International Migration Review Editorial Office

Douglas T. Gurak
Editor of the International Migration Review

dtg2-portraitDouglas T. Gurak is a professor of development sociology at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, he spent 15 years researching and teaching in New York City at the Center for Policy Research and Fordham University’s Hispanic Research Center and Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He received a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At Cornell, Dr. Gurak served as the director of the Population and Development Program, the Polson Institute for Global Development, and the Graduate Field of Development Sociology. Since 2010 he has been a team member of the Institute for the Social Sciences’ interdisciplinary theme project, “Immigration: Settlement, Integration, and Membership.” Dr. Gurak’s research focuses on the process of human migration, and he is currently involved in the investigation of processes shaping the internal migration of foreign-born persons in the United States to non-traditional immigration destinations. This research is supported by the Russell Sage Foundation and involves working with confidential census data at the New York Census Research Data Center. Dr. Gurak has been appointed as the editor for the International Migration Review effective November 2014.

Reece Garrett Johnson
Editorial Assistant

ReecePhotoReece Johnson is a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs focusing on the intersection of security, migration, and human rights in South and East Asia. Prior to graduate study, Reece spent time working with the Tibetan exile community in northern India, where he researched refugee issues and helped develop a training and orientation program in international relations for the Tibetan government-in-exile. At Columbia, his studies have focused on the future of refugee and migration flows on the Tibetan plateau and the broader Himalayan region. Reece has also worked for the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and Columbia’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and has completed internships with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Department of Justice. Reece has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.

J. Rachel Reyes
Communications Coordinator

reyesJ. Rachel Reyes received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco, and is an attorney admitted to the State Bar of California. Focusing on women’s rights and displacement, Rachel has: drafted motions and organized high-level conferences with the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population at the Council of Europe; advocated for protections for refugee and internally displaced women at the 53rd Session on the Commission on the Status of Women with Human Rights Advocates; spearheaded fundraising campaigns to fund legal aid programs in Thailand and Ecuador for Asylum Access; and assisted in the rebuilding of PeaceWomen Project to better provide news, resources and events surrounding issues of women, peace and security. She also worked with Global Justice Center to help develop legal arguments regarding the deliberate transmission of HIV in armed conflict.

Rachel authored “Deliver Us from our Protectors: Accountability for Violations Committed by Humanitarian Aid Staff against Refugee Women and Children” which was published in the summer 2009 edition of the University of San Francisco Law Review. Rachel also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Arts in International Affairs (concentrating on conflict and security and governance and rights) from The New School.


The International Migration Review (IMR) depends on peer evaluation of manuscripts to maintain its high standards in social science scholarship on international migration. Three associate editors, including the book review editor, support the work of the IMR editor in reading the large number of manuscripts received by the journal, in identifying appropriate scholars to conduct peer review of selected manuscripts, and in interpreting the results of the review process. IMR’s associate editors, who serve three-year terms, play an integral role in assisting the editor in all aspects of the journal’s production and contribute immensely to the intellectual life of CMS.


winderJamie Winders, Book Review Editor

Jamie Winders is an urban geographer in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2004 and has been at Syracuse since then. Professor Winders’ research interests include international migration, racial politics and formations, qualitative and historical methods, urban, cultural, and social geography, and immigrant incorporation and reception. Her most recent work has focused on the racial and cultural politics of immigrant settlement in new destinations, particularly in the American South, and the new dynamics of immigrant inclusion and exclusion in these locales. Her research has been supported by the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Association of American Geographers. She has published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Latino Studies, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, and other venues in geography and beyond. She is the co-editor of the forthcoming New Companion in Cultural Geography and is completing a book manuscript on Latino migration to southern cities and its impacts on neighborhoods and public schools. She is also at work on a joint project that examines the cultural and political-economic shifts associated with and driving changing immigrant reception in rural immigrant destinations in the United States.


Monica Boyd, Associate Editor

Monica Boyd is a professor at the University of Toronto and holds the Canada Research Chair in Immigration, Inequality and Public Policy. Previously she was the Mildred and Claude Pepper Distinguished Professor at Florida State University and a professor at Carleton University, Ottawa Canada. Dr. Boyd earned her BA at the University of Chicago and received her Ph.D. from Duke University. Trained as a demographer and sociologist, Dr. Boyd has written numerous articles, books and monographs on the changing family, gender inequality, international migration (with foci on policy, on immigrant integration and on immigrant women) and ethnic stratification.  Her present research focuses on immigrant offspring including the 1.5 and 2nd generations, immigrant language skills, and labor market integration, the migration of high skilled labor and immigrant re-accreditation difficulties. Dr. Boyd has served as a board member of the Population Association of America, and as president of the Canadian Sociological Association and  the Canadian Population Society, as Vice President (representing the Academy of Social Sciences) of the Royal Society of Canada, and recently as Chair of the International Migration section of the American Sociological Association.


Fei Guo

Fei Guo, Associate Editor

Fei Guo is a demographer in the Department of Marketing and Management at Macquarie University, Australia.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii in 1996 and has held academic positions at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Wollongong. Her research interests range from skilled migration, return migration and student migration in the Asia Pacific region, to internal migration and migrant communities in contemporary China.  Since joining Macquarie University in 2002, Dr. Guo’s research has been supported by the Ford Foundation to study migration and urban poverty in China and also by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to study rural migrant labour in large Chinese cities.  She has published articles in International Migration ReviewAsian and Pacific Migration Review, Habitat International, China Perspectives, and Asian Public Policy Review. Recently she guest-edited a special issue “New Developments in Australia’s Skilled Migration Flows” for the Asian and Pacific Migration Review. Her co-edited books on return migration in the Asia Pacific and China’s demographic transition were published by Edward Elgar Publishing and the Oxford University Press.