Jørgen Carling

Research Professor

Jørgen Carling
Email: jorgen@prio.org
Work phone: (+47) 22 54 77 64
Twitter: @jorgencarling
Website: www.jorgencarling.org
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Research Interests

What I am doing at the moment: Spring 2021 
Please see my personal website for an update on plans and activities

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  • Theories of migration and transnationalism
  • Migration aspirations and intentions
  • Networks and chain migration processes
  • Family and gender in migration
  • Immigration policy and migration pressure
  • Border control and migrant fatalities
  • Undocumented migration and human smuggling
  • The demography of immigrant communities
  • Remittances and migration-development links

I use diverse methods, often in combination:

  • Semi-structured interviews
  • Participant observation in multi-sited fieldwork
  • Purpose-made sample surveys
  • Statistical analysis of existing survey data
  • Demographic projection from register data
  • Discourse and document analysis

Logo

I am a member of the PRIO Migration Centre, which has a separate section on the PRIO website.

Geographical scope of my research

Jørgen Carling research scope 2019
Jørgen Carling research scope 2019

Legend: Countries where I have done ethnographic fieldwork.Countries where I have been involved in other data collection. Countries where colleagues have collected data that I have analysed. Countries where data has been collected under my project leadership (including planned data collection in ongoing projects).Countries that I have written about based on secondary sources. 

Editorial board memberships
I am an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the International Migration Review, International Migration, Migration Letters, and Migration Studies.

Background

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Google Scholar Citations

Language skills
Mother tongue: Norwegian
Fluency:
English, and Cape Verdean Kriol
Reading proficiency: Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, French
All but forgotten: Esperanto and Japanese

Work experience
2014-current: Research Professor, PRIO.
2012-2014: Research Professor; Research Director, PRIO.
2011-2011: Research Professor; Programme Leader, PRIO.
2009-2011: Senior Researcher; Programme Leader, PRIO.
2007-2009: Senior Researcher, PRIO.
2002-2007: Researcher, PRIO.
1999: Research assistant, Statistics Norway
1998: Research assistant, Institute for Social Research
1997: Research assistant, Statistics Norway

Academic visitorships
2016: UNU-MERIT United Nations University and Maastricht University
2010: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
2005: COMPAS, University of Oxford
2003: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute

Education
2007. PhD (Human geography)
University of Oslo, Norway.
2001. Cand. polit. (Human geography)
University of Oslo, Norway.
1998. Cand. mag. (Human geography, demography and economics)
University of Oslo, Norway.
1993. International Baccalaureate
United World College of the Atlantic, Wales.

Publications

The following publications are specific to the PRIO GPS Centre. A more complete list is available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Non-refereed Journal Article

Carling, Jørgen (2005) Trafficking in Women from Nigeria to Europe, Migration Information Source.

Report - External Series

Carling, Jørgen (2005) Gender Dimensions of International Migration, Global Migration Perspectives, 35. .