Full First Name(s)
Loren Brett
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2002, University of California); MA (1997, University of California); MSc (1996, London School of Economics and Political Science); BA (1994, University of Washington)
Brief Biography (English)

Loren Brett Landau is Professor of Migration and Development at the University of Oxford and Research Chair in Mobility and the Politics of Difference at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). His interdisciplinary scholarship explores mobility, multi-scale governance, and the transformation of community across the global south. His publications include, The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania; Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration, and Belonging; I Want to Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis and Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press). He has served as the chair of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA). He holds an MSc in Development Studies (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science (Berkeley).

Job Title
Professor and South African Research Chair on Migration and the Politics of Difference
Primary Organisation
University of the Witwatersrand
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
Other (non-African)
African Region
Other (non-African)

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