The Americas

The America’s have experienced a profound political transformation during recent years with the reconciliation of former Cold War foes and increasing calls for regional economic integration. These events have major implications for migration in the region. COMPAS’ work has ranged from investigating the role of schools in reproducing elites in socialist Cuba to exploring the generational divide between old and new Cuban diaspora members.

The America’s also host the US-Mexico corridor, one of the most important migration and remittances corridors in the world.  COMPAS’ work has also investigated the consequences of remittances for the Mexican economy.



Journal Articles

Working Papers


Diaspora Engagement in War-Torn Societies

Nicholas Van Hear, Giulia Liberatore and Leslie Fesenmyer | January 2011 – December 2015

The Economics and Politics of Migrant Rights

Martin Ruhs | 2008 – 2014

The role of Migrant Health and Social Care Workers in Ageing Societies

Sarah Spencer, Alessio Cangiano, Isabel Shutes, Vanessa Hughes and Bridget Anderson | 2007 - 2009

Urban Transformations Coordination

Michael Keith, Nicola Headlam, Peter Grant, Igor Calzada, Andreza de Souza Santos, Nicholas Simcik Arese, Emma Newcombe, Mikal Mast and Nathan Grassi | 2015 - 2019

Urbanization from Below

Bridget Anderson | 2013 – 2016