Loren Landau

Loren Landau

Job Title: 
Political Science

2002 - PhD in Political Science, University of California, Berkley

1997 - MA in Political Science, University of California, Berkley

1996 - MSc in Development Science, London School of Economics and Political Science

1994 - BA In Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle

Forced Migration Studies, University of the Witwatersrand



2009-2010 Member, Executive Committee, Consortium of Refugees and Migrants in South Africa

2005-2009 Chair, Executive Committee, Consortium of Refugees and Migrants in South Africa

Member, American Political Science Association

Member, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration

Member, African Studies Association

Member, International Studies Association

Current Research Projects: 

Chaires Croisées, Institute for Research and Development (France): Research on Migration, Integration and Local Governance (Together with Aurelia Wa Kabwe Segatti) USD 447 000

The Atlantic Philanthropies: National Research Foundation (South Africa): Integrated Refugee Rights Research and Training Programme, 2007-2010

National Research Foundation (South Africa): Student and Research Support for ‘Migration, Globalisation, and Social Transformation,’ Focus Area Programme, 2007-2010

Completed Research Projects: 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Student Scholarships for African Students to Study Forced Migration at the University of the Witwatersrand,’ 2003-2008, USD 57 100

Centre for Development & Enterprise: Research on Skills, Availability, and the South African Economy, 2007; USD 28 600

Development Bank of Southern Africa: Colloquium on the Challenges of Urban Inclusion in African Cities. 2006; USD 17 650

Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement (CEPED): ‘Immigration, Transit, and Urban Transformation: Migration and Urbanisation in Lubumbashi, Maputo, and Johannesburg’. (Together with Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti, French Institute of South Africa.) 2006-2008; USD 81 000

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA): ‘Grant to Explore Establishing an African Forced Migration Research and Training Network.’ 2005-2006; USD 21 500

Macarthur Foundation Research and Writing Programme on Migration and Refugees: ‘Forced Migration and the New African City: Transnational Livelihoods and Politics in Maputo and Nairobi.’ (Together with Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University.) 2005; USD 96 000

Andrew Mellon Foundation: ‘Continued Support to the Forced Migration Studies Programme at the University of the  Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.’ 2004-2007; USD 360 000

Alchemy Project, Boston: ‘Support for Refugee Students at the University of the Witwatersrand. 2004- 2005; USD 10 000

Foundation for Human Rights, Pretoria: Publication of Forced Migrants in the New Johannesburg: Towards a Local Government Response.’ 2003-2004

humanitarian assistance
forced migration
sustainable development
urban refugees
Geographical Locations:
South Africa
Phone (work): 
+27 11 717 4038
Areas of Research Expertise: