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Martin Geiger

Carleton University
Assistant Professor of “Politics of Human Migration and Mobility”
Martin Geiger joined Carleton University in 2014 as a faculty member and was appointed as an Assistant Professor of “Politics of Human Migration and Mobility”. His research, teaching and writings focus on migration and mobility from an interdisciplinary perspective. Prof. Geiger is cross-appointed with the Department of Political Science and the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is an active member of Carleton’s ‘Migration & Diaspora Studies’ (MDS) initiative, the Borders in Globalization (BIG) project, and the Institute of Political Economy. He is also a collaborator in a EU-funded, multi-year “Horizon 2020” network and research project on diaspora entrepreneurship (DiasporaLink) and involved in several other, Canadian funded Partnership and Connection Grant projects. Before joining Carleton, Prof. Geiger held various academic appointments at centres and universities in Europe and Canada. He is an honorary, “Corresponding Member” and former Senior Researcher of the renowned European migration research centre ‘IMIS’ (University of Osnabrück, Germany). For his previous postdoctoral research on border security he received a prestigious Government of Canada ‘Banting’ Fellowship. He holds a PhD and a German “Diploma” in Geography (minors Political Science and Sociology) from the University of Bonn in Germany.