The Center for Migration Studies Announces the Next Editor of International Migration Review

The Center for Migration Studies Announces the Next Editor of International Migration Review

New York, NY – The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly E. Reed, PhD as editor of the International Migration Review (IMR), the premier social science journal in the field of international migration, ethnic group relations, and refugee movements.

“CMS is delighted to welcome Prof. Holly Reed as IMR’s next editor. She is an accomplished scholar whose research and expertise has spanned forced migration in Sub-Saharan Africa, to the trajectories of undocumented students in the United States. She also brings extensive experience in editing scholarly collections and in program management to her new position,” said Donald Kerwin, executive director of CMS. “Under Prof. Reed’s leadership, I am confident that IMR will push the field in important new directions and build on the journal’s nearly 60-year record of accomplishment. We would also like to extend our profound thanks to IMR‘s superb outgoing editor, Prof. Jamie Winders, for her immense contributions and devotion to IMR, and thanks as well to her superb team of Associate Editors during what has been an unusually challenging period.”

Reed will lead IMR in managing the journal’s robust volume of submissions and will bring her varied expertise in migration studies to bear on the journal’s publications. Reed’s appointment as editor is effective June 1, 2022. She will succeed IMR’s current editor Jamie Winders, PhD, who announced her intention to step down as editor following her appointment as associate provost for faculty affairs at Syracuse University in January.

“Under Holly Reed’s leadership, I am confident IMR will continue to be the leading academic forum in international migration and to push the field in exciting new directions. I am excited to see such an accomplished colleague shepherd IMR’s next chapter,” said Winders.

Holly Reed is a professor of sociology at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY). She is also a faculty associate of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) and a faculty affiliate of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Her research on migration includes forced migration, demographic dynamics, education, and health in the United States and sub-Saharan Africa—including Ghana, South Africa, and Nigeria. She has led a large mixed-methods fieldwork collection effort in Ghana and conducted qualitative interviews among immigrants and refugees in the United States. Her current research projects focus on understanding the availability of resources for and trajectories and outcomes of undocumented students at CUNY, and the determinants and consequences of forced migration flows globally. Professor Reed previously served as a program officer for the Committee on Population of the National Academies in Washington, DC. Reed served as co-editor of a recent special collection in the Center for Migration Studies’ Journal on Migration and Human Security about demographic trends and new forced migrant and refugee research. She has previously written for IMR as co-author with Amy Hsin of the 2019 paper, “The Academic Performance of Undocumented Students in Higher Education in the United States.”

IMR is a publication I have long looked to as a foundational piece of the scholarly conversation on international migration. At a time of considerable disruption in the world of international migration, I look forward to serving as editor of IMR and expanding our understanding of migration,” said Reed.

For more information, please contact Emma Winters, CMS Communications Manager, at [email protected] or 212-337-3080 x 7012.


May 6, 2022

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