Joanne van Selm, a former Nonresident Fellow, is an independent researcher on migration and refugee issues. Dr. van Selm is Co-Editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies (Oxford University Press) and affiliated as a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Dr. van Selm has extensive experience in policy and academic research on European Union migration, asylum, and refugee issues. Formerly a Senior Policy Analyst at MPI, Dr. van Selm worked closely with the Greek and Dutch presidencies of the European Union during 2003 and 2004. She also conducted studies for the European Commission, including on the feasibility of resettlement and on the transfer of protection status (with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Institute for the Study of International Migration).
Dr. van Selm, who is the author of several books and articles, has previously held posts as Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam, and holds a PhD in international relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.