Jean Pierre Misago

Dr Jean Pierre Misago is a Senior Researcher with the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Zimbabwe); MA in Forced Migration Studies (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa); MA in Humanitarian Assistance (Tufts University, USA) and a PhD in Migration and Displacement (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa). Additional academic training includes: Certificate in Ethnicity, Conflict and Inequality in Global perspective (Brown University, USA) and Certificate in Humanitarian Studies & Field Practice (Harvard and Tufts Universities, USA).

His research focuses on the effects of migration, identity and belonging; social cohesion; xenophobia and violent outsider exclusion; and governance of migration and human mobility at multiple levels. He has more than a decade-long experience in researching xenophobic discrimination in South Africa and is considerably published on the topic. His publications include articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, research and policy reports, policy briefs and media articles.

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