MA, DPhil (Sussex)

Stephen Castles is Honorary Professor in Sociology at the University of Sydney and Honorary Associate of the International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford. Until August 2009 he was Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies at the University of Oxford and Director of IMI. He is a sociologist and political economist, and works on international migration dynamics, global governance, migration and development, and regional migration trends in Africa, Asia and Europe. From 2001-2006, he was Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University. He has been an advisor to the Australian and British Governments, and has worked for the ILO, the IOM, the European Union and other international bodies.

Stephen Castles' recent work focuses on the global political economy of forced migration and its links to processes of social transformation in both sending and receiving countries. He is also studying social and political factors in migration policy formation.

  • Stephen Castles (2003) Towards a sociology of forced migration and social transformation, Sociology.
  • Stephen Castles (2000) Ethnicity and Globalization: From Migrant Worker to Transnational Citizen. London: Sage.
  • Stephen Castles and Alastair Davidson (2000) Immigration and Citizenship: Globalisation and the Politics of Belonging. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave (Macmillan).
  • Stephen Castles, Will Foster, Robyn Iredale, Glenn Withers (1998) Immigration and Australia: Myths and Realities. Syndey: Allen and Unwin.
  • The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (Fourth Edition, with Mark Miller, Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009);
  • Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma (with Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Peo Hansen, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006);
  • Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South (edited with Raúl Delgado Wise, Geneva: International Organization for Migration, 2008).