New Article: “Do Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) Support Self-Reliance among Urban Refugees? Evidence from Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia”

My colleague Katrina Munir-Asen and I have a new article out in International Migration Review! It is open access, so anyone with the link can read the whole thing. We deeply appreciate the collegiality and collaboration of the different refugee communities in Kuala Lumpur and Penang who participated in interviews, invited us into community centers … Continue reading New Article: “Do Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) Support Self-Reliance among Urban Refugees? Evidence from Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia”

Mastodon

Just a quick update in case Twitter crashes or burns to the ground, you can find me on Mastodon at @cmartinshields@mastodon.social. I'll be doing there what I have been doing on Twitter, mostly posting about development cooperation, research, academia, and occasionally fashion. As long as Twitter is up, my handle there will also be running, … Continue reading Mastodon

Organizing an ISA panel! Title: “Technology and Humanitarian Geography: Mapping, Sensing, and Social Media

My colleague Ziad Al Achkar and I are organizing a panel for the International Studies Association meeting in 2023 in Montreal! We've mentioned this panel a few times on Twitter, and would love to have 1-2 more papers on the panel. Here's the panel abstract: "This panel explores the roles that digital mapping, remote sensing, … Continue reading Organizing an ISA panel! Title: “Technology and Humanitarian Geography: Mapping, Sensing, and Social Media

Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political

I haven't posted something in a while that wasn't a blurb about a publication, so to mark my 37th birthday I'm going to write a proper opinion post! The topic is the 'Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals' interim report to the Secretary General from the Task Force on Digital Financing of … Continue reading Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political

Refugee flows and urban integration: the case of Malaysia

I'm very excited to share a German Development Institute Discussion Paper written by my colleague Katrina Munir-Asen,¬†which explores refugee flows and urban integration in Malaysia. The case study is interesting in terms of how it frames the history of Malaysia's refugee and migration policies, and what these policies have meant for protection rules and integration … Continue reading Refugee flows and urban integration: the case of Malaysia

T20 Argentina: Policy brief on high-skill migration

My colleague Katrina Munir-Asen and I were tasked by the T20 (think tank group of the G20 countries) to put together a policy brief for this year's G20 presidency on the future of high-skill migration. Central to our argument is that countries should focus on attracting people, especially in highly technical and innovative industries and … Continue reading T20 Argentina: Policy brief on high-skill migration