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.
I have recently completed with Prof. Erica Howard a project PHS Quality (20i8-2020) covering 10 EU for DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, where we examined the working conditions of domiciliary care workers in the UK and how to improve them
Currently, I am the co-Director of the Migration and Displacement stream 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
Kofman, E., A. Phizacklea, P. Raghuram and R. Sales Gender and International Migration in Europe: employment, welfare and politics, Routledge, 2000
Kofman, E. and P. Raghuram (2015) Gendered Migrations and Global Social Reproduction, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230537088
Kofman, E. and G. Youngs (eds) Globalisation: Theory and Practice, Pinter,1996, 2nd. ed. Continuum, 2003, 3rd.ed. 2008
Hemelryk Donald, S., Kofman, E. and Kevin, C. (eds) Branding Cities: cosmopolitanism, parochialism and social change, Routledge, 2009, Pb 2012 ISBN: 9780415536707
Kraler, A. Kofman, E. Kohli, M. and Schmoll, C. (eds) Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration, University of Amsterdam Press, 2011
Staeheli, L. 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).
Kofman, E. Unequal Internationalisation and the Emergence of a New Epistemic Community: gender and migration, Comparative Migration Studiesforthcoming
Bilecen, B, Barglowski, K, Faist, T & Kofman, E. 'Gendered dynamics of transnational social protection' Comparative Migration Studies 2019.https://doi.org/(...)86/s40878-019-0161-3
Wray, H., E. Kofman and A. Simic ‘Subversive citizens: Using free movement law to bypass the UK’s rules on marriage migration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies2019
Kofman, E. Gendered mobilities and vulnerabilities: refugees crossing to and through Europe, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2018, doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1468330
Kofman, E. ‘Family migration as a class matter’, International Migration2018, 56(4): 33-46.
D’Angelo, A. and E. Kofman ‘From mobile worker to fellow citizen and back again? The future status of EU citizens in the UK’ Social Policy and Society, 2018, 24(2),331-43.
Kofman, E. S. Saharso and E. Vacchelli ‘Gendered perspectives on integration measures’ International Migration, 2015, 53(4): 77–89. DOI: 10.1111/imig.12102
Kofman, E.’Gendered migrations, social reproduction and the household in Europe’ Dialectical Anthropology, 2014, 38(1): 79-94. DOI: 10.1007/s10624-014-9330-9
Kofman, E. ’Towards a gendered evaluation of (Highly) skilled immigration policies in Europe’ International Migration, 2014, 52(3): 116- 28. DOI: 10.1111/imig.12121
Kofman, E. ‘Gendered labour migrations in Europe and emblematic migratory figures’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2013, 39(4): 579-600.
Kofman, E. ‘Gender and skilled migration in Europe’ Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales, 2012, 30(1): 63-89.
Kofman, E. and Raghuram, P. ‘Explorations in diversity and dynamism in the Global South: women, migration and care’ Social Politics, 2012, 19(3): 408-32.
Kofman, E. ’Rethinking care through reproduction: articulating circuits of migration” Social Politics 2012, 19(1): 142-62.
Kofman, E. (2020) ‘Scales and spatialities of the global’ in U. Mense Petermann et al. (2020) In Search of the Global Labour Market, Brill
Kofman, E. and P. Raghuram ‘Geographies of gendered migration: place as difference and connection”In Gender and International Feminist Geographies, Routledge, 2020
Blitz, B., A. D’Angelo and E. Kofman ‘Counting the population in need of international protection globally’ In J. Evans, S. Ruane and H. Southall(eds) Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation , Bristol University Press, 2019.
Kofman, E. Gender and feminisation of migration, C. Inglis et al. (ed) Sage Handbook of International Migration, Sage, ch. 15, 2019. ISBN: 9781412961752
Kofman, E. and P. Raghuram Gender, migration and social reproduction In J. Elias and A. Roberts (eds) Handbook of Gender andInternational Political Economy, ch. 18, Edward Elgar, 2018
D’Angelo, A. and Kofman, E. UK: large-scale European migration and the challenge to EU free movement, in J.M. Lafleur and M. Stanek (eds) Old Routes, New migrants: lessons from rhe South-North Migration of EU citizens in times of crisis, ch. 10, Springer IMISCOE Series, 2017, pp. 175-192,
Kofman, Eleonore (2023) Integration discourses, the purification of gender and interventions in family migrations. Ethnic and Racial Studies . ISSN 0141-9870 (Published online first)
Kofman, Eleonore (2022) Scale and spaces of global labor markets. In: In Search of the Global Labor Market. Mense-Petermann, Ursula and Welskopp, Thomas and Zaharieva, Anna , eds. Studies in Critical Social Sciences, 219 . Brill, Leiden, pp. 225-238. ISBN 9789004514522
Christou, Anastasia and Kofman, Eleonore (2022) Gender and migration: IMISCOE short reader. IMISCOE Research Series . Springer, Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783030919702
Della Puppa, Francesco and Montagna, Nicola and Kofman, Eleonore (2021) Onward migration and intra‐European mobilities: a critical and theoretical overview. International Migration , 59 (6). pp. 16-28. ISSN 0020-7985
Montagna, Nicola and della Puppa, Francesco and Kofman, Eleonore (2021) Onward migration: an introduction. International Migration , 59 (6). pp. 8-15. ISSN 0020-7985
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
International expert member of SSHRC (Canada) Managing Citizenship, Security and Right: regulating marriage migration in Europe and North America, Anne-Marie D’Aoust, UQAM, 2015-2019
Global Labor Migrations, University of Maryland 2017-
In Search of the Global Labour MarketProgramme Fellow, ZIF University of Bielefeld Germany (2017-2018)
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