Join us! 100% Postdoc, 24 months

We’re hiring a postdoc to research human migration and mobility.

You have a PhD in migration, sociology, demography, economics, public health, or similar (max. 5 years since PhD). You have quantitative skills (p.ex. causal inference, survey experiments, big data, text-as-data), and you’re hungry to develop your own research.

Excellent French and English needed.

Job advert, deadline 30 April 2023

NCCR on the move: visiting fellows 2023


To enhance international exchange and cooperation, the nccr – on the move offers Visiting Fellowships for senior and junior researchers from abroad, who wish to collaborate with our network for a duration of two to three months.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023.

Further information can be found here.

NCCR on the move: graduate conference 2023

Call for Contributions

Neuchâtel Graduate Conference 2023

11 – 12 July 2023 | University of Neuchâtel

The Neuchâtel Graduate Conference provides a stimulating environment for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from different universities and research institutions to exchange ideas, establish networks, and initiate collaborative research.

We are hereby delighted to publish the call for contributions for the NGC 2023 on the topic of Migration and Im/Mobility in Times of Entangled Crises: Concepts, Practices, and Governance. 

The deadline for submission is 28 February 2023. 

More information may be found here.

Video abstract: The different ways in which countries restricted movement during Covid-19

Video abstract on our research note: Restricting Human Movement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Research Avenues in the Study of Mobility, Migration, and Citizenship. With Lorenzo Piccoli, Jelena Dzankic, and Timothy Jacobs-Owen.

Piccoli, Lorenzo, Jelena Dzankic, Didier Ruedin, and Timothy Jacobs-Owen. 2022. “Restricting Human Movement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Research Avenues in the Study of Mobility, Migration, and Citizenship.” International Migration Review. doi: 10.1177/01979183221118907. More

Out now: Restricting Human Movement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Research Avenues in the Study of Mobility, Migration, and Citizenship

I’m happy to announce that our research note on studying border closures and related restrictions to human mobility in the context of Covid-19 is now available at the International Migration Review.

We highlight how restrictions to human mobility were far from uniform across time and countries. The research note identifies 7 different databases that systematically collected information on these restrictions, which should help others identify the right database — they vary in what exactly they cover.

We also present possible research avenues in connection with these data on mobility restrictions: (1) drivers of Covid-19 mobility restrictions, (2) patterns of policy convergence and divergence, (3) the legality of mobility restrictions, (4) continuity and change in global migration policy, (5) citizenship and international mobility rights. In all these cases, data on restrictions during the pandemic can significantly advance research on the governance of mobility, migration, and citizenship.

Piccoli, Lorenzo, Jelena Dzankic, Didier Ruedin, and Timothy Jacobs-Owen. 2022. “Restricting Human Movement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Research Avenues in the Study of Mobility, Migration, and Citizenship.” International Migration Review. doi: 10.1177/01979183221118907.