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Below are profiles of the Spring 2022 Distinguished Visiting Scholars:

Maurice Crul
Maurice Crul is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His chair covers a broad range of topics on education and diversity.
In the last twenty-five years Maurice Crul mostly worked on the topic of education and children of immigrants, first within the Dutch context and in the last fifteen years in a comparative European and transatlantic context. Maurice Crul coordinated the international TIES project (The Integration of the European Second generation) which involved partners in eight European countries and a survey with 10.000 respondents.
Next to coordinating the TIES project he was also one of the principal investigators of the transatlantic project ‘Children of Immigrants in School’:
With support of the Russell Sage Foundation in New York, Maurice Crul together with his American colleague John Mollenkopf published The Changing Face of World Cities. The second generation in Europe and the US, comparing second generation youth in Europe and US based on three surveys (TIES, IMMLA and ISGMNY).

Henrique Espada Lima

Henrique Espada Lima has been an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the Federal University of Santa Catarina since 2004. His areas of research include historiography, methodology and theories of history, and the contemporary history of Brazil, with an emphasis on labor history, researching the experiences and trajectories of former slaves between slavery and post-emancipation. 

He is the author of 
A micro- história italiana: escalas, indícios e singularidades (2006) and co-editor of Cruzando Fronteiras: Novos olhares sobre a história do trabalho (2013) and Histórias de escravidão e pós-emancipação no Atlântico, séculos XVIII-XX (forthcoming). In addition, he has written over twenty articles in academic journals and book chapters published in Brazil, Argentina, the United States, France and England. 
Tejaswini Ganti
is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and core faculty in the Program in Culture & Media at New York University.  A cultural and visual anthropologist specializing in South Asia, her research and teaching interests include anthropology of media, visual culture, media industries, elites, neoliberalism, globalization and Indian cinema. She has been conducting ethnographic research about the social world and filmmaking practices of the Hindi film industry since 1996 and is the author of Producing Bollywood: Inside the Contemporary Hindi Film Industry (Duke University Press 2012) and Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema (Routledge 2004; 2nd edition 2013).  Her current research examines the politics of language and translation within the Bombay film industry; the dubbing of Hollywood films into Hindi; the formalization and professionalization of film training through film schools in India; and a social history of Indian cinema in the U.S.  She is currently writing a book, Thinking in English, Speaking in Hindi: Translation, Creativity, and Indian Media Worlds.

Kevin Gee

Dr. Kevin Gee is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and a Faculty Research Affiliate with the Center for Poverty & Inequality Research at University of California, Davis. He is currently a 2020-21 Chancellor’s Fellow. He was a recipient of the 2015 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, a 2014 Young Scholars Program (YSP) award from the Foundation for Child Development (FCD) and a 2015-6 UC Davis Hellman Fellowship.

His primary research agenda focuses on the nexus between health and education. He examines the role that schooling systems can play in influencing the health and well-being of children. In addition, he investigates how school policies and programs can help promote the well-being and educational outcomes of children who face a broad array of adverse conditions and experiences including school bullying, food insecurity, abuse and neglect. Dr. Gee also has expertise in conducting large-scale evaluations of educational policies and programs using experimental and quasi-experimental designs. His research appears in Teachers College RecordJournal of Adolescent HealthAmerican Journal of EvaluationJournal of Adolescence and the International Journal of Educational Development. His work has also been featured in The New York TimesScientific AmericanReuters and Education Week.
Laavanya Kathiravelu
 is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research sits at the intersections of international migration, race and ethnic studies and contemporary urban diversity, particularly in Asia and the Persian Gulf. Her first book was Migrant Dubai (Palgrave, 2016), which interrogated the experiences of low wage migrant workers in the emirate of Dubai. She has also published widely on issues of race, inequality and migration in Singapore. Prior to joining NTU, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. She was also a Fung Fellow at Princeton University between 2015-16. In 2019, she was recipient of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council Fellowship (SSHRF). Laavanya is a board member of the migrant welfare organisation, HOME. In 2022, she will be a Fulbright Scholar based at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Delphine Pagès-El Karoui
is a Professor at INALCO (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations)  where she teaches Middle East geography. She is an affiliated faculty member at CERMOM (Middle East and Mediterranean Research Centre) and she is also a fellow researcher at Institut Convergences Migrations. Her research addresses Egyptian migrations (transnational networks and diasporas in Europe and the Gulf, imaginaries in literature and cinema…); the spatial dimensions of Arab revolutions; urban diversity and cosmopolitanism in Gulf cities. Her last book is Migration, Urbanity and Cosmopolitanism in a Globalized World, edited with Catherine Lejeune, Camille Schmoll and Hélène Thiollet.

Since Oct. 2017, she has been working part-time as a project officer for the General Directorate for Research and Innovation (DGRI) at the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. She is now deputy head of the Social Sciences and Humanities sector.
Sanjay Reddy
Sanjay G. Reddy
is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. He is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Politics Department of the New School for Social Research.  He teaches development economics, microeconomics, philosophy and economics, and other subjects. He has published widely in academic journals in economics and related subjects and given many prominent academic lectures. He was elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. He is or has been a member of the editorial advisory boards of the American Review of Political Economy, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Development, Ethics & International Affairs, the European Journal of Development Research, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, Humanity, the Journal of Globalization and Development, the Review of Agrarian Studies and the Review of Income and Wealth and was Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. He was a lead author of the International Panel on Social Progress.  
Somdeep Sen
Somdeep Sen
 is Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Roskilde University, Denmark. His research focuses on race and racism in International Relations, liberation movements, spatial politics, settler colonialism and postcolonial studies. He is the author of Decolonizing Palestine: Hamas between the Anticolonial and the Postcolonial (Cornell University Press, 2020) and co-editor of Globalizing Collateral Language: From 9/11 to Endless War (University of Georgia Press, 2021). His work has also appeared in The Washington PostAl Jazeera EnglishForeign PolicyThe Huffington PostOpen DemocracyJacobinThe London Review of BooksThe Palestine Chronicle and The Disorder of Things.

Ricard Zapata-Barrero
Ricard Zapata-Barrero
( is a Full Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain). Director of GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration) and the Master Program in Migration Studies. He is also member of the Board of Directors the European Network IMISCOE (International Migration and Social Cohesion in Europe) and Chair its External Affairs Committee. Coordinator of EuroMedMig and of EUMedMi Jean Monnet Network. Additionally, he is a member of editorial boards of several academic journals and an occasional contributor to media and policy debates. His lines of research deal with contemporary issues of liberal democracy in contexts of diversity, especially the relationship between democracy, citizenship, and immigration. He is currently working on Interculturalism as a policy paradigm for diversity policies, Mediterranean Migration, Urban resilience and Migration Governance.  For publications see website:
Below are profiles of the Fall 2021 Distinguished Visiting Scholars:

Laure BereniLaure Bereni is CNRS Research Director (permanent research professor) in sociology, and a faculty member of the Centre Maurice Halbwachs - a research center affiliated with the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris.  She teaches graduate seminars at Sciences Po Paris and at the EHESS. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political sociology, the sociology of gender and race, and the sociology of work and organizations.  Her doctoral research focused on the movement for gender parity in France.  Over the past few years, she has conducted a comparative study of Diversity and Inclusion offices in large multinational companies based in the New York and Paris areas.  Her current project (ProVirCap), for which she has received funding from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, and which involves a team of nine scholars, offers an innovative take on “responsible capitalism” by placing the lens on its managers, their work activities and their professional environments, in three business areas: New York, Paris and Madrid.  She recently published « The Women’s Cause in a Field. Rethinking the Architecture of Collective Protest in the Era of Movement Institutionalization » (Social Movement studies, 2021), « Colour-blind diversity : how the “Diversity Label” reshaped anti-discrimination policies in three French local governments » (Ethnic & Racial Studies, 2020) [with R. Epstein & M. Torres] and « Au-delà de la confrontation : saisir la diversité des interactions entre mondes militants et mondes économiques » (Revue française de sociologie, 2021) [with S. Dubuisson-Quellier].

Linda BosniakLinda Bosniak is Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University School of Law, and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in Political Science at Rutgers, New Brunswick.  She is the author of  “The Citizen and the Alien: Dilemmas of Contemporary Membership,” and numerous articles and book chapters across disciplines on citizenship, territoriality, constitutionalism, nationalism and borders. She has taught at Princeton University and at the University of Graz, and has been awarded residential fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio, and Princeton University.


Kathleen CollKathleen Coll is an associate professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco. Her research and teaching focuses on immigration politics and policies, cultural citizenship, and grassroots community organizing in the US, and in particular, San Francisco. Her books include Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics (Stanford University Press, 2010), Disputing Citizenship (with Clarke, Dagnino & Neveu, Policy Press, 2014) and Gendered Citizenships (with Caldwell, Fisher, Ramirez & Siu, Palgrave Press, 2009). Prior to joining USF’s Department of Politics, she lectured at Stanford, Harvard and CCSF, and received fellowships from Radcliffe Institute, Social Science Research Council, and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme. 


Milena Doytcheva holds a PhD from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). She is currently Professor of Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Lille- Northern France, and fellow at Institut Convergences Migrations (Collège de France-CNRS) Her instruction in undergraduate and graduate philosophy and sociology addresses topics of international migration, multiculturalism, citizenship, and minority rights. Her research focusses on mechanisms of governing race and ethnicity in allegedly color-blind institutional settings, and across multiple fields (urban policy and development, education, the corporate word). Her current project, for which she received support from the Franco-American Fulbright Commission (2021) aims at developing a threefold comparison of American, British, French and European policies on diversity and non-discrimination, particularly in the workplace. Titled “Global Diversity Doctrines, Competing Claims, and ‘White Diversity’”, the project offers to critically examine the dynamics of downplaying race and ethnicity within organizational diversity procedures -- as has been notably, yet not solely, the case in France -- and how this contributes to reinforcing institutional racism through the rise of “raceless” diversity concepts. She recently published Governing racial justice through standards and the birth of ‘White diversity’: a Foucauldian perspective. She also authored (in French): Le Multiculturalisme (Paris, La Découverte, 2018); Politiques de la diversité. Sociologie des discriminations et des politiques antidiscriminatoires au travail (Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2015) ; Une discrimination positive à la française ? Ethnicité et territoire dans les politiques de la ville (La Découverte, 2007).

Kotie KaiserDr. Kotie Kaiser is a senior lecturer in the School for Language Education at the North-West University (NWU).  She is passionate about language curriculum development and has worked in teams to design undergraduate and postgraduate modules in English language teaching as well as short learning courses for pre- and in-service teachers in teaching English across the curriculum.  She has also led a team in the development of a BEdHons course in Language Education which includes a choice of specialisation in one of seven of South Africa’s official languages.  In the past two years she has been part of a task team to implement the new language policy of additive multilingualism at the NWU and is now in the second phase of designing an online training course for lecturers in multilingual pedagogies in Higher Education.

Isabel Martinez

Isabel Z. Martínez is a Senior Researcher at the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Switzerland. Her research concentrates on inequality, the distribution of income and wealth, and the different ways people respond to taxes. Currently, she studies intergenerational mobility, as well as inheritances and inter-vivos gifts and how they influence inequality. Her work, which is mainly empirical, has a strong policy focus and she makes regular media contributions. Upon completion of her PhD at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) in 2016, she held Postdoc positions in Luxembourg and St. Gallen. From fall 2017 until spring 2020, she worked as economist at the Swiss Federation of Trade Unions. Since 2018, she serves as a member of the Swiss Competition Commission (ComCo). Isabel Z. Martínez is a CEPR Research Affiliate and a Fellow of the World Inequality Database Project (WID.World), and she has been listed among the 20 most influential economists in Switzerland in the NZZ Economist Ranking. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review and the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Thomas OgorzalekThomas Ogorzalek is Co-Director of the Chicago Democracy Project at Northwestern University and author of The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics (Oxford U Press). His research has appeared in American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and Du Bois Review, among other outlets.

Anupa Sharma

Anupa Sharma is an assistant professor of economics at NDSU and has been a fellow at Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth since 2019. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech in 2016. Her research focuses on international trade and globalization. She studies global trade patterns by examining inter-sector and cross-country linkages in production and consumption, evaluating preferential trade agreements and their welfare implications, and examining the consequences of globalization through interrelationships between freer trade, immigration, and innovation. In her most recent work, she explores the immigrant’s role in technological innovation and economic growth in the presence of institutional barriers. It is the line of work she will be developing at ARC. She will examine the connection between globalization and wage inequality within a unified framework of trade, technology, and immigration, focusing on the evidence derived from comparisons across developing and developed countries.

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