Liliane Mouan is Lecturer in Emerging Markets at Coventry University and Associate Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute, King's College London. Her research focuses on Africa's international relations and the politics of regulatory governance, particularly in the fields of labour and natural resource governance.
Simon Massey teaches at Coventry University. He has a longstanding interest in the politics of African security and migration.
Cameron Thibos is the managing editor of Beyond Trafficking and Slavery on openDemocracy.
Aderanti Adepoju is Emeritus Professor of Demography and Founder of the Network of Migration Research on Africa. He has published numerous scientific articles and books on Africa’s international migration and regional integration.
Debbie Ariyo is CEO of AFRUCA – Safeguarding Children, a UK charity supporting victims of child trafficking from Africa to the UK, and Chair of the UK BME Anti-Slavery Network.
Benjamin Etzold is a social geographer and migration scholar working at the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), a peace and conflict studies think tank. He currently leads a large EU-funded project on the “Transnational Figurations of Displacement” (TRAFIG).
Bram Frouws is the Head of the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) in Geneva and previously worked for five years in the Horn of Africa on migration research projects for various organisations.
Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci is Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (UK) and Director of The People for Change Foundation (Malta).
Sandra Hammamy is a political scientist and lecturer at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen, Germany. She has been a member of Sea-Watch since the beginning in 2015, and has joined many search and rescue missions in the central Mediterranean.
Olawale Ismail is a Senior Research Fellow/Lecturer at the African Leadership Centre, King's College London. He works actively and has an extensive publication record on peace, security and development in Africa.
Marta Llonch has worked in the field of migration in different roles including as researcher on EU migration policies, volunteer lawyer in the Greek refugee camps, and on migration-related development projects in the Horn of Africa. She currently practices as an immigration lawyer in Barcelona.
Noemi Magugliani is an Irish Research Council Scholar and a Doctoral Fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway. Their research focusses on trafficking in human beings, gendered constructions of vulnerability, and access to protection for adult male victims of trafficking. Noemi is also a legal officer at the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), where she works on the theme of ‘migration and border violence’.
Monica Massari, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Milan. Her research activities have addressed issues related to globalization, violence and complex forms of crime and, since the early 2000s, she has been focussing on Euro-Mediterranean migration and new forms of racism and discrimination in Europe.
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze is an international law expert, legal analyst and strategist working on promoting a peaceful, just and prosperous Africa. She is the Head of Special Projects at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa.
Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo is a Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Security Studies. She is a migration expert whose research covers a broad range of intersecting issues including climate change, gender, refugee rights, violent extremism and citizenship in high-flow regions including Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Charles Obila is a Migration Officer at the Intergovernmental Agency on Development (IGAD) secretariat in Djibouti. His main responsibility is to support IGAD and its member states in improving migration governance by promoting dialogue and cooperation; as well as building their capacities to address existing migration governance gaps. Before joining IGAD, he worked with the IOM Regional Office in Nairobi and was one of the contributors to the 2018 World Migration Report. Charles hold a masters in demography and a bachelors in planning from the University of Nairobi.
Baboucarr Sallah is a Gambian development economist and technical adviser and operations officer at the International Trade Centre in Banjul, The Gambia. He holds a BSc from the University of The Gambia and an MSc in International Finance and Economic Development from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye Sanny
Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye Sanny is the Afrobarometer regional communications coordinator for anglophone West Africa, based at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana).
Eva Magdalena Stambøl
Eva Magdalena Stambøl is Doctoral Researcher in Criminology at Aalborg University. Her research explores the role of criminalisation and crime control, and cooperation on internal security issues, in the EU’s relations with West Africa and the wider southern neighbourhood. It has included fieldwork in Senegal, Mali, Niger and Brussels. In particular, she is interested in how European conceptions of crime, security and borders are exported to the global south on the one hand, and the micro-politics of cross-border illicit mobility, extra-legal economies and conflict in the Sahel region on the other. The most recent publication stemming from the Ph.D. project: ‘The rise of crimefare Europe: Fighting migrant smuggling in West Africa,’ in European Foreign Affairs Review, 24 (3) 2019: 287-307.
Fekadu Adugna Tufa
Fekadu Adugna Tufa (PhD) is an Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Fekadu’s research interests include refugees, migration and identity studies.