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IDII Professor honoured for outstanding research

31 March 2020

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Parvati Raghuram, Open University Professor of Geography and Migration, has joined distinguished academics, policymakers and practitioners in being elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Raghuram, a member of International Development and Inclusive Innovation (IDII), is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project Decolonising Peace Education in Africa and co-investigator on the ESRC-funded research project Migration for Inclusive African Growth, which is examining how recent migration to and within Africa may be contributing to more sustainable and inclusive growth on the continent.

She has published widely on gender, migration and care for academic and policy audiences, and is particularly interested in skilled migration in the health and IT sectors and in international education.

She won the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Murchison Award in 2016 for publications contributing to the geographical understandings of mobility.

Social scientists are elected to the Academy in recognition of their outstanding contributions to research and to the application of social science to policy, education, society and the economy. 

Among the other new Fellows announced on 26 March are Sir David Norgrove, who chaired the Low Pay Commission and Professor Jennifer Rubin, Executive Chair of the ESRC, as well as Open University Business School academics Dr Jacqueline-Aundrée Baxter and Professor Emma Bell. 

Read more about Professor Raghuram’s work here.

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