Stephen Castles is Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies, and Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI), at the University of Oxford. He is a sociologist and political economist, and currently works on global issues, migration and development, and migration in Africa. From 2001-2006, he was Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University.
Stephen Castles studied sociology at Frankfurt am Main, and took an MA and DPhil at the University of Sussex. He has carried out research on migration and multicultural societies in Europe, Australia and Asia for many years. He has also been involved in community education work in the UK and Southern Africa. Castles taught Sociology and Political Economy at the Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main from 1972-85. From 1986 to 2000 he was Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Multicultural Studies (1986-96) and then Director of the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, at the University of Wollongong, Australia. From 1994 to 2001, Castles helped establish and coordinate the UNESCO-MOST Asia Pacific Migration Research Network. He has been an advisor to the Australian and British Governments, and has worked for the ILO, the IOM, the European Union and other international bodies.
Among a large number of publications, Stephen Castles' books include:
The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World 4th Edition by Stephen Castles and Mark Miller, published by Palgrave MacMillan in the UK and by Guildford Press in the US, will be available in January 2009. Can be ordered in advance at http://www.palgrave.com or http://www.guilford.com
Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South (with Raul Delgado Wise, editors, IOM 2008)
Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma (with Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Peo Hansen, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)
The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (with Mark Miller, Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan, third edition 2003)
Citizenship and Migration: Globalization and the Politics of Belonging (with Alastair Davidson, London: Macmillan, 2000)
Ethnicity and Globalization: From Migrant Worker to Transnational Citizen (London: Sage, 2000)
Immigrant Workers and Class Structure in Western Europe (with Godula Kosack, London: Oxford University Press, 1973)