Jonathan Crush

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2019 Laurier University Research Professor CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development, School of International Policy and Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs Professor Faculty of Arts Geography and Environmental Studies Waterloo, Ontario jcrush@balsillieschool.ca Office: (226) 772-3123

Bio/Research

Raised in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland, my first degree was from Cambridge University. I completed my MA at Wilfrid Laurier University and PhD at Queen's University. Before coming to Laurier and the Balsillie School, I was director of the Southern African Research Centre and the Southern ...

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Bio/Research

Raised in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland, my first degree was from Cambridge University. I completed my MA at Wilfrid Laurier University and PhD at Queen's University. Before coming to Laurier and the Balsillie School, I was director of the Southern African Research Centre and the Southern African Migration Program (SAMP) at Queen's University. My scholarly contributions include 14 authored and co-edited books, over 100 journal articles and book chapters and numerous published reports for regional and international government and civil society organizations.

My research is focused on two major areas: (a) global migration and development, and (b) rapid urbanization and food security in the Global South.

My current research projects include: the Hungry Cities Partnership (which I direct at Laurier, with Edgar Pieterse at the University of Cape Town's African Centre for Cities); the African Food Security Urban Network; the Consuming Urban Poverty project, and SAMP's Growing Informal Cities Project. I also have close links with the International Migration Research Centre and Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the Balsillie School and am a member of the 2030+ Group at BSIA, investigating relationships between health, poverty, climate change and development in the Global South.

You can follow African migration and food security issues on Facebook at Moving on Empty.


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