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Dr Oliver Bakewell joins the Global Development Institute

5 January 2018

Dr Bakewell's work focuses on the intersections between migration and mobility and processes of development and change, with an empirical focus on migration within Africa.

Dr Oliver Bakewell has joined the Global Development Institute as a Senior Lecturer in Migration Studies. In addition to his role at the GDI, he is the Research Co-ordinator on Migration and Development for the Research and Evidence Facility of the EU Trust Fund for Africa (Horn of Africa).

Prior to joining GDI, he spent over a decade at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. He was one of the founder members of the International Migration Institute and became Co-Director and then Director. Before taking up this role at Oxford, Oliver spent many years working with migrants and refugees both as a researcher and as a practitioner with a range of development and humanitarian NGOs. He holds a PhD and MSc in Development Studies from the University of Bath and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

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Selected publications

Bakewell, O. and Landau, L. B. (eds.) (2018) Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration and Belonging. London: Palgrave. 

Van Hear, N., Bakewell, O. and Long, K. (2017) 'Push-pull plus: reconsidering the drivers of migration', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, pp. 1-18. 

Bakewell, O. and Binaisa, N. (2016) 'Tracing diasporic identiļ¬cations in Africa’s urban landscapes: evidence from Lusaka and Kampala', Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39(2), pp. 280-300.

Bakewell, O., Engbersen, G., Fonseca, M. L. and Horst, C. (eds.) (2016) Beyond Networks: Feedback in International Migration. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Bakewell, O. (2015) 'Moving from War to Peace in the Zambia-Angola Borderlands', in Vigneswaran, D. & Quirk, J. (eds.) Mobility Makes States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 194-217.

Bakewell, O. (2014) 'Relaunching Migration Systems', Migration Studies, 2(3), pp. 300-318.

Bakewell, O. (2010) 'Some Reflections on Structure and Agency in Migration Theory', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36(10), pp. 1689-1708.

Bakewell, O. (2009) South-South Migration and Human Development: Reflections on African Experiences, New York: United Nations Development Programme7). 

Bakewell, O. (2008) 'Keeping Them in Their Place: The ambivalent relationship between development and migration in Africa', Third World Quarterly, 29(7), pp. 1341-1358.

Bakewell, O. (2008) 'Research beyond the categories: the importance of policy irrelevant research into forced migration', Journal of Refugee Studies, 21(4), pp. 432-453.

Bakewell, O. (2008) 'In Search of the Diasporas within Africa', African Diaspora, 1(1), pp. 5-27.

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