Affiliated Researchers

Cathrine Talleraas

Cathrine Talleraas is a visiting PhD researcher at CMI studying how state institutions engage with people who lead transnational lives.

Cathrine Talleraas is a visiting PhD researcher at CMI. She does a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Oslo and works as a Doctoral Researcher at the Peace Research institute Oslo (PRIO). She is part of the Migration Research Group at PRIO, where she has participated in several research projects on migration. Her recent publications include the reports “Defining Sustainable Migration” and “Root Causes and Drivers of Migration: Implications for Humanitarian Efforts and Development Cooperation”.

In her PhD, Talleraas studies how state institutions engage with people who lead transnational lives and explores how the welfare state can approach the benefits and challenges of increased transnationalism. Her broader research interests include migration, transnationalism, state institutions and migration policy.

Talleraas holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, where her thesis focused on the effects and consequences of migration policy, using the readmission agreement between Ethiopia and Norway as a case study. She holds an MA in Human Geography from the University of Oslo, where she wrote about migration policy in Senegal and the role of policies in determining patterns of migration.

She is currently the PhD representative in IMISCOE, Europe’s largest network of migration scholars.