Program Director, Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program; MigrationPhone: (718) 517-3657
BioJosh DeWind is Director of the Migration Program and the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Programs. Since receiving his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University in 1977, his research and writing has focused internationally on issues of migration. Under his leadership since 1994, the Council's activities related to migration have evolved from an initial focus on fostering the interdisciplinary development of immigration studies within the United States -- through research fellowships, thematic working groups, and a national conference -- to promoting migration studies internationally through collaborative working groups and research about relations between internal and international migration to development and about other international aspects of migration, including religion and education. The DPDF Program assists graduate students based at American universities in preparing dissertation and funding research proposals in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields of study. He is co-editor with Charles Hirschman and Philip Kasinitz of the Migration Program's "flagship" publication, The Handbook of International Migration: The American Experience (Russell Sage Foundation, 1999) and, most recently, he co-edited with Jennifer Holdaway, Migration and Development Within and Across Borders: Research and Policy Perspectives on Internal and International Migration (International Organization on Migration, 2008).
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Out now from NYU Press and the SSRC: Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy, edited by Josh DeWind, director of the Migration and Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship programs, and Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum
Josh DeWind, director of the Migration Program, will speak at Georgetown University this Friday, May 2, at a public workshop on "Addressing the Asylum Crisis" [register to attend]