William Walters is a Professor of Politics in the Departments of Political Science and Sociology & Anthropology at Carleton University, Ottawa. Originally trained in chemistry at Imperial College, London, he did his graduate work in political science, gaining an MA from the Graduate School of CUNY in New York and a PhD from York University, Toronto. He has published widely in such areas as political sociology, political geography, citizenship studies and Foucault studies where his focus has been the interface between politics and key objectifications of human experience such as unemployment, immigration and, most recently, secrecy. He has authored Unemployment and Government (CUP 2000), and Governmentality (Routledge 2012), co-authored Governing Europe (Routledge 2005), and co-edited Global Governmentality (2004). He is currently engaged in a collaborative project that approaches questions of migration and politics from the angle of vehicles and transportation regimes.
Parvati Raghuram is a Reader in Human Geography at the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University. She gained her first two degrees in Delhi University in India and her PhD at The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Her research interests focus on the ways in which the mobility of individuals, goods and of ideas is reshaping the world. Her most recent ESRC funded project was on the experiences of South Asian geriatricians in the UK. She has co-authored The Practice of Cultural Studies (Sage), Gender and International Migration in Europe (Routledge), co-edited South Asian women in the Diaspora (Berg), and Tracing Indian diaspora: Contexts, Memories, Representations (Sage) and has written research papers for a number of think-tanks such as IPPR, UNRISD, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics and Heinrich Böll Stiftung. She also has edited a special issue of the journal Diversities for UNESCO.
His research, teaching and writings focus on migration and mobility from an interdisciplinary perspective. Primary concerns are the multitude of state and non-state actors involved in governing cross-border mobility today, the various modes and ‘tools’ that have been invented to ‘manage’ flows of people, and the real-life effects these interventions have on persons crossing borders, societies and political systems.
Martin’s publications in English include ‘The Politics of International Migration Management’, ‘International Organizations and the Politics of Migration’, ‘The Transformation of Migration Politics: From Migration Control to Disciplining Mobility’ and ‘The Production of a Safe Neighbourhood and the Disciplining of International Mobility’.
He has held visiting scholar appointments at different universities and research centres in Europe and North America. He is also the founding editor of ‘Mobility & Politics’, a board member of ‘Palgrave Communications’ and a former faculty member and now honorary member of the distinguished German Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at Osnabrück University.