Dr Eleonore Kofman

Dr Eleonore Kofman

Visiting Professor

Institute of Global Affairs

About me

Eleonore Kofman is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. Eleonore received her D.Phil from Oxford University and is Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship and Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University London.  She is a leading international scholar on gender and migration, and in particular on theoretical and policy aspects of family-related and skilled labour migrations.

She is currently working with UN Women on their 2018 flagship report: Progress of the World’s Women: Families in a Changing World, and has conducted research on the impact of policies in this field for the European Women’s Lobby and Office of the Children’s Commissioner UK and other NGOs. Eleonore is also conducting ESRC-funded research on current Mediterranean migrations and reception systems in Greece and Italy. 

Her extensive publications on care and social reproduction in relation to global migrations include a co-authored book Gendered Migrations and Global Social Reproduction and articles on the dynamics of care and South-South migration. Eleonore is a member of the Executive Board of IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe).