Ninna Nyberg Sørensen is a cultural sociologist and senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies. Her work has concentrated on migration in its many forms (voluntary, forced, internal, international) and the translocal and transnational development conditions created by human mobility. Apart from her academic writing she has authored or edited several policy-oriented analyses of the migration-development nexus. After functioning as a senior advisor to Danida’s Human Rights Programme for Central America for three and a half years, she returned to DIIS in 2009, where she coordinates migration research and a new programme on 'Migration Industries and Markets for Migration Control'
Migration has long been perceived as a completely distinct area of concern from development. In 2000, the Danish International Development Assistance Agency (Danida), which had traditionally taken this view, appeared to change course and adopted m...read more