Loren B. Landau

Director and Associate Professor, African Centre for Migration & Society

Prof. Loren B. Landau is director of the African Centre for Migration & Society at Wits University. With a Masters in Development Studies (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science (Berkeley), his work explores human mobility, political authority and social transformation. Author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania, he is editor of Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa and coeditor of Contemporary Migration to South Africa: A Regional Development Issue.
He has published widely in the academic and popular press and is widely cited as an expert in the domestic and international media. He also serves on the editorial board International Migration Review and the Journal of Refugee Studies, the executive committee of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), on the South African Immigra- tion Advisory Board, and on the management committee for the UK-based Migrating Out of Poverty research con- sortium.