Alan Gamlen

Assoc Professor

  • Monash University Room W815, Menzies Building 20 Chancellor's Walk Clayton Campus Melbourne, VIC 3800

    Australia

20032020
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Biography

Alan Gamlen is an expert on human migration.

As a researcher, he has written more than 50 articles, book chapters and working papers on related topics for leading scholarly journals. He has an h-index of 18 and his works have been cited over 1,700 times. His is the author of 'Human Geopolitics: States, Emigrants and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions' (Oxford University Press 2019).

As an editor, Alan founded the flagship journal Migration Studies, published by Oxford University Press, and remains its Editor in Chief. He is also Co-Editor of the Bristol University Press book series 'Global Migration and Social Change', and has co-published several edited books and special issues on topics related to migration, diasporas and transnationalism.

Alan’s research has been funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand, the UK Leverhulme Trust, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the New Zealand Bright Futures Fund, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He has worked as a consultant and advisor to the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, various United Nations agencies, and numerous national governments, regional agencies and NGOs.

Alan is Associate Professor of Geography at Monash University in Melbourne, and a Research Associate at Oxford University’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. He has held previous appointments at Stanford University, Germany’s Max Planck Society, the Japan Centre for Area Studies (part of the Japanese National Museum of Ethnology), and Oxford University. He succeeded Graeme Hugo as Director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre. He sits on the Boards of both the International Metropolis Project, and the European IMISCOE network.

Alan holds a Doctorate (in Geography) from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a New Zealand Bright Future Scholar.

Research area keywords

  • human geography
  • migration
  • diaspora
  • transnationalism
  • citizenship
  • political geography

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Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 2003 2019

Citizenship as Sovereign Wealth: Re-thinking Investor Immigration

Gamlen, A., Kutarna, C. & Monk, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Global Policy. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Crises of migration in crises of capitalism

Gamlen, A., 2019, Borders, Migration and Class in an Age of Crisis: Producing Workers and Immigrants. Vickers, T. (ed.). (Global Migration and Social Change).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Diaspora engagement institutions and venture investment activity in developing countries

Cummings, M. & Gamlen, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of International Business Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Editorial: The Migration Studies Best Article Awards, 2015-2018

Gamlen, A. & Sigona, N., 2019, In : Migration Studies. 7, 2, p. 157-159 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Explaining the rise of diaspora institutions

Gamlen, A. J., Cummings, M. & Vaaler, P., 2019, In : Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 45, 4, p. 492-516 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Australian Postgraduate Award

Alan Gamlen (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Australian Research Training Award

Alan Gamlen (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Holly Wyatt Walter Award for Best International Policy Research Project

Alan Gamlen (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monbukagakusho Scholarship

Alan Gamlen (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

President's Award for Best Emerging Researcher in Geography

Alan Gamlen (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2006 2018

  • 34 Contribution to conference
  • 10 Editorial responsibility
  • 9 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

Bristol University Press (Publisher)

Nando Sigona (Associate editor), Alan Gamlen (Associate editor)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Emigration and the rise of diaspora institutions

Alan Gamlen (Keynote/plenary speaker)
6 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

GTASA Annual Conference

Alan Gamlen (Keynote/plenary speaker)
25 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

‘Global Policy Shopping and Bad Diaspora Practices’

Alan Gamlen (Keynote/plenary speaker)
24 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Human Geopolitics: Emigrants, States and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions

Alan Gamlen (Invited speaker)
19 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference