Stephen Castles is Research Professor of Sociology at the University of
Sydney, and Associate Director of the International Migration Institute at
the University of Oxford. A sociologist and political economist trained at
Frankfurt am Main and at the University of Sussex, Castles work focuses on
international migration dynamics, global governance, migration and
development, and regional migration trends in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Castles was the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of
Oxford. Until January 2001 he was Director of the Centre for Asia Pacific
Social Transformation Studies at the Universities of Wollongong and
He has studied migration and multicultural societies
in Europe, Australia and Asia for many years. From 1994 to 2001, Castles
helped establish and coordinate the UNESCO-MOST Asia Pacific Migration
include: Immigrant Workers and Class Structure in Western Europe (with
Godula Kosack, London: Oxford University Press, 1973); Here for Good:
Western Europe's New Ethnic Minorities (London: Pluto, 1984); The Age of
Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (with Mark
Miller, London: Macmillan, 1998); Citizenship and Migration: Globalization
and the Politics of Belonging (with Alastair Davidson, London: Macmillan,
2000); and Ethnicity and Globalization: From Migrant Worker to Transnational
Citizen (London: Sage, 2000).
His current research focuses on "social
transformation and international migration in the 21st century" with
fieldwork in Australia, Turkey, Mexico and the Republic of Korea. These
programs are funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).