Thomas Lacroix

Visiting Fellow

Senior Research Fellow, Maison Française d’Oxford

PhD, MA (University of Poitiers), MA, BA (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille)

Thomas Lacroix is CNRS research fellow in geography. He works on the relationships between immigrant transnationalism, development and integration. His work focuses on migrant social institutions such as associations and enterprises and their role in the shaping of transnational social fields. His Phd focused on Moroccan hometown associations in France, the Netherlands and Belgium and their engagement into development projects for the benefit of their place of origin (2003). Since then, he extended his research on other groups (Algerian Kabyles, Indian Punjabis, Poles) in France and Great Britain.

He was awarded a doctoral Marie Curie fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Migrations and Ethnicity (University of Liège, 2002-2003), a postdoctoral Lavoisier fellowship at the Centre Jacques Berque (Rabat, 2004-2005), a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellowship at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (University of Warwick, 2005-2007) and a research fellowship funded by the Volkswagen Foundation the International Migration Institute (University of Oxford, 2008-2011).

Thomas is former Migrinter Deputy Director (University of Poitiers). He is currently Associate Editor of Migration Studies and Research Associate at COMPAS, the CERI and Migrinter. He is also a Fellow at the Institut Convergence Migrations.