Myriam is a Senior Researcher at COMPAS working on the project ‘Does immigration enforcement matter? Irregular immigrants and control policies in the UK’ funded by the ESRC.
Her areas of expertise include irregular migration, migrant integration, Diaspora policy and Moroccan migration. From 2009 to 2013, Myriam was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). There she led several projects, including Beyond Irregularity, a major programme of research on irregular migration from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe. Prior to this, she was a Project Coordinator at the Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum, where she led an oral history project on the Moroccan Diaspora in the UK. Further to this, Myriam has also worked as a consultant and researcher on a number of European projects on the integration of ethnic minorities. She has also taught at the University of Sussex.
Myriam is the author of Paradoxes of social capital: a multi-generational study of Moroccans in London (2008). She holds an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and a PhD in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex. Her doctoral research critically examines the pertinence of social capital as an analytical tool in explaining patterns of exclusion and inclusion among Moroccans in London.
Franck Düvell, Iryna Lapshyna and Myriam Cherti | November 2013 - July 2017