Prof Uma Kothari

Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies

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Current positions:

  • Professor, Migration and Postcolonial Studies, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK
  • Vice- Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Geography, University of Melbourne, Australia (2017 – 2019)

Educational background:

1985 - 1990 PhD Geography/Sociology, University of Edinburgh (ESRC Scholarship)
1982 - 84 MA Geography/History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
1981 - 82 BA (Hons.) Geography, Middlesex University, London
1979 - 81 Dip HE Geography, Westminster College, Oxford

Membership of committees and professional bodies

  • European Association of Development Institutes
  • UK Development Studies Association (elected council member)
  • Royal Geographical Society/ Institute of British Geographers (fellow and member)

External positions

Vice- Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Geography, University of Melbourne


Member, The Research Council of Norway


Areas of expertise

Research Networks and Beacons

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