My interest is in how different sorts of people come together and are made into communities. . . . [The] experience of movement, of claiming a space somewhere else, of making a new life . . . is something that has fascinated me.
Loren Landau was previously the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference at the African Centre for Migration & Society in Johannesburg. His work explores human mobility, citizenship, development, and political authority.
Landau is author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania, co-editor of Contemporary Migration to South Africa, and editor of Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa.