Loren Landau


Loren B Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Loren’s work explores human mobility, citizenship, development, and political authority, particularly in highly transient spaces within cities of the South. He has served as the chair of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), as a member of the South African Immigration Advisory Board and is on the editorial boards of International Migration Review, Migration Studies, and the Journal of Refugee Studies.

Widely published in the academic and popular press, Loren is author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania (Wits Press), co-editor of Contemporary Migration to South Africa (World Bank), editor of Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press), co-editor of I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis, and has published in Millennium, Politics & Society, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and elsewhere.

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