I am Research Professor in migration and transnationalism studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), where I am part of the Migration research group. PRIO is an independent, international and interdisciplinary research institute. My staff page at PRIO contains more information about the research I am involved in.

My background in is human geography, which is a great foundation for doing migration research. I also draw heavily on work within other disciplines, including anthropology, economics and sociology.

I am based in Oslo with my wife Heidi Østbø Haugen, who is also a geographer, and our two children. We have had the possibility of several long-term stays elsewhere, especially in our second home city, Guangzhou.

You can most easily reach me by e-mail: jorgen@prio.org. Unfortunately, I often struggle with the deluge of e-mail and have a long back log of unanswered messages, but I do my best.

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