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Kerilyn Schewel is a sociologist and senior researcher at the International Migration Institute. Her research examines how processes of development reshape patterns of human migration, with an emphasis on the themes of gender, education, urbanization, youth, rural development, and immobility. She has extensive fieldwork experience in Ethiopia and has collaborated on research projects in Brazil, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Italy, Morocco, and the Netherlands. Her work has appeared in Social Forces, Population and Development Review, and International Migration Review. She has additionally worked with the International Labour Organization, the International Organization for Migration, and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission on policy-oriented publications and dialogue. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam and an MSc in Migration Studies from Oxford University. She previously held a post-doctoral position at the University of Amsterdam and visiting researcher positions at Addis Ababa University and Princeton University.

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