Prior to joining Middlesex in 2005 as Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship, I was Professor of Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University. My interest in gender and migration goes back to the early 1990s since when I have written a number of articles and books in this field, especially on family migrations, skilled migrations and care and social reproduction. Other research interests have included political geography, nationalism and cosmopolitanism and Henri Lefebvre’s urban writings.
I have conducted research funded by AHRC, ESRC, Equality and Human Rights Commission; European Commission (FP7, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; Rights, Equality and Citizenship); European Agency of Fundamental Rights, European Network of Migrant Women, Office of the Children’s Commissioner (England) and UN Women.
Currently, I am the co-Director of the Migration and Displacementstream of the UKRI GCRF Hub – Gender, Justice and Security (2019-2024),led by the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and co-Investigator of the project Gendered Dynamics of Labour Migrations. Middlesex collaborates with academic and NGO partners across the Middle East and South Asia.
I am Joint Editor in Chief of Work, Employment and Society, a journal of the British Sociological Association and co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre. I am a member of the Executive Board and Board of Directors of IMISCOE (International Migration, Social Cohesion and Integration), the largest European network of scholars in the area of migration and integration.
BA Hons Geography, Sydney University
D. Phil Social Geography, Oxford University
Bilecen, Basak and Barglowski, Karolina and Faist, Thomas and Kofman, Eleonore (2019) Gendered dyanamics of transnational social protection. Comparative Migration Studies , 7 . pp. 1-14. ISSN 2214-594X
Kofman, Eleonore (2019) Gendered mobilities and vulnerabilities: refugee journeys to and in Europe. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies , 45 (12). pp. 2185-2199. ISSN 1369-183X
Wray, Helena and Kofman, Eleonore and Simic, Agnes (2019) Subversive citizens: using free movement law to bypass the UK’s rules on marriage migration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies . pp. 1-17. ISSN 1369-183X (Published online first)
Kofman, Eleonore (2018) Family migration as a class matter. International Migration , 56 (4). pp. 33-46. ISSN 0020-7985
D'Angelo, Alessio and Kofman, Eleonore (2018) From mobile workers to fellow citizens and back again? The future status of EU citizens in the UK. Social Policy and Society , 17 (2). pp. 331-343. ISSN 1474-7464
2019-2024: Migration and Displacement stream of the UKRI GCRF Hub – Gender, Justice and Security. Lead partner: LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security (£15.2 million for Hub). Co-Director of stream, member of the Executive Group and co-Investigator of Project Gendered Dynamics of Labour Migrations in Iraq-Kurdistan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Turkey.
2018-2020: PHS-Quality: Job Quality and Industrial relations in the Personal and Household sector, funded by European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, UK Partner
2017-2020 The Responsible Deal. Where and how to protect and integrate Syrian refugees, Lead partner: LSE Institute of Global AffairsCI for Project 3 Return Migration
2016-2018 The Value of Culture in Conflict - Investigating the Sustainable Livelihood
Generation for Craftswomen in Azad Kashmir(Pakistan), CI (Neemal Raina PI)
2016-2019 Families on the Move,Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World, UN Women
2015-2017: DiverCITY: Preventing and combating homo- and transphobia in small and medium cities across Europe, European Commission Rights, Equality and Citizenship. Lead organisation: University of Barcelona. UK Partner.
2015-2017 EVI-MED Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations, ESRC-DifD Strategic Urgency Grants, Lead partner: Middlesex, CI
2014-2015 Family Friendly?The impact on children of the Family Migration Rules: A review of the financial requirements, Office of the Children’s Commissioner. Lead partner Middlesex. CI (PI H. Wray)
2011-2012 Migrant Women and Labour Market Integration in European Cities, European Network of Migrant Women, Coordinator
2010-12, Inequality and Multiple Discrimination in Access to Healthcare, Fundamental Rights Agency, Lead Partner: Middlesex.Coordinator
2009-11 PROSINT Promoting Sustainable Policies for Integration, European Integration Fund, Lead Partner: ICMPD, Vienna http://research.icmpd.org/1429.html
2008-2010 GENDERACE. The Use of Racial Anti-Discrimination Laws: gender and citizenship in a multicultural context, EC FP7 http://genderace.ulb.ac.be/
2008-2010 GEMMA Gender and Migration. Enhancing Policy through European Research, EU FP7
Board of Directors and Executive Board, IMISCOE (Immigration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe)
Joint Editor in Chief, of the journal Work, Employment and Society.
Visiting Professor, LSE Institute of Global Affairs