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

Giulia Liberatore, Leslie Fesenmyer and Nicholas Van Hear | 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

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

Urban Transformations Coordination

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

Urbanization from Below

Bridget Anderson | 2013 – 2016