Charlotte Mueller surveys the research on current efforts to leverage professional knowledge and skills among migrant populations for development in their countries of origin. She pays particular attention to a program called Connecting Diaspora for Development. (1,820 words)
Philipp Strobl thinks about how migrant biographies and autobiographies can be used to understand associated knowledge transfer processes, including their "success" or "failure." Keywords include "new biography," "actor centrism," and "translation," and the examples are from Australia after World War Two. (2,139 words)
Nicholas B. Miller argues, "Reconstituting the networks of the complex and mobile individuals through which indenture globally spread as a legal form of labor can sharpen our understanding of how migration practices and policies became universalized over the course of the nineteenth century, extending well beyond the framework of individual empires." (1,745 words)
Nick Underwood reflects on how files he had expected to find in Paris for his study of Franco-Yiddishness during the interwar period had, in fact, migrated elsewhere. He uses his surprise to discuss the part played by rescued or stolen documents in "the migratory history of knowledge and knowledge-making." (2,015 words)
Charlotte Mueller points out that "migrants can be knowledge senders and knowledge receivers simultaneously, in their country of destination as well as in their country of origin." Knowledge transfer and human migration can both be "circular."
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