Editorial: The Migration Conference and 13 years of Migration Letters


  • Ibrahim Sirkeci Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London
  • Philip L. Martin University of California Davis




migration, migration conference, Europe, United States, Migration Letters


Questions concerning migration and refugees made the headlines around the world in recent years amid wars in many locations coinciding with economic crises and slow down. Migration as a subject and migration studies as a field are ever more popular, and Migration Letters supported the 4th Turkish Migration Conference (http://turkishmigration.com), which attracted about 400 participants to the University of Vienna. Some 350 papers were presented in plenary and parallel sessions over four days from 12 to 15 July 2016. In summer 2016, Europeans debated how to reduce the influx of unwanted foreigners and integrate those who are settling, the US presidential campaign featured candidate Donald Trump calling for a wall on the Mexico-US border and the deportation of 11 million unauthorized foreigners, and the British voted 52-48 percent to leave the EU because of “too much” intra-EU migration.

Author Biographies

Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci, Director of Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London, UK. Ibrahim Sirkeci is Ria Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and the Director of the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London (UK). His main research areas are human mobility, labour markets, remittances, transnational consumers. He is the editor of Migration Letters and leading new journal Remittances Review. He has chaired Turkish Migration Conferences since 2012. His book “Cultures of Migration” coauthored with J. Cohen was selected Outstanding Academic Title in the US.

Philip L. Martin, University of California Davis

Professor Philip L. Martin, Director of Gifford Center Population Studies, University of California-Davis, US. Philip L. Martin is Emeritus Professor at University of California Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He is the Editor of Rural Migration News and chairs the UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. His research focuses on economic development, competition, farm labour, and immigration policy, and he has earned a reputation as an effective analyst who can develop practical solutions to complex migration issues. Prof Martin is editor of Remittances Review and he has been co-chair of Turkish Migration Conferences since 2012.




How to Cite

Sirkeci, I., & Martin, P. L. (2016). Editorial: The Migration Conference and 13 years of Migration Letters. Migration Letters, 13(3), 329–332. https://doi.org/10.59670/ml.v13i3.286




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