Darshan Vigneswaran is the Co-Director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam. He edits the journal Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, and hosts the podcast Monday Morning Meetings on Migration. He is also a Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society, WITS University. From 2010-12 he was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity where he co-coordinates an international working group on Public Space and Diversity. In 2008, he was a British Academy Fellow at the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford.
His research lies at the intersection of International Relations and Political Geography. He aims to understand and explain deep changes in the structure of international politics and his work is primarily interested in how the state's claim to territory has been reconfigured in response to changing patterns of human mobility and settlement. Since completing his doctoral studies at Monash University, Australia in 2006, he has authored Territory, Migration and the Evolution of the International System (2013), co-edited Mobility Makes States: Migration and Power in Africa (2015) and Slavery, Migration and Contemporary Bondage in Africa (2013), and published peer-reviewed articles in journals including Political Geography, Environment & Planning D: Society & Space and Review of International Studies. Darshan has also provided expert consultation for INTERPOL, the EU and the South African Police Service and comment for Reuters, the BBC, and the New York Times. His profile and publications can be found at academia.edu and google scholar.