In the Summer of 2021 I successfully completed a three-year visiting professorship at my alma mater, the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. I continue to collaborate with the Center for Migration Studies (CeBaM) in Poznań and also continue to teach in the Culture and Politics program at Georgetown University.


From 2002 to 2018 I was Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University. In the Fall of 2016, I served as the George Soros Visiting Professor in Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. I was also Editor-in-Chief of International Migration and held a senior position with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. I taught at the Howard University in the Social Work with Displaced Populations Program, and managed a program area on admissions and resettlement of refugees in industrialized countries for the Refugee Policy Group.


I am a recipient of several Fulbright grants to teach, conduct research, and provide technical assistance in Poland, Thailand, Indonesia, and Slovenia as well as a residential fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy.