dr Martin Geiger


Martin Geiger (PhD, University of Bonn, 2011) is Associate Professor of ‘Politics of Human Migration and Mobility’ at Carleton University. Cross-appointed between Political Science and European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, he is a leading scholar on international, including regional organizations (e.g. European Union) in migration management. His work examines interrelated aspects of political regulation, development, innovation and population change. As a former Canadian SSHRC Banting Fellow, Dr. Geiger is currently leading an Ontario Early Researcher Award and a SSHRC Partnership Development grant project. Both projects are examining trends and developmental impacts of student and skilled/talent mobility. Dr. Geiger is an expert on different projects of regionalism (e.g. European Neighbourhood Policy) and their focus on mobility and migration. He is also Deputy Director General of the Alliance of Global Talent Organizations, Senior Advisor to Phase II of the EU-China ‘Dialogue on Migration and Mobility’ and a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing (China). Dr. Geiger also continues to be affiliated with his former place of work, the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at University of Osnabruck – one of Europe’s leading migration research centre. In 2021, he is invited as a Visiting Lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), and as a Visiting Researcher with the Center for Migration Research (CMR).