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Migrants and Citizens

Migrants and Citizens poses the big questions we need to be asking about immigration and inequality. What does “fair” migration look like? Does protecting citizens’ rights depend upon limiting migrants’ freedoms? Or is migration actually one of the best weapons we have in the fight against poverty, injustice and social immobility – on both sides of our border?

But Migrants and Citizens is more than just a blog. Migration and Citizens sets out the facts: the who, the where and the why of migration. It also investigates and analyses the real social, economic and political impacts of migration, critically appraising the available evidence in order to explain the politics that lie behind our migration policies.

And above all, Migrants and Citizens offers a space in which to think about an alternative future: one in which migration is no longer something to fear, but an integral component of progressive, positive politics.

Katy Long

Katy LongKaty Long is a researcher and a writer whose works explores the causes and consequences of migration for migrants, citizens and communities. Katy is a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and also teaches for the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.

Since completing her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 2009, she has held faculty positions at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh. Her first book, The Point of No Return: Refugees, Rights and Repatriation was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press and Katy is also the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Katy has also worked extensively with policy-makers including the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Migration Policy Institute. In addition, she is engaged in furthering public understanding and engagement on migration issues, having published The Huddled Masses: Immigration and Inequality in December 2014 and also speaking and writing for a number of media outlets including the BBC World Service, ITV Tonight, The Conversation and openDemocracy. Follow Katy on Twitter at @mobilitymuse.

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