Omar Hammoud Gallego

Omar Hammoud Gallego

PhD Candidate

Department of Government

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Key Expertise
Migration and Public Policies, European Common Asylum System

About me

Thesis: 'Understanding the Tide: A Comparative Analysis of Policy Responses to Refugee Inflows'

Omar’s research examines the factors influencing variation in migration and asylum policies across countries. He has recently developed a new methodology – the Asylum Policies in Latin America database (‘APLA’) – to analyse asylum policies and explain variation over time across different countries in Latin America for the 1990 – 2018 period.

Omar teaches at the LSE and is currently involved in a research project on Immigrant Access to Employment in the UK and Germany, financed by LSE STICERD.

Before joining the LSE, Omar worked as a consultant at the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development in Italy, and for the United Nations’ Higher Commissioner for Refugees in Colombia. He holds an MSc in International Relations of the Americas from University College London, and a BA in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Heidelberg.

Research interests

  • Migration and Public Policies
  • Latin American Politics and Asylum Legislation
  • EU Politics and Institutions

Teaching record

  • GV101 – Introduction to Political Science (2018/19)

  • IR204 – International Migration, Social Integration and Public Policy (2018/2019) 

  • GV264 – Politics and Institutions in Europe (2019/2020)