Loren Landau

(University of the Witwatersrand)

Loren B Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he was the founding director. His work explores human mobility, citizenship, development, and political authority. He has served as the chair of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), as a member of the South African Immigration Advisory Board and is on the editorial boards of Society & Space; International Migration Review, Migration Studies, and the Journal of Refugee Studies. Widely published in the academic and popular press, he is author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania (Wits Press); co-editor of Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration, and Belonging (Forthcoming: Palgrave);  Histories of Lost Futures: Xenophobia and Becoming the New South Africa (Forthcoming); Contemporary Migration to South Africa (World Bank); and editor of Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press). Among other journals, he has published in Urban Studies; Millennium, Politics & Society; and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. He holds an MSc in Development Studies (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science (Berkeley).
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