geography, 2005, pp. 519-33.
  • Gilmartin, M. and E. Kofman Critically feminist geopolitics in L. Staeheli, E. Kofman and L. Peake (eds) Mapping Women, Making Politics Feminist Perspectives on Political Geography, Routledge, 2004 ch. 8
  • Kofman, E. Genre et migration internationale: critique du reacute;ductionnisme theacute;orique In M. Hersent and C. Zaidman (eds) Genre, Travail et Migrations en Europe, Collections des Cahiers du CEDREF Paris: Publications Paris 7, 2003, pp. 81-97
  • Erel, U. and E. Kofman Professional Female Immigration in Post-war Europe: counteracting an historical amnesia in R. Ohliger et al. (eds), European Encounters 1945-2000: Migrants, Migration and European societies since 1945, Ashgate, 2003, pp. 71-95 (joint)
  • Kofmaan, E. Political geography and globalization as we enter the twenty-first century in E. Kofman and G. Youngs (eds) Globalization: Theory and Practice, Continuum, 2003, pp. 17-31
  • Kofman, E. "Civil rights and citizenship" in J. Agnew, K. Mitchell and G. O'Tuathail (eds) A Companion to Political Geography, Blackwell, 2002, 393-407
  • Kofman, E. "Beyond a reductionist analysis of female migrants in global European cities. The unskilled, deskilled and skilled", In M. Marchand and A. Sisson Runyan (eds) Gender and Global Restructuring, Routledge, 2000, pp. 129-39

Journal Articles

Kofman, E. ' Rethinking care through social reproduction: articulating circuits of migration' Social Politics 2012, 19 (1)

Kofman, E. Gender and skilled migration in Europe' Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales, forthcoming

Kofman, E. Gendered labour migrations in Europe and emblematic migratory figures' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, forthcoming

  • Kofman, E. 'The knowledge economy, gender and stratified migrations' Studies in Social Justice 2007, 1 (2),, 122-35
  • Kofman, E. and Lassallle, D.' Lutte contre la discrimination raciale au Royaume-Uni' Migrations Socieacute;teacute; 2006, 105-6, 153-65
  • Kofman, E. and P. Raghuram Gender and global labour migrations: incorporating skilled workers Antipode 2006, 38 (2): 282-303
  • Kofman, E. Migration, citizenship and the reassertion of the nation-state in Europe, Citizenship Studies special issue on Spaces, Places and Scales of Citizenship, 9(6), 2005, 453-67
  • Yuval-Davis, N., F. Anthias and E. Kofman Secure borders and safe haven: the gendered politics of belonging beyond social cohesion Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2005, 28 (3), 313-35
  • Kofman, E. Figures of the cosmopolitan: privileged nationals and national outsider Innovations, special issue on Europe and Cosmopolitanism, 18(1), 2005, 85-99
  • Kofman, E. Gendered global migrations: diversity and stratification International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2004, 6(4) 642-64
  • Kofman, E. Family-related migration: a critical review of European studies Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2004, 30(2): 243-62
  • Kofman, E. Contemporary European migrations, civic stratification and citizenship Political Geography 2002, 21(8), 1035-54
  • Raghuram, P. and E. Kofman State, labour markets and immigration: overseas doctors in the UK Environment and Planning A, 2002, 34, 2071-89
  • Commissioned Research Papers
  • Migrants and Refugees in the EU, DG5, European Commission, 2003 published on-line
  • Gendered migrations, livelihoods and entitlements in European welfare regimes, UNRISD Report Gender Equality, Striving for Justice in an Unequal World, 2005
  • Gendered Migrations: towards gender sensitive policies in the UK, Asylum and Migration Working Paper 6, Institute of Public Policy Research, 2005
  • Asian Women and the Labour Market, Migrant Women and the Labour Market diversity and challenges, OECD, September 2005
  • Gender, migration and remittances: Latin Americans and Caribbeans in Europe, UNESCO Forum on the Nexus of Social Sciences and Policy, Argentina/Uruguay, February 2006.
  • Gendered Migrations, Equal Opportunities and Discrimination for IMISCOE Equal opportunities on the Labour Market: Diversity management and Ethnic Equality, 2007
  • Co-editor Journal Special Issues
  • Feminist Review- Global Labour Migrations 77, 2004
  • Geoforum - Gender and International Skilled Migramts 36 (2), 2005 Introduction: Gender and skilled migration: into and beyond the work place, pp.149-5
  • Women's Studies International Forum -Introduction: East to West: skilled and deskilled, 27 (2), 2004 Introduction



  • Genre et migration internationale de main d'oeuvre qualifieacute;e, April 4 , Paris, CEDREF Paris 7
  • Le Care au Coeur des migrations genreacute;es agrave; l'egrave;re de la mondialisation, Le Genre au Coeur des Migrations, Paris 8, 29-30 May,
  • Gender, Migration, Rights and Entitlements: Comparison of European Welfare Regimes, COMPAS Migration, Welfare and Inequalities Seminars, 16 October
  • E. Kofman L. Ryan Economic Integration, Citizenship and Religion: results from two local studies in London, Post Migration, 14-15 December, Bristol University


  • Gendered migrations and social reproduction, Seminar Migration and Citizenship Group, Edinburgh University, 20 January
  • Family migration, IOM Workshop, World Migration Report, Geneva 25-6 January
  • 'Re-asserting the national: challenging cosmopolitan identities and transnational positions in Europe' UACES Conference Citizenship, Migration and Identity, 17 March, University of Surrey
  • 'Stratified migrations, entitlements and social justice' Citizenship, Identity and Social Justice conference, University of Windsor, Canada, 17-19 May, plenary presentation
  • E. Kofman and P. Raghuram 'Implications of migration for gender and care regimes in the South' Social Policy and Migration in Developing Countries, UNRISD, IOM and Institute of Futures Studies, Stockholm, 22-23 November
  • Rethinking gender and skilled migration, Universiteacute; Paris 10, 12 December


  • Branded Cities and Urban Borders, 12 January, co-organiser with UTS Sydney and Menzies Centre, Kings College London
  • Class and gender stratification through contemporary migrations, Transnationalization of Social Inequality, Social Inequality and Analysis of Social Structure Network, German Sociological Association, Munich, 27-28 January 2006 (invited speaker)
  • 'Gender, Remittances and Migration: Latin Americans and Caribbeans in Europe' Usos y Potencialiidades de las Remesas. Effectos Differenciales en Hombres y Mujeres Latinoamericanos, Fondo de Poblacion de las Naciones Unidas -Cordoba, Argentina, 21-24 February 2006 (Invited speaker)
  • Gendered migrations, social reproduction and welfare regimes: new dialogues and directions, Social Science and History conference, Amsterdam 22-25 March 2006 and at the University of Berne Gender and Migration series (invited speaker 19 April 2006)
  • Women Migrants and Welfare Regimes in Europe, ESRC Seminar Series Key Challenges for Research on Women and the New Economy in the 21st century, Leeds, 30 June
  • E. Kofman and P. Raghuram ' Reproducing Cities: reconfiguring class' Royal Geographical Society Conference 30 August- 1 September
  • 'Women and Migration Study Day, 11th International Metropolis Conference, 2-6 October, 2006, Lisbon (invited speaker)
  • 'Qualifications, tests and contracts: regulating migration and citizenship' Pathways to Citizenship : state regulations and practices of belonging International Metropolis Conference, 2-6 October 2006, Lisbon, joint organizer of session
  • Comparative perspectives on cosmopolitanism and theories of belonging: Asia, Australia and the EU, co-organiser and presentation of paper on Multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism: configurations of diversity in British cities, University of Technology Sydney, 8 December

Research Grants

  • 2005 People in Islington: refugees in the Borough (Michael Bell Associates and Kofman) * 2006-7 New Migrants and their Needs (Kofman, Lukes, D'Angelo, Montagna), Refugee Housing Association
  • 2006-7 Grounded Cosmopolitanism and Branded Cities: Europe, Asia and Australia with University of Technology Sydney, Australian Research Council Linkage Award
  • 2006-7 Civic Stratification, Gender and Family Migration Policies in Europe, international partner of International Migration Development and Policies, Austrian Research Programme New Orientations of Democracy in Europe
  • Migrant Women, Discrimination and the Labour Market Equal Opportunities and the Labour Market, IMISCOE, University of Amsterdam
  • 2007-8 Bangladeshi Women into Employment and Training in Ponders End, Community Aid funded by London Development Agency (Kofman and Ryan)
  • 2008 Equality Implications of Being a Migrant in Britain: review (Kofman, Lukes, D'Angelo, Montagna), Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • 2008-2010 GENDERACE. The Use of Anti-Discrimination Laws: gender and citizenship in a multicultural context (UK Partner- Kofman, Howard, Wray, Banfi), EC FP7
  • 2008-2010 GEMMA Enhancing Evidence-Based Policy Making in Gender and Migration (UK Partner - Kofman, Ryan, Banfi), EU FP7
  • 2010-2011 PROSINT Promoting Sustainable Policies for Integration (UK Partner -Kofman, Vacchelli and D'Angelo), European Fund for Integration
  • 2011-2012 Inequality and Multiple Discrimination in Access to Healthcare (Coordinator and D'Angelo, Howard, Nolas, Tilki, Vacchelli, Greenfields and Johnson in UK team), Fundamental Rights Agency, Vienna

Editorial Activities

Review Editor:Political Geography 1995-2009

Editorial Board: Journal of European Area Studies 1998-;

Mobilities 2006-

Other Activities

Asylum Aid, London, Research Advisor

Languages spoken


  • Migration and citizenship
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Gender, Migration and Citizenship, in particular family and skilled migration
  • Gendered migration and welfare regimes
  • Cosmopolitanism, national identities and migration
  • Gender and racial discrimination