Research Staff

Cathrine Talleraas


Current projects

Human Geographer focusing on the governance of migration and transnationalism

Cathrine Talleraas is Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).  She holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Oslo (2020).

Talleraas is currently working on projects related to migration, transnational living and migration management.  At CMI, she is project leader of the project "Effects of Externalisation: EU Migration Management in Africa and the Middle East", and co-leader of "Influx of Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian Migrants: Integration and Governance Dynamics in Nordic and Baltic States". At PRIO, Talleraas is currently contributing to the "CONMIG" project.

In her PhD research, Talleraas studied how state institutions engage with people who lead transnational lives. Her doctoral thesis "Institutionalising transnationalism: The national welfare system’s encounter with people who lead transnational lives" is available here.

Talleraas is currently coordinator of CMI's Migration and Humanitarianism Research Group. She is co-chair of the IMISCOE Standing Committee "Migration Politics and Governance". Talleraas has previously been engaged in several research projects, including: "Cross-Migration", "TRANSWEL", "Understanding the Root Causes and Drivers of Migration", "Sustainable Migration", "NATION" and "PREMIG".  

Talleraas holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Human Geography from the University of Oslo.

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